Clarissa Bancroft. Diamonds. June 21st , 2017.
There are several types of inclusions and blemishes, which affect the clarity ratings. Inclusions may be in the form of clouds, bearding, feathers, cleavage, included crystals or minerals, cavities, knots, and internal graining. Blemishes include pits, polish lines, nicks, grain boundaries, scratches, naturals, and chips. New characteristics that may appear on this gemstone as a result of enhancement procedures, such as laser lines, are also considered inclusions/blemishes.
After gaining independence from Great Britain in 1961, Sierra Leone plunged into political and economic problems. Almost all the problems centered around the control of diamond mines. In 1968, Siaka Stevens became the prime minister. He was aware how profitable the smuggling of diamonds could be to him. So he encouraged illegal mining and trading. During his rule, most diamonds were traded illegally. The legitimate trading dropped heavily; from more than two million carats in 1970 to 48,000 carats in 1988.
The flat sheets of the graphite can absorb lights of different wavelengths and hence are opaque and black. The pyramid-like structure found in diamonds lack this ability and is transparent and sparkling.
Therefore, zodiacally speaking, there are two birthstones for each month, bloodstone and sapphire being the ones for April! Have I piqued your interest in learning about the diamond birthstone meaning yet? If yes, then read right ahead to know some more interesting facts regarding this priciest of all dazzlers!
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