Diamonds are the most beautiful and precious stones that can enhance the beauty of the wearer. It is considered to be a symbol of pure love, status, and royalty. Most natural diamonds are formed from high temperatures and pressure in the Earth’s mantle. The growth period takes from 1 to 3.3 billion years. Diamonds are brought closer to the surface through deep volcanic eruptions by magma. The name “diamond” comes from the ancient Greek word adamas, which means “unbreakable.”
Russia is the largest diamond producing country in the world and contributes to 25% of all diamond production. The diamonds produced in Russia are of a very high quality and receive a high appraisal value at global markets. Botswana and the Democratic Republic of the Congo come in second and third places. The Jwaneng Diamond Mine in Botswana is the world’s biggest diamond mine. Australia follows in fourth place and plays an important role in the diamond world–it is a leading producer of colored diamonds. Australia is famous for pink, purple and red diamonds, as well as some of the finest yellows. The largest mine there is The Argyle Diamond Mine, which produces more than 12 million carats annually. In the 20th century, most people never have thought of Canada as being an important producer of diamonds. Today, Canada has four active diamond mines and is producing over 10 million carats per year, placing itself as the world’s fifth largest diamond producing country.
The above five leading diamond producing countries account for nearly 76% of the global diamond production. Zimbabwe, Angola, South Africa, Lesotho, and the Central African Republic are smaller but nevertheless important contributors in the diamond industry. From the mine, to the cutter, to the amazing sparkler on the finger of your significant other–let us be the link that can connect it all and make it happen. Please, call us with any of your questions about diamonds and we will be happy to educate you and help you find the diamond of your dreams.