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Naturally Colored Diamond Blog

Mines To Market: How Colored Diamonds are Produced

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 7/29/16 8:00 AM

Diamonds take millions of years to make and can even be dated back to over 1 billion years ago! Geologists believe that these gems are made in the mantle layer of the Earth and brought up to the surface by volcanic eruptions. 

Today, diamond mines are found across the whole world; from Africa to Australia, the diamond industry is one of the largest. So how do these crystallized gems go from mine to market?

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Topics: Insider, colored diamonds, Colored Diamond Mines, History

Do You Know How Many Diamond Mines Exist Today?

Posted by Tony Cathaway on 11/17/15 9:00 AM

There are not that many diamond mines in the world. In fact, it’s estimated that there are around 50 viable mines in operation, and around 30 that are inactive. However, with increasing demand for diamonds not only as jewelry, but for scientific investment and industrial use, that is changing. Many nations including Brazil, Canada, India, and China are undertaking examinations of their natural resources in partnership with companies such as De Beers, Rio Tinto, ALROSA and other diamond mining experts. 

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Topics: Things to Know, colored diamonds, Colored Diamond Mines