If you have visited any jewelry store, you will view all the diamonds in all of the various settings that are for sale, thus making it difficult to realize that diamonds are indeed rare. Did you know that most people do not even stop to think how that diamond came to be sitting in that jeweler’s case! There are much work that is needed to be done before a diamond is ready to sell to the general public!
It is a fact that for every one million diamonds that are mined, only one will be found that is a quality one caret diamond. It is a huge task in order to find a two caret diamond, about five million diamonds must be mined. It has to utilize 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.
Therefore, if you happen to visit your local jewelry store, try asking them for you to see the one carat diamonds. Now you should be looking at this diamond with new appreciation – knowing that it truly is one in a million!