This section is an in-depth look into this journey, with a blend of fun facts and technical knowledge that will help any diamond consumer to truly understand how a diamond gets from the mine to you.
Section 1: From the Earth
Did you know that diamonds form under extreme temperatures and pressures?
Do you know how HOF diamonds are formed?
Section 2: Mining
Where in the world do diamonds come from?
How are they mined?
Now, some fun facts!
What is the average size diamond that comes out of the ground?
Section 3: Sorting
Note: At this point, diamonds are still rocks/crystals, they are not polished jewelry-grade diamond yet
Who in the world sorts the diamonds?
How long does it take to sort diamonds?
After a diamond is recovered, it will have to be sorted according to certain categories before being sold.
Then, where do they go? A rough diamond can be sorted according to 3 distinct categories.
Section 4: Cutting
How many cutting centers are in the world?
How long does the cutting process take?
Section 5: Labs
Section 6: Selling
Who are diamonds sold to once they are ready?
Section 7: The Consumer
How long does it take for diamonds to reach you as a consumer?
Fun facts about diamond consumption!
Want to learn even more about diamonds? Check out these additional articles:
Fun Facts About Diamonds
The World's Most Famous Diamonds
A Historical Timeline of Diamonds
Sources: Brian McHardy, Master Diamond Cutter