The Story of a Diamond
The Story of a Diamond
They say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and for good reason. These popular glittering gems are formed deep within the earth's mantle, taking millions of years to form. Because of how incredible and rare diamonds are, they have been sought after and coveted by people throughout history, from ancient civilizations to modern times. The journey of a diamond from its formation to its discovery, mining, cutting, and polishing is a complex and intricate process that involves numerous industries. The diamond trade is steeped in history and tradition, making it a story that is both captivating and thought-provoking.
How Do Diamonds Form?
Fascinatingly, the entire process takes between 1 billion and 3.3 billion years. The process of diamond formation begins when carbon-rich material, such as graphite, is subjected to extreme pressure and heat for an extended period of time deep in the earth’s mantle. These conditions cause the carbon atoms to arrange themselves in a crystal lattice structure, forming a diamond. The newly formed diamond crystal then slowly moves closer to the earth's surface through volcanic activity or other geological processes. The journey to the surface can take millions of years, during which time the diamond may undergo changes, ultimately affecting its final size, shape, and color.
From Creation to Jewelry
Only 30% of mined diamonds meet the standards of the jewelry industry. Once selected, skilled craftsmen begin their work. The cutter decides how best to cut the diamond to maximize its brilliance, taking into account the natural imperfections of the stone. Using specialized tools, the diamond is then cut into its desired shape. Afterward, it is carefully polished to enhance its shine. Finally, the diamond is graded based on the "four Cs" - carat, clarity, color, and cut - and is certified by a reputable grading laboratory. Once the diamond is certified, it can be set into a piece of jewelry, such as a modern engagement ring or a chic pair of earrings.
Discover Diamond Jewelry at Rogers Jewelry Co.
At Rogers Jewelry Co., we understand that diamonds are the most extraordinary gems in central California. That is why our expert team is dedicated to helping customers find the perfect piece to suit their unique style and budget. We also pride ourselves on offering only the highest quality diamonds, certified by reputable grading laboratories. Our experts are happy to provide diamond education to our customers, so they can make the most informed purchase. Whether shopping in-store or online, our commitment to providing exceptional customer service and top-quality products sets us apart from the competition. Visit us at your nearest Rogers Jewelry Co. showroom today.