Diamonds are the hardest and most durable material found on earth. They are also rare and can stretch the budget for many people, so with a helping hand from technology, man has been able to develop something called synthetic diamonds. But if you have your heart set on a natural stone, it pays to be educated about the difference between the two. 

Uses for Diamonds

Diamond is the hardest material naturally formed on Earth. As well as being found in jewellery items including rings, earrings and bracelets, most man-made diamonds are used industrially, for cutting and drilling purposes.


Man-made diamonds are almost exactly the same as the natural variety, except for their production process. Man-made diamonds are composed of the same chemicals as their natural counterparts and have the same physical and optical properties. Sophisticated equipment is required in order to tell the difference between a man-made and natural diamond.

It’s important to note that diamond simulants are different to man-made diamonds. Cubic and moissanite are examples of diamond simulants.

Natural diamonds

Natural diamonds are formed in the Earth’s crust, at depths of up to 145 kilometres and temperatures of up to 2000 degrees. Natural diamonds are formed over millions of years and are brought to the earth’s surface when magna from the earth’s core begins to surge towards the surface.

Diamonds are mined at several locations across the globe, including Australia.

No matter what kind of diamond jewellery you are searching for, from earrings and bracelets to rings and necklaces, get in touch with Clayfield Jewellery who can help you choose the best diamond for your requirements.