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Real Vs Synthetic: Why Natural Diamonds Hold Enduring Value

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The saying “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” continues to reign true despite the old-fashioned cliché. There is an ongoing trend towards the use of synthetic diamonds in special jewellery items, and this has sparked much debate.

Here at James Thredgold, we believe that natural diamonds have a special kind of magic that can’t be matched. Let’s take a look at why opting for the real deal when choosing diamond earrings, necklaces and rings in Adelaide is recommended.

A Marvel of Nature

Natural diamond formation is a remarkable geological process estimated to have occurred between one and three billion years ago. Deep within the Earth's mantle, intense heat and pressure caused carbon atoms to crystalise, resulting in the formation of the coveted diamond, a material renowned for its exceptional hardness and brilliance.

That being said, there are no new, genuine diamonds. They were all created naturally a long time ago. This means that their relative scarcity and general inaccessibility make them extremely valuable. Each one is a unique creation with its own character, clarity, colour and flaws. How amazing is that?

A Wonder to be Cherished for Generations

Diamonds have long been used as symbols of love, commitment and achievement. Because of their robust nature, they often turn into family heirlooms that can be passed from one generation to the next. Imagine owning a beautiful pair of diamond earrings that once belonged to your grandmother or getting engaged with a diamond ring that has been in the family for a hundred years or more.

Moreover, diamonds have done well at retaining their value, making them a remarkable investment, both financially and sentimentally. Whether you are celebrating an engagement, marriage, anniversary or other special event, diamonds are the timeless gift that keeps on giving.

Environmental Considerations

The impact of creating synthetic diamonds is not yet fully known. You might also be wondering about responsible mining practices for natural diamonds. You will be pleased to know that there are many regulations in place to monitor diamond extraction.

Here at James Thredgold, we can assure you that we prioritise ethical sourcing, guaranteeing that your diamond jewellery item comes with a clear conscience.

Visit our store or browse our online diamond collection to find the perfect diamond earrings, necklaces and more from our Adelaide store, where we stock a wide selection of ethically sourced diamond jewellery.