Rough Diamonds Criteria

Our mission is to showcase not only the best natural rough diamonds in the world, but the best of the best.

Sourcing only the best

Diamond in the Rough is the only jewelry company that uses natural rough diamonds of this caliber and we pride ourselves in bringing only the finest diamonds to each of our clients. We only source conflict-free diamonds that are certified by the Kimberley Process. Ethical sourcing is the highest priority for us and you can rest assured when purchasing a piece of our jewelery.

We source the majority of our one-of-a-kind, conflict-free diamonds from South Africa Canada and Australia

Rough Criteria - Rough diamonds are a unique and fascinating category of gemstones that are prized for their natural beauty and inherent qualities. Each rough diamond is examined for its beauty, appearance, size, shape, color, and clarity. Characteristics within the diamond and on the surface determine its clarity.
The Carat: - To understand the rarity of rough diamonds, it's important to consider the various factors that are used to assess their quality. One of the most important characteristics of rough diamonds is their size. Larger diamonds are generally more valuable, but this is not always the case.
The Shape - The shape of the rough diamond is also important, as it determines the potential of the finished gemstone. Some shapes, such as round or oval, are more popular and therefore more valuable, while other shapes may be less sought after.

The Color - The colors of a rough diamonds are also an important factor in its rarity. Diamonds come in a wide range of colors, from colorless to yellow, pink, and even black.

The Clarity - In addition to size, shape, and color, the clarity of a rough diamond is also an important factor in its value. Clarity refers to the presence or absence of internal and external features that can affect the appearance of the diamond. These may include inclusions, blemishes, and others.

The Rough Diamond Assessment Criteria

The diamonds used in Diamond in the Rough pieces are evaluated on a variety of measurable factors including carat weight, color, and natural shape, but also on their inherent beauty and rarity in nature. Since each of our diamonds are one of a kind, they cannot be measured using a typical standardized scale. Instead, like a work of art, each diamond is carefully examined for its profound beauty and its occurrence as a natural phenomena.