For the first time in 130 years, De Beers will be selling synthetic diamonds for a tenth of the price. To the naked eye, a synthetic diamond and a real diamond might look similar, but the two have a few different characteristics. Natural or real diamonds were formed around 150km-200km below the earth’s crust over 3 billion years ago, while synthetic, lab-grown diamonds are created by man.
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The beauty of a diamond is truly unbelievable. But did you know the source of a diamond is almost just as incredible? While diamonds have been discovered in approximately 35 countries worldwide, Southern Africa remains one of the leading diamond producers in the world with South Africa widely regarded for its top quality diamond deposits.
For those of you lucky enough to be celebrating your birthday in April you would be glad to know that your birthstone is a diamond. For many years the remarkable gemstone has become a symbol of love, devotion, anniversaries and special occasions. In celebration of ‘diamond month’, we compiled a quiz on the fascinating gemstone.
Even though diamonds are prized as the quintessential colourless stone, they’re also found in a variety of different colours such as blue, pink, yellow diamonds. In fact, South Africa is home to some of the rarest and most valuable natural fancy colour diamonds in the world.
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