These are the actual rough stones as they came from the mine to Rand’s production facility in Botswana.
All the rough diamonds that come to the RAND factory in Botswana come from the Diamond Trading Corporation the wholly owned subsidiary of the world’s largest diamond mining origination.
Because the DTC is the rough supplier for all RAND Diamonds you are assured that each RAND Diamond comes from a legitimate source (not a conflict diamond) is completely natural and has never been enhanced or tampered with.
More than that RAND polishes in Botswana. This is as important to us as it should be to you. Botswana is truly a multiparty democracy and has been so since its founding in 1966. Since diamonds were first discovered in Botswana, the wealth has been spent on the people of that country. RAND in conjunction with the Botswana government took that process one step further, bringing diamond polishing to that country, ensuring that the people not only benefited from exporting raw materials, but also the higher skilled higher wages from polishing.
From the moment each diamond arrives at RAND it is assigned a unique registration number that will follow it along its amazing journey to you. In the next step, experienced inspectors carefully review each stone. Even beyond Clarity, they understand that the nature of the rough will affect the beauty and brilliance of the finished diamond. So they hunt for evidence of heavy gaining, the presence of milky fluorescence or any other factor that will impair the rough diamond's ability to return light. Fewer than 1% of all gem quality rough diamonds are considered to become a RAND Diamond. Only a small percentage of those become one.