Common Misconceptions about Diamond Rings

It is noticed that when people are asked about what they think of diamonds, they say so many misconceptions about it. This isn’t a great start if you are willing to invest in a diamond. Well, to guide you a little and also clear your doubts, we have come up with some common misconceptions that people have in their mind. Going through these will make your diamond purchase easier and also you will get a clear vision of what you want. Stay with us till the end.

  1. Diamonds are indestructible

Are you aware of the fact that the word “diamond” is derived from a Greek word “adamas” which means indestructible and unconquerable? Well, looking at this, we can blame the people for believing that diamonds are unbreakable. Despite this and the fact that they are among the hardest substances on earth, diamonds can be destroyed. It is possible to chip or damage a diamond. Even a scratch would do. If you don’t want to damage the piece of jewelry or diamond ring that you are wearing, make sure to remove it at the times of heavy, physical work. Get some suggestions from your seller as to when to take it off and when not.

  1. The bigger the size, the better the diamond

We are sorry to break this to you, but this is not the case. There are many factors that play an important role while putting a value on the diamond. Some of them are cut, clarity, color, and carat. The famous 4Cs.

It is a fact that the larger the diamond is, it has more faults in it. They might have poor quality, scratches on it. Hence, if you shop for a bigger diamond, make sure to check all of its specifications and grading before making the big investment.

  1. Diamonds are suitable for engagements and weddings only

Although, diamonds are used for romantic purposes these days, like proposing to your loved ones. It does not mean that their use is limited. You can select your diamond and get yourself nice and attractive jewelry like a bracelet, earrings, necklace, and more and shine. You can also pass them on to the next generation and cherish them forever.

  1. Diamonds are rare

If we look at it, diamonds aren’t rare. In fact, there are some other rarer gemstones such as sapphires, emeralds, and rubies. But, there are also some diamonds that are actually rare. They are fancy pink diamonds and fancy blue diamonds as well. Now, you must be wondering why diamonds are so expensive if they aren’t rare. Well, to answer your question, diamonds are in demand. People want to invest in diamonds for their wedding rings, jewelry, and much more.

  1. Majority of the diamonds are from Africa

A recent survey that was conducted in 2019 says that most of the diamonds are from Russia and then followed by Canada. Botswana is known to be the third largest producer of diamonds. South Africa is said to be the fourth country.

  1. Diamonds are made up of coal

We are sure that you must have seen some quotes that say diamonds are made from coal. One of them is, “Do not be scared of pressure. Pressure is what transforms coal into a diamond”.  Well, don’t believe this. It isn’t true. Diamonds are formed when carbon goes through an extremely high heat and pressure below the surface.

  1. Lab-grown diamonds are not real diamonds

Lab-grown diamonds are real diamonds. Only the difference being that these are created in a laboratory under the guidance of some qualified scientists. In fact, they are physically and chemically identical to the mined diamonds. We can say that the origin is what makes them different from one another. Also, lab grown diamonds are cheaper than mined diamonds and are eco-friendly as well.

So, these were some of the major misconceptions that people have in their minds related to diamonds. We are sure that this little guideline must have helped you in some or the other way and given you a clear vision of what diamonds really are. If you are looking to invest in some ethical diamonds, New World Diamonds is just the place you need. There is an amazing collection of lab-grown diamonds here with variations as well. Not only this but you can also customize your own rings. We presume that this was helpful for you. Don’t be afraid to invest in that diamond you are in love with. Go visit New World Diamonds today and get your hands on some beautiful diamonds at a very reasonable price!

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