Are Diamonds Really Rare

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When you walk into a jewelry store and see

all the diamonds in all of the various settings

that are for sale, it is difficult to realize that

diamonds are indeed rare. Most people

don’t even stop to consider how that

diamond came to be sitting in that jeweler’s

case! There is quite a bit of work that is done

before a diamond is ready to sell to the

general public!

For every one million diamonds that are

mined, only one will be found that is a quality

one caret diamond. In order to find a two

caret diamond, about five million diamonds

must be mined. More than two hundred tons

of ore must be mined to find one small

diamond, and even then, more than 80%

of the diamonds that are mined are only

good for industrial use, such as diamond

drill bits.

So, the next time you visit your local jewelry

store, ask to see the one carat diamonds.

You should look at this diamond with new

appreciation – knowing that it truly is one

in a million!

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