What are diamonds used for?
Diamonds have two main uses: in jewellery (due to their rarity and beautiful appearance) and in industry (due to
their unique molecular properties). In terms of quantity, about 30% of diamonds are of gem quality and are
distributed to experts for cutting, polishing and jewellery manufacture. The remaining 70% of diamonds are sold
for industrial applications including cutting, drilling, grinding and polishing in industrial applications.
Why are diamonds unique?
Diamonds have been used throughout history as a symbol to express emotions - love, affection and commitment -
and are often given to celebrate special occasions that are also unique, such as weddings, births and
anniversaries. In many cultures diamonds are considered to be the ultimate jewel.
Diamonds are desirable to consumers because they:
• Hold deep emotional meaning
• Are one of the Earth’s most precious creations
• Are unique, just like the person wearing them
• Were born at the beginning of time and will last for eternity.