The Raw Diamond Blog – The Raw Stone

All the information you need to learn about our process, our updates, our rough diamonds and artisanal sapphires, and everything in between.

The Marange Diamond Fields - A conflict diamond site with unsafe working conditions

Diamond & Gem Buying Guide : How Rough Diamonds Get Their Prices

Rough diamonds have character that just can’t be touched by their polished, sparkling cousins. Not only are they exquisite in their earthy naturalness, but they also are a lot more... Read More

Botswana's First International Rough Diamond Site a Success

Botswana is one of the few success stories of southern African mining - thousands of people employed in state-of-the-art facilities, paid a living wage, and profits from the sale of... Read More

Announcing the winner of the rough diamond design contest!

  The results are in for the rough diamond giveaway! Thank you to everyone who submitted designs for our rough diamond giveaway. We are so excited about the creativity and... Read More

Rough Diamond Giveaway Launch

    October 3, 2012 After a great deal of consideration, we've decided which diamond to stand as the subject and giveaway of the design contest mentioned in our previous... Read More

Raw Diamond Design Contest | Rough Diamond Giveaway

September 24, 2012 We’ve decided to try something a little new. A growing number of jewelers are branching out into using rough diamonds in their designs. So, we'd like to... Read More

Fairtrade Gemstones: Setting the Record Straight

  July 24, 2012  If you’ve been following the ethical jewelry industry, you’ll notice that many jewelers are marketing their materials as fairtrade-sourced. This is great news for anyone related... Read More