Knowing that you are getting the real deal is very important when it comes to purchasing natural diamonds. With the popularity of lab-created diamonds that has occurred over the last few decades, they flood the diamond market, and their looks can be deceiving. On top of that, guaranteeing diamonds are ethically sourced and conflict-free is a big factor suppliers must consider.
This blog will delve deeper into the standard natural diamond protocol as followed by Grunberger Diamonds, along with some contextual information on natural diamonds, how they’re formed, and how they compare to synthetics.
What is a Natural Diamond?
Let’s first discuss what natural diamonds are, including how they are formed prior to being cut and polished for distribution. After many years, and miles below the Earth’s surface, at very high temperatures and high pressure, diamonds are formed. Making them into what we recognize, however, happens at a diamond supplier like Grunberger Diamonds. With tools to test each stone and skills to precisely cut them, suppliers provide the clarity and brilliance we expect once a diamond reaches a jeweler.
Synthetic Diamonds vs. Natural Diamonds
Looking at a diamond, the first thing that comes to mind is its sparkle. But the look of a diamond is easily replicated. You would likely be unable to pick out synthetic diamonds vs. natural diamonds just by looks. In fact, lab-created diamonds have similar properties, but the one thing they are missing, the one thing you will always find in natural diamonds, is small amounts of nitrogen.
Advantages of Natural Diamonds
A top advantage of natural diamonds is their rarity. Since the process of forming takes time, the supply is more limited. Having a more limited supply leads to the next advantage, their value. A diamond’s value will only continue to go up as the supply stays down, following the basic laws of supply and demand. Lastly, the quality of diamonds beats out any lab-created diamond. At the end of the day, we can’t replicate it.
The Natural Diamond Protocol
Getting a quality diamond happens after the precious stones go through a protocol of testing to verify their authenticity. These tests are done by machines that sort out real vs. fake and help label those that make the cut as natural. From there, they can be identified by their 4cs and certified.
Every step in the process is in place to provide you with the highest quality diamond, as well as the transparency, traceability, and sustainability you expect when purchasing one. The protocol also provides industry-standard guidelines to protect buyers, allowing only trusted suppliers the opportunity to sell.
Benefits of the Natural Diamond Protocol
Having this diamond protocol in place benefits everyone involved. Moreover, ensuring that diamonds are ethically sourced and comply with rigorous standards helps improve transparency and trust. As an industry leader for melee diamonds, we pride ourselves on always being transparent. We provide consumers confidence in the conflict-free diamonds they receive, which helps to continuously promote a more sustainable and responsible diamond industry. Which then leads to better working conditions and fair labor practices.
Implementation of the Natural Diamond Protocol
You can be confident that any diamond from us meets the diamond protocol in place. The implementation and enforcement of it make suppliers go through various tests before they can label a diamond as natural.
At Grunberger Diamonds, we use state-of-the-art diamond testing equipment, such as our M+ Screen, which is used to test for lab-grown diamonds. By using short-wave UV light technology, the machine can detect chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and high-pressure and high-temperature (HPHT) diamonds. From there, it will sort out brilliant diamonds and separate them from stones that may be synthetic. In addition to the M+ Screen, we utilize the GLS-3000, which employs ultraviolet irradiation to examine fluorescence and phosphorescence images of diamonds.
Along with required testing for the diamond protocol, industry organizations, and government bodies also play a crucial role. They focus on promoting the natural diamond trade by ensuring ethical sourcing and responsible business practices are conducted.
Grunberger Diamonds: Your Trusted Diamond Supplier
Buy with confidence from Grunberger Diamonds, where we’ve established ourselves as a leading supplier in the diamond industry. By adhering to these principles and demonstrating a commitment to responsibly source our diamonds, we are a supplier you can trust. Learn more about our history and the role we have in the diamond industry, or contact us directly to answer any questions to help you understand more about the diamonds we supply.