Diamonds in their rough state

Even when they are newly mined, a diamond’s shape is fascinating. In its natural uncut state, a diamond is a three dimensional octagon, with eight sides resembling triangles fastened together at a square center. Sometimes rough diamonds have triangular indents on its sides.

In the past few years, jewelers have been so intrigued by rough diamonds as to incorporate them in their designs. The tip of a stone will peep out from its central location in a ring, or sit with other unpolished diamonds in a flamboyant bracelet or pair of earrings. One detail to note for those who are considering wearing unprocessed diamonds, is that they have minimal shine. People seeking brilliance should consider a cut central stone, or a rough accented with polished jewels.

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