Diamond Industry Blogs

Different carat sizes

Besides the remarkable sparkle of a diamond, one of the very first things you notice about an engagement ring is the size of the diamond. When it comes the 4Cs of a diamond, the carat size remains one of the most talked about characteristics of a diamond.

Like A Diamond In The Sky

Diamonds are breathtakingly beautiful from up close and far away. For years it’s been known that a cosmic microwave background is the reason for the ‘sparkle’ in the sky. However, the nature of the source hasn’t been discovered up until now.

Real diamonds vs synthetic diamonds

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.

Diamond Mining Around the World

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.