What form of jewelry do you want to own? Is it one of the rarest diamond rings? If so, you might be keen on the Enigma, which is now the biggest cut diamond in the world since 2005. If you plan on investing millions of US dollars in the black stone, be sure to be aware of the facts about it.
Enigma Diamond Origin
We know little about the source of the stone. Sotheby’s will soon put it up for sale through a London auction. As per the auction house, the Enigma diamond originates from a person’s jewelry collection and was not publicly shown before. The person possessed the diamond for almost two decades.
As per the Guinness World Records, Ran Gorestein from Belgium commissioned the making of the stone. It is not known how and when the facets were created in the Enigma. The Guinness World Records states that the stone was completely cut in 2004 over many years. We do not know which person cut it and in which design.
Did The Diamond Originate From Space?
As per the Gemological Institute of America, it is a dark opaque diamond. There is a special characteristic about that form of diamond since it is largely thought to have originated from space.
However, people still wonder how carbonado diamonds come to the Earth. These were discovered on the Earth’s surface, unlike standard diamonds. The kimberlite rock is the source of natural diamonds. The source of lab grown diamonds is also easy to understand from their name itself. On the other hand, it seems that diamonds like the Enigma have an extraterrestrial origin.
Scientists still attempt to determine whether the gemstones came to the Earth as a meteorite arrived here or a supernova explosion sent the diamond crusts to this planet. It is worth noting that the diamonds are available only in the Central African Republic and Brazil.
As per Sotheby’s, the diamond traces back to around 4 billion years, but scientists are unsure about that estimation. As for some scientists, it seems more like a sales pitch from Sotheby’s.
As per Geoscientist Richard Ketcham from the University of Texas, outer space is less likely to be the source of the carbonado diamond samples that scientists have studied. About the cut Enigma diamond, Ketcham said that there might have been outer surfaces on carbonados with clues about their origin. Unfortunately, the original outer surface of the Sotheby’s diamond no longer exists, so it seems that we cannot know its origin.