Diamonds value factors

Pandora Diamond Grades

The following diamond grades apply to the diamond used in Pandora jewellery.

Colour

H (Near Colourless)

Cut

Round brilliant cut

Carat

The carat weight depends on the individual jewellery piece

Clarity

VS (Very Slightly Included)

Pandora's annual Club charm features a sparkling diamond as a lasting tribute to our loyal fans.

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Species/Group: Diamond

Classification: Gemstone

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Origin

The diamond is a crystalling mineral made of pure carbon and is created hundreds of kilometres beneath the Earth's surface under intense heat and pressure and carried to the surface by volcanic forces. Diamonds are found in many countries, from remote deserts to frozen tundra.

Name

From the Greek word "adamas," which means invincible, unconquerable, unbreakable, in reference to the diamond's extreme hardness

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Processing

Multiple processes are required to transform a rough diamond into a jewellery stone. Rough diamonds are divided by sawing and then shaped in a process called bruting. Blocking and brillianteering facets the rough diamond, which is then polished to increase its reflectivity

Durability

Diamonds are at the top of the the Mohs scale, which is used to measure the hardness of minerals, and are rated a 10. Diamonds are the hardest substance known to man and has superior resistance to scratching and chemicals.

Diamonds with colours that are outside the scale are known as "fancy colour diamonds."
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Care

Avoid rough handling and when not in use, store diamond jewellery separately to avoid scratches. Clean with lukewarm, soapy water and gentle brushing. Ultrasonic cleaners should be used with caution as they can damage heat-treated diamonds and diamonds with imperfections that can't be seen with the naked eye.

Mythology & Association

A diamond's power, hardness and beauty have been prized throughout civilisations. Ancient Greek warriors believed diamonds would bring the wearer great strength and wore diamonds to strengthen muscles and bring invincibility. In the Middle Ages, diamonds were associated with victory, strength and courage. Julius Caesar, Louis IV and Napoleon wore diamonds talismans of luck. In more recent times, diamonds have come to symbolise love, beauty and success. Diamonds are synonymous with everlasting love and marriage. A diamond ring is considered the ultimate gift of love.