South Africa is the only African country which is home to some of the most exquisite diamonds in the world. The South African diamond is known as the Star of South Africa, which is a full diamond engagement ring. The Star of South Africa is also called the Dudley Diamond by a Gripehuber shepherd boy in 18 69 at the Boening River. The original diamond, weighing almost 83.5 carats, was cut into three facets.
Now South Africa is no more known for its diamonds but it is now the well kept secret of many people that south Africa is the source of the finest diamond engagement rings in the world. The South African diamonds are considered to be among the finest in the world and has won several awards including the “Diamonds of the Year” from British Magazine ” awarding it the highest honor. This is followed by “the Most Antic Diamonds of the Year” from American Magazine ” acclaiming it as the premier diamond of the year 2011.
South Africa is the leading producer of diamonds in the world. It also boasts of being the largest producer of all gemstones in the world, with more than half a million carats being produced every year. Apart from this, there are many other mines in south Africa. Some of these diamonds worth billions of dollars have been sold in the past few years to the world.
There are many reasons behind why people prefer south African diamonds. Amongst all the colors, black diamond is considered to be the most elegant and rare. A diamond, which is colored black, is considered to be of greater value and will last longer than any other color of diamond. The color, cut and clarity of a diamond can vary according to a person’s taste. The cost of a diamond engagement ring also depends upon the cut and clarity of the stone. Therefore, while choosing a diamond engagement ring one should keep in mind all these factors.
South Africa is the home of many gems as well. Some of the famous gems include the rainbow diamond, whose value increases along with the color. The biggest diamond found in south Africa is the queen of diamonds, which measures about four thousand carats. Another very popular diamond is the black diamond. It is said to be the hardest diamond in the world.
South Africa has many reputed jewelry and jewelry designers. These designers design diamond rings for weddings, anniversaries and engagements. The South African diamond industry is in fact the fourth largest in the world. The best part about South Africa is that diamond is affordable for almost everyone. As long as you have not broken the bank, you can buy your dream diamond ring.