Clarissa Bancroft. Diamonds. June 23rd , 2017.
It was in 1954 that diamonds were first created by General Electric in the lab, wherein carbon was subjected to 400 tons of pressure to create these valuable stones. The cost of the process to create lab created diamonds is incredibly high, mainly due to the high consumption of electricity. The last few years have seen an increasing demand for lab created diamond jewelry and the following paragraphs would give you an idea of the reasons behind that.
About 24% of the world's diamond supply is sourced by alluvial mining. Deposits are known to exist in Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Central African Republic, Guinea, Liberia, Tanzania, Angola, Togo, Brazil, Venezuela, Guyana, and South Africa.
Diamond is the hardest and also the most beautiful known material on Earth. Many people use the terms 'cut' and 'shape' interchangeably, but they are not the same. Diamond cuts are nothing, but the styles based on arrangement of facets. There are 3 main types of cuts; brilliant cut, step cut, and mixed cut. It needs to be cut, to give it a desired shape. Cuts and shapes are styles, developed to make full utilization of its properties. The different types of shapes are as follows:
Among the eight cuts of the diamond, the round shape is the most popular. The other shapes available are emerald, pear, oval, marquise, princess, heart, and trillion. There are always trendy new shapes being promoted by leading jewelry designers. But it is often seen that 95% of the hot selling designs always make use of the round-shaped diamonds.
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