Society has revered the diamond as a precious product of nature for hundreds of years. It takes billions of years for a diamond to be formed.
Once formed under extreme temperature and heat, a diamond rests in the Earth's crust approximately 90 miles beneath the surface awaiting to be discovered.
A diamond's beauty, rarity and value inspired research into its synthesis as early as the 1700s. Although scientists explored the possibility of growing a diamond in the lab, they didn't have the technology to produce the high levels of heat and pressure needed for diamond formation.