Diamond Industry Blogs

Top 10 facts about diamonds you didn’t know

Over the years, a diamond has remained one of the most spectacular gemstones of all time. But what exactly makes the diamond so fascinating?

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.