Diamonds are not just a form of artistic magnum opus, but a symbol of unfading love. The stone derives its name from the word – ‘Adamas’ of Greek origin which means ‘unconquerable’. Hence, it makes sense to end the diamond jewelry commercial with a classic statement - Diamonds are forever.
The popular gem is the hardest natural substance on earth. Diamonds were formed billions of years ago through a combination of high pressures and temperatures, miles beneath the earth surface. They were brought close to surface through volcanic activities. The crystals were first recognized and mined in India. Diamonds have been known in India for at least 6000 years .They were considered as sacred and kept as loose unpolished stones. Later in the 16th century, tools were invented to cut facets in diamonds. Over the years that followed, techniques evolved until the latest inventions of modern facet cuts.
The exquisiteness of a diamond surfaces not only when it is cut and polished, the beauty of this stone stands out even in the most primitive state. Rough diamonds or raw diamonds are the most natural forms of diamond which are exempt from any treatments and hence retain the true feel. They are held in awe for their purity and untouched state. Rough diamonds look like transparent stones that are either colorless or tinted in yellow or brown. But do not lose out the gist of them for ‘Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken as pebbles’. A jewelry crafted in a rough diamond is no less than a cut and polished diamond and will stand out because of its unusual shape. The compromise might be a little on the brilliance which may be a deciding factor for a few. One has to weigh the true feel of a raw diamond against the brilliance of a cut diamond and choose what matters more. To help with that, an idea of the cost difference would be of help too.
The cost of rough diamond is the one that will have an impact on the price of the derived polished diamond. The type of cutting technique would incur further costs too. So ideally, a customer pays half of the sum for the cutting technique and the remaining for original diamond. The uncut diamonds on the other hand are lighter on the wallet compared to the polished counterparts as they are devoid of the processing cost. Doesn’t it sound a better deal to go for a purer, cheaper and untouched version of the stone than a processed expensive version? Extra brownie points would be for the size of the diamond. The size of diamond you take home with an unprocessed version will be much bigger than the polished one for a lesser price. So go ahead with the next gen raw diamond jewelry with a reputed jeweler and get noticed for the unique taste.