Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but most of us know very little about them above and beyond the fact that they’re beautiful, sparkly and mined from the earth. This is such a shame because the more we know about the diamonds in our engagement rings, wedding bands, necklaces and other much-loved pieces of jewellery, the more interesting our diamonds become. Not only that but the more we know about the origins of our diamonds, the easier it will be for us to make more ethical choices around purchasing them next time we’re trying to choose between our favourite Valentina Fine Diamonds.
So where do those diamonds you love so much come from? They’re mined from deep pits all over the world. The main producer of diamonds right now is Russia who manufactures around 22.4 percent of all of the world’s diamonds, and which is home to no less than 12 open-pit diamond mines. Botswana is the next biggest producer with responsibility for around 19.9 percent of production.
If you want to find out more about where your diamonds come from, how they are produced and how the diamond industry works in practice, so you can make more ethical choices and choose the diamonds that best fit in with your lifestyle, take a look at the infographic below. Not only does it lay out exactly where diamonds come from, but it will also teach you a great deal about diamond mines, which is a subject few people really know about at all.
Infographic designed by: Valentina Fine Diamonds