The Diamond Journey - From mine to store.

Diamonds have a long history as beautiful objects of desire. In the first century AD, the Roman naturalist Pliny stated: “Diamond is the most valuable, not only of precious stones, but of all things in this world.”

Few people outside the gem industry realize the true nature of a gemstone’s journey from the mine to the counter of a store. Whether the gem is being offered to consumer’s at a traditional jewelry store’s counter, an internet shopping site, or a television broadcast the journey always involves a great deal of effort.  Tons of earth and countless hours of labor are needed to bring a gem from mine to market.

Diamond forms under high temperature and pressure conditions that exist only about 100 miles beneath the earth’s surface. Diamond’s carbon atoms are bonded in essentially the same way in all directions. Another mineral, graphite, also contains only carbon, but its formation process and crystal structure are very different. Graphite is so soft that you can write with it, while diamond is so hard that you can only scratch it with another diamond.

This hardest gem of all is made of just one element: carbon. It’s valued for its colorless nature and purity. Most diamonds are primeval—over a billion years old—and form deep within the earth.

At MIKU Diamonds we are only interested dealing with high quality diamonds. Therefore, we are buying them directly through the worlds diamond centre in Antwerp. We are extremely proud being part of this community and offering you only high quality gemstones. Antwerp has been a focus of the diamond trade since 15th century. Over $16 billion in polished diamonds pass through the district's exchanges each year. The diamond trade in Antwerp supports our core values and is defined by sublime standards and trustworthy trading.

All diamonds sold through MIKU Diamonds has a certificate. 95% has a GIA-certificate and the rest has a HRD-certificate. These diamond authorities offers best-in-class and strict diamond gradings. For diamonds below 0.30 carat, we are providing you with a MIKU-Certificate, that proves the quality of the product.

Read more about GIA here and more about HRD here.