Natural Diamonds

Natural diamonds possess several unique qualities that make them highly valued and sought after. Here are some of the key qualities:

  1. Rarity: Natural diamonds are formed deep within the Earth’s mantle under intense heat and pressure over billions of years. Their formation requires specific geological conditions, making them rare and difficult to find.
  2. Hardness: Diamonds are the hardest naturally occurring substance known, rating a perfect 10 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. This exceptional hardness gives diamonds their durability and resistance to scratching, making them suitable for everyday wear.
  3. Clarity: The clarity of a diamond refers to the presence or absence of internal and external flaws, known as inclusions and blemishes, respectively. Diamonds with high clarity have fewer imperfections and allow more light to pass through, enhancing their beauty.
  4. Colour: Diamonds come in various colours, ranging from colourless to a spectrum of fancy colours like yellow, brown, blue, green, and even rare colours like red and pink. Colourless diamonds, also known as white diamonds, are highly valued for their purity and transparency.
  5. Durability: Diamonds are extremely durable and have excellent resistance to wear, making them ideal for use in jewellery. They are also highly resistant to chemical degradation and do not tarnish or corrode easily.
  6. Investment Value: Natural diamonds have been recognized as a store of value and a long-term investment option. Historically, diamonds have shown a tendency to hold or increase their value over time, especially in larger and high-quality stones.

At Sand & Stone, we have access to over 650 000 natural diamonds, allowing you the chance to choose your perfect stone.