A Diamond’s brilliance and beauty is unsurpassed. Created millions of years ago, their rarity is what separates these gems from all the rest. Buying a diamond is a thrilling and intimate experience. A diamond is the most romantic of all gifts because it is an eternal symbol of true and lasting love.
Approximately 80% of the world’s diamonds pass through Antwerp Belgium, famous for the master craftsmen gem cutters, polishers and traders.
A diamond is a crystal made up of carbon atoms, which exist deep in the ground. Over billions of years diamonds are exposed to intense heat and pressure to create the hardest and most beautiful natural substance on earth.
The first diamond deposits were brought to the surface by volcano like explosions more than two billion years ago and even the most recent deposits are at least 50 million years old. Diamonds found in their raw form are known as ‘rough’. It is from this rough state that the diamond is then cut and polished to produce a beautiful gemstone.
Once a diamond has been polished into a finished piece, it can be evaluated for its beauty, based on some well known qualities that define a diamond that are notably termed as the ‘4Cs’ (Colour, Clarity, Carat, Cut)