- What is the process behind the creation of a natural diamond?
- How can you differentiate a natural diamond from a synthetic diamond?
- What is the true value of a natural diamond?
There are two different types of diamonds on the market: natural diamonds, created by the Earth, and synthetic diamonds, created in a factory in a few months, indeed just a few weeks.
The creation of a natural diamond
A natural diamond is a precious gemstone prized for engagement rings and jewellery, given as a sign of love and affection. It is important to be able to distinguish between a synthetic diamond and a natural diamond. But how do you go about it and why are natural diamonds better than synthetic versions?
Since the dawn of time, man has been fascinated by the extraordinary precious stone that is the diamond. Even today, natural diamonds embellish some of the most valuable jewellery. Read our article to find out all you need to know about synthetic diamonds.
Unfortunately, natural diamonds are a finite resource: it takes the Earth millions if not billions of years to produce natural diamonds, in specific climatic and environmental conditions.
All these conditions make diamond a solid, rare and sublime precious stone. It has become increasingly difficult to mine natural diamonds; supply is steadily declining while demand is increasing considerably. We have found no substitute for this perfect precious stone other than an artificially manufactured synthetic version.
Distinguishing a natural diamond from a synthetic diamond
A synthetic diamond is indistinguishable from a natural diamond. The difference can not be observed with the naked eye, microscope, or magnifying glass: the only way to be certain of having a natural diamond is to ask for a certificate of authenticity. Indeed, a real diamond is certified by HRD, GIA or IGI, and also by the mention "Natural Diamond".
On the other hand, a synthetic diamond will be certified "synthetic diamond". It is therefore preferable to buy a diamond or a piece of diamond jewellery from a jeweller renowned for its expertise. At BAUNAT, real diamond jewellery is certified 100% natural and undergoes no chemical treatment. Also, each diamond comes with its certificate of authenticity.
The true value of a natural diamond
A natural diamond is more valuable than a synthetic diamond. It keeps longer and can be passed on from generation to generation.
Also, diamond mining is becoming increasingly difficult - mines exhaust resources - and the natural diamond's financial value will only grow over the years. Not for nothing are natural diamonds so popular in engagement rings.
A symbol of love par excellence, natural diamonds symbolise lover, success and commitment. This is something a synthetic diamond can't offer, given that it's produced in a factory with crystallised carbon. Synthetic diamonds undergo chemical procedures which quite simply reproduce the appearance and structure of natural diamonds.
Looking for information on natural diamonds? Contact our team of experts, who will be happy to answer any questions. At BAUNAT, discover high quality, 100% natural diamonds, delivered with a certificate of authenticity.