Most of us think of a diamond as the beautiful sparkling stone in a ring, or maybe as part of another piece of jewelry.
As it sparkles in the light, it might flash you a memory of the time you got engaged or remind you of when you bought or received the jewelry.
Not many of us are however aware of just how ancient natural mined diamonds really are. Or on what amazing journeys they have been.
From long-forgotten eruptions deep in the earth, getting stuck for millennia in a volcanic rock to being brought earth-side by brave miners. And then getting whisked around the globe in highly-insured packages to diamonds cutters and polishers. And then of again to dealers, designers and jewelers while increasing in value and beauty.
Read about the fascinating timeline of natural mined diamonds and how they represent humanity’s evolution in science, engineering and the arts.
A large percentage of natural mined diamonds are found in Kimberlite rocks:
An “After” photo of a natural mined diamond: