Raw diamond is an unknown option for anyone who wants an affordable diamond for a jewel project with diamonds.

While cut diamonds are everywhere, raw diamond offers a wide range of shapes and colors to unleash its creativity to give birth to original jewelry designs.

raw blue diamond

Raw blue diamond of 1,10 carat


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Raw diamond shapes 

Since diamond is a crystal lattice of carbon atoms, the raw diamond shape is usually based on known geometric rules.

Although there are amorphous raw diamonds, the following forms of raw are often found :

diamond shapes

Different geometric shapes taken by raw diamonds

Different colors of raw diamond

Diamond color depends on the impurities present in its crystalline structure.

Diamonds can range in color from light yellow to black to brown, green, pink and blue.

coloured raw diamonds

Polished cubic raw diamonds showing a wide range of diamond colors

A blue diamond owes its color to the presence of boron atoms in its structure, while it's the presence of nitrogen that gives a yellow color to a diamond. Finally, the presence of captive graphite in the crystal network gives diamond a black color.

Different types of raw diamonds

Depending on the need in jewelry, we can use raw diamonds in different forms.

Diamond may be in amorphous, cubic, raw or polished form or even in slice form.

yellow raw diamond

0.73 carat yellow amorphous raw diamond

What's the raw diamond price ?

First of all, it must be understood that there are two types of raw diamonds.

Some raw diamonds are opaque and won't give anything if they're cut, their value is therefore low and they're very affordable to be used in raw state in jewelry.

Count 50/100 dollars per carat for such diamonds.

Others are translucent and can be cut to be sold in the classic diamond market. If the operation can be financially attractive, it must be known that it's difficult to assess the raw diamond quality.

Experts assessing the quality of raw diamonds work on lots of diamonds and their possible errors are offset on the number of diamonds valued cut.

Prices of these diamonds range from $ 300 to $ 5000 per carat. You can discover such raw diamonds on this page or on this one.

You can buy some raw diamonds for only $ 10,000.

Where to cut raw diamonds ?

If you are among those who want to make their own diamonds, you'll have to look at the main places of transit of the diamond, namely :

  • India
  • Israel
  • Antwerp
  • South Africa
  • New York

Here are some addresses :

From raw to polished diamond

To understand the steps to go from raw diamond to polished diamond, I invite you to watch this video :


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August 09, 2019 — Hugo Maherault

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