Raw diamonds are diamonds that are in their natural state—organic, unpolished, uncut—totally raw. At Harold Stevens, we carry a full range of ‘rustic’ diamonds, from the popular natural colored rose cuts (round and fancy shapes), earthy rough diamond cubes, to irregular formed bort diamonds, to uncut octahedron rough diamonds.
Today’s engagement rings and jewelry pieces continue to evolve, especially, with the eclectic mix of raw diamonds & fancy colored rose cuts. These beautiful and elegant natural rough diamonds are the inspiration behind our exclusive collection of Todd Reed one-of-kind jewelry, and the Harold Stevens Studio collection pieces.
Below is a guide to our ‘Rustic Diamonds’ available in our San Diego Store.
Natural (raw) color, come in almost every color imaginable. When foreign particles are trapped during diamond crystallization, it effects the chemical process. Different trace minerals produce different hues, as well as differing intensities of those hues. Trace minerals produce different hues, as well as differing intensities of those hues. Natural colored diamonds have not been color treated in any way. Each natural colored diamond is a unique one-of-a-kind gem.
The most common shapes are round rose cuts and fancy cuts and are available in a full spectrum of colors including vibrant reds, yellows, greens, browns, pinks, oranges, and grays.Natural Colored Round Rose Cut
Rose Cut diamond have been in use since the 16th century. The basic rose cut has a flat bottom and a raise crown compromised of triangular facets in a symmetrical pattern. Most commonly found as circular in outline, although, other shapes are often used.
Another form of a rose cut diamond, but not circular in shape. Fancy rose cut diamonds often come from rough macle, where the natural crystal shape lends itself to the fancy cut outline. Available in a variety of shapes, and most often found in cushion, oval, pear, marquise and emerald cut.
CLOSE-UP OF RAW DIAMOND CUBES
MENS RAW DIAMOND CUBE RING BY TODD REED
RAW DIAMOND CUBES
Cubic form, uncut and unpolished. Typically found in the dark grey and dark olive colors
ranging in millimeter sizes from 1mm and up.
The Octahedron diamond is raw, untouched and straight from the mine. By definition, an octahedron diamond has eight (8) triangle shaped surfaces that form two (2) pyramids base to base. They are natural rough diamonds that are created deep in the earth crust under extreme heat and pressure. The landscape for jewelry innovation is changing, and at the forefront are designers and customers falling in love with the natural character of diamond octahedrons. We are proud to offer the San Diego community a unique assortment of rough diamonds, and the exclusive collection by Todd Reed, credited as the first-modern-day designer to ignite the category of rough diamond elegance.