Diamond Story, Diamonds, Drakes Jewellers, Plymouth, South West

 

  

All diamonds begin their beautiful life as a ‘rough diamond’; the stone in its natural form.

Each diamond you see at Drakes, Plymouth has more than likely existed for billions of years, hiding deep

beneath the earth’s surface in ridiculously hot molten rock. After many years, unable to take the

immense pressure, the volcano erupts and the diamond rock is blasted to the earth’s surface.

 

 

The Diamond Story, Diamonds, Drakes Jewellers, Plymouth, South West

 

 

 

As the volcano cooled down, the diamonds become trapped in harden magma. So how do we find

the ‘diamonds in the rough?’ Sophisticated science, advanced technologies and a very hard

working explorer are required as they mine the diamonds from the earths surface.

 

 

Diamond Mind, Drakes Jewellers, Plymouth, South West

 

 

 

 

Rough diamonds are not brilliant and can appear greasy and opaque. Next the mined

rough diamonds are sorted based on quality and passed on to diamond cutters.

 

 

Rough Diamonds, Diamonds, Drakes Jewellers, Plymouth, South West

 

 

 

Through the skilled and all encompassing process of diamond cutting, the true beauty

and sparkle of the diamond is revealed. It is at this stage that the diamond becomes the

brilliantly sparkling gem that you admire each and every day. Once the diamond has

been cut, it is weighed, measured and graded. Please see the 5c’s for more information.

 

 

Diamond Grading, The 5C's, Drakes Jewellers, Plymouth, South West

 

 

 

The final stage of the journey is the polished and sparkly diamond being set in

jewellery ready to be loved and admired for many years to come.

Diamond Ring, Drakes Jewellers, Plymouth, South West