Diamonds: Rare, or Not Really?


The following article lists some simple but informative tips that should help you have a better understanding of diamond clarity.

Think about it. When you walk into a jewelry store and see all the diamonds and all the various types that are for sale, it is hard to realize that diamonds are indeed rare. Most people don’t even pause to think about how that diamond came to be sitting in that jeweler’s case! There is a lot of work that is done before a diamond is ready to sell to the general public!

I hope that the info presented so far has been applicable. You might want to consider the following also:

For every one million diamonds that are mined, just one will be found that is a one caret diamond and is good enough quality. To find a two caret diamond, about five million diamonds must be mined. Over two hundred tons of ore must be mined to find one small diamond, and even then, more than 80% of the diamonds that are mined are only good for industrial use, such as diamond drill bits.

So remember, the next time you visit your local jewelry store, ask to see the one carat diamonds. You should look at this diamond with new appreciation – knowing that it truly is one in a million!

Don’t limit yourself by not learning the details about diamonds. The more you know, the easier it will be to focus on what’s really important.

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