What Are Diamonds And Where Do They Come From?

People have been wearing diamonds for centuries. They are looked at as a symbol of love, affluence, and commitment. What originated in Rome as a sign of ownership, has evolved in to this romantic symbol of love today. People give their significant others engagement rings with a diamond to show their love and commitment to one another. It is a moment in a couples life that they look forward to as they prepare to spend the rest of their lives together. You may be wondering what the hype is all about. What are diamonds and why do they cost so much? Where do they come from? Why are they so rare? We have done all the research for you so that you dont have to and are here to answer all of your questions about this mysterious rock.

What is a diamond?


Diamonds are one of the most precious gemstones in the world. They are not easy to find and have to be mined from the earth just like most natural resources. Natural diamonds are created deep in the earth and form due to high pressure and heat. They are brought closer to the earths surface from earthquakes and volcanoes. They are then extracted from the earth to be cut and polished in to the beautiful diamonds we recognize on a piece of jewelry.

What Substance Is A Diamond


Diamonds are a mineral. They are considered to be the hardest material in the world. They are comprised of pure carbon and are formed at a pressure of about 60,000 atmospheres, at a temperature ranging from 1200 to 1600 degrees Celsius and at a depth of about 200 to 250 km underground. The carbon crystallizes into a diamond after a slow cooling process while absorbing substances from its surroundings. These materials will determine its color grade and its degree of clarity. Their crystallization process into crystalline take Millions of years so when we look at a diamond we are actually also looking at a piece of history. Locating diamonds also isn’t an easy process and therefore, diamonds are extremely rare. You won’t just find a diamond on the ground while walking down the street. They have to be searched for and then extracted from the earth.

What Are Colored Diamonds


Are colored diamonds also diamonds? Yes they are. Color diamonds are actually more rare and expensive than regular colorless diamonds. The colors of diamonds are obtained due to foreign atoms trapped within them during crystallization, so the process of formation is the same but with the addition of one extra ingredient that will alter the color. For example the warm shades of yellow, brown and orange are formed due to nitrogen atoms merging with the diamond during crystallization. Elements like Boron will create a blue diamond, radioactive radiation will create a green diamond, graphite will create a black diamond and structural deformations in the diamond lattice, will cause rare colors like pink and red. This creates a truly stunning look that is perfect for anyone looking for something other than the typical diamond.
Diamonds are a beautiful and naturally occurring gemstone that represent luxury, glamour, and love. They are the true expression of forever. A diamond has lived for millions of years and will represent your love for the next millions of years as you make history wearing this beautiful piece of history from the earth. At Brooklyn Lilly, we just want to make your love story special and help you choose the perfect diamond. You can email us at sales@brooklynlilly.com with any other questions about how diamonds are created or for help choosing the perfect one!