The diamonds used in our wedding jewellery come from a careful combination of pressure and heat, the carbon atoms are forced together deep below ground. What starts as a tiny, microscopic cellular composition can begin to absorb other pieces of carbon. If you own a diamond engagement ring that boasts a very high level of clarity, it means that the carbon experiences little movement whilst it was produced.
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If carbon is shifted and other pieces of dirt are introduced a diamond can still be made, but it will typically contain far more impurities. These types are often used to make diamond-edged tools, as opposed to jewellery. Alternatively, the stone can be ground down and the grains can then be applied to sanding belts and so on.
But as far as your ring is concerned, it should possess a stone that has been checked for quality and clarity in equal measure. It didn’t come out of the ground like that; in fact, those smooth facets will have taken hours, if not days, to grind down to their finish. Diamond polishing is an art form in and of itself and jewellers will often dedicate a lot of time to hand finishing their jewellery in this manner.
For anyone that owns a diamond in any size, shape, or form – you are holding a piece of volcanic history that took tens of thousands of years to develop. And that’s something that anyone could be proud of; especially if their one is used for a ring designed to bond two people together for the rest of their lives.