Did you know that the diamonds you see in jewelry stores do not naturally have that ‘sparkle and shine’? A raw or ‘rough’ diamond (one that has just been mined and not altered) looks more like a common rock, than one of the most precious gemstones in the world. Initially, diamonds are just translucent; light can pass through them, but they are not clear like glass. Rough diamonds come in different shapes, color, and sizes. Most have uneven, lumpy, and jagged sides. However, with planning, polishing, and hard work with a diamantaire (master diamond cutter), rough diamonds are transformed into dazzling jewels
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Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas is one of the only places in the world where the public can search for real diamonds and then keep what they find! Visitors have found more than 33,000 diamonds.
The phrase ‘diamond in the rough’ describes someone who is not great now, but has abundant potential to become great.
The phrase “rough diamond” was first used in 1624.
During the diamond cutting process, a crossworker puts in the main facets of the jewel. A brillianteer adds the final facets.