All About Natural Diamonds
Natural diamonds have been prized throughout the ages for their dazzling sparkle, rarity and emotional value. So whether you’re searching for an engagement ring or a gift of diamond jewelry for someone special, here’s what you need to know about nature’s oldest, most beautiful
3 quick things about natural diamonds
beautiful & rare
Only a limited number of natural diamonds exist in the world!
rich with meaning
Used for centuries to express undying love and romance.
older than life on earth
Three-billion-year-old treasures that existed long before mankind.
what are natural diamonds?
Natural diamonds are minerals composed almost entirely of carbon with trace amounts of nitrogen. They are also one of the hardest known natural substances on earth. Natural diamonds are mined from the ground and are then cut and polished to create the beautiful, sparkling gems that have been used in
how are natural diamonds made?
Natural diamonds were created billions of years ago, deep within the earth’s mantle. This high pressure, high temperature environment bonded carbon atoms together to form diamond crystals. Volcanic eruptions eventually pushed them upwards, where a finite amount of them now exist about 100 miles beneath the earth’s surface, just waiting to be unearthed and cherished by you and
characteristics of a natural diamond
learn the 4cs
What are the 4Cs of a Diamond? The 4Cs of a diamond are the universal standard that gemologists use to determine a diamond’s quality which includes the diamond’s cut, color, clarity, and carat weight What’s more, they show you what you should be looking for when purchasing a diamond. Here’s a brief
The most important of the 4Cs of a diamond is cut. The cut of a diamond affects how well a diamond returns light back to your eye. It’s what makes the diamond sparkle! A diamond’s cut creates its brilliance, fire and scintillation, can hide small internal flaws (called inclusions), and can even make the
Diamond color actually measures the diamond’s lack of color. The less color in a diamond, the higher its value. Diamond color is graded on a scale from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow or brown). The highest quality diamonds are colorless—their grade will be D-F. Near colorless diamonds are graded G-H, and slight color is I-J. It’s important not to look at color on its own— make sure you take it into consideration with the other 3Cs. For example, a lower color with a better cut can result in a prettier diamond compared to a colorless diamond
Diamond clarity is the measurement of minor imperfections on and inside a diamond. The surface flaws are called blemishes, and internal defects are known as inclusions. These natural imperfections are microscopic and do not impact a diamond’s beauty, but the fewer imperfections a diamond has, the better grade
A diamond’s carat is not the visible size of a diamond. Rather, carat weight refers to the weight of the diamond as measured in carats. Diamonds with a larger carat weight are rarer, and the diamond’s value
create your own diamond ring
Helzberg Diamonds offers all different types of ring settings, diamond shapes and carat weights to choose from. Create a custom engagement ring with a natural diamond that’s as rare and beautiful as the love
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