Value of a Diamond
Celebrating meaningful moments – emotion, gratitude, attachment, commitment and love – diamonds are universally admired, appreciated and desired.
The modern diamond market grew out of the major diamond mine discoveries of the 1870s in South Africa and was effectively managed as a monopoly until 2001. Today, Botswana, Russia, Canada and Angola are the world’s top four diamond producing countries by value respectively.
Arctic Canadian mines rough diamonds from Ekati Mine, located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Ekati is Canada’s first surface and underground diamond mine and it’s renowned for the premium gem quality diamonds it produces.
The value of a polished diamond is calculated using four criteria known as the 4Cs.
Rough diamonds are naturally occurring crystals and appear in a number of forms. As the hardest substance on Earth, for centuries diamonds have been used to mark the most important moments in peoples lives.
Natural Diamond Council
The mission of Natural Diamond Council is to advance the integrity of the modern diamond jewelry industry, and inspire, educate, and protect the consumer. This includes a behind-the-scenes look into the natural diamond industry, the latest trends in diamond jewelry design, as well as education and tips on how to buy the perfect engagement ring and other diamond jewelry.