Why Are Diamonds So Expensive? (Top 10 Reasons)

brilliant cut diamond held by tweezers


Diamond jewelry is one of the most common types of gifts to give a loved one.

It might be a diamond ring, necklace, or even earrings.

Although some jewelry may contain gold or other precious metals, the real expense often comes from the diamond used in the jewelry.

Considering that diamonds are just rocks, you may wonder what makes them so expensive.


Why Are Diamonds So Expensive? (10 Reasons)

brilliant cut diamond held by tweezers


The average price of diamonds relates to their carats with diamonds less than 0.50 carats costing around $2,000 while those weighing more than five carats cost around $28,000.

Diamonds are expensive based on their size, the expense of mining them, the fact that they take a long time to form, and the various other costs associated with transporting and securing them.

Let’s look at these factors and others in more detail.


1. Take A Long Time To Form

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One of the reasons diamonds are so precious is that they take a very long time to form.

In fact, it takes anywhere from a billion to three billion years for a diamond to form.

It takes such a long time because diamonds rely on specific conditions to form.

For one, it needs the high pressure that typically exists several miles below the Earth’s surface.

It also needs the hot temperatures present beneath the earth’s crust.

Over time, the combination of pressure and hot temperatures create diamonds out of carbon.

It’s a slow process, however, so most diamonds found today initially formed eons ago.

This makes diamonds expensive because they’re exceedingly rare.

You’d have to wait several billion years before you could find more diamonds.

Since no one is likely going to be alive during that time, all they have is the diamonds that exist now.

With such scarcity in the market, it

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I’m a beauty fan and here are four simple steps to skin care on a plane – it’s perfect for long flights

A BEAUTY fan has shared some simple steps to ensure your skin stays flawlessly hydrated throughout a long flight. 

Taking to TikTok, Aimée, who posts under the username @aimeemusictiktok, revealed her in-air skin care routine.

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A beauty fan has shared some simple steps to ensure your skin stays flawlessly hydrated on a long flight
Aimée applied Elemis cleansing balm all over her face


Aimée applied Elemis cleansing balm all over her face

She said: “Skin care of my flight from Dublin to Los Angeles. 

“So first we squirt a bit of water on these cotton pads, and I just really tried to make this look professional. 

“I don’t know about anyone else, but I cannot go to sleep on a plane if I feel makeup on my face.”

Aimée then applied Elemis cleansing balm all over her face.

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She said: “So I basically just lash this all over my face. Oh, absolutely stunning, and I use the wet cotton pads to take it off.  

“But I swear… I nearly burnt my eyeballs off. Don’t know if that’s normal, but anyways keep going. 

“So I repeated the process twice just to make sure that I got all the bits off from all the crevices. Okay, that word is up there with moist.”

After her makeup was removed, Aimée went in with some Elemis night cream.


She said: “So then I used this pro collagen night cream. 

“I couldn’t get the bloody thing open for ages, so I’m just going to

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I’m a fashion writer and I’m buying these clothes from Target

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These are my favorite Target fashion finds of the month! (Photo: Target)

Like many people, one of my favorite things to do in my free time is to grab a coffee and wander the aisles of Target. The superstore has practically everything you could ever need, from cute home-decor products to everyday essentials to big-ticket items and of course, stylish fashion finds. But as much fun as it is to walk around your local store, there are always thousands of more items available to choose from on Target’s website. Plus, it’s usually easier to find your favorite pieces in a greater variety of size and color options.

The problem there, of course, is with so many items on the site, it can be hard to know where to start, but that’s where I come in. As a fashion shopping writer, I spend the majority of my day searching through the internet for the best fashion finds around. And these are the 11 pieces at Target that I think are so good, I’m adding them to my own cart this month. From a flattering pair of leggings to a cozy sweater and comfortable sneakers, keep reading to shop all my top picks. Prices start at just $8. And oh yeah: You’re welcome.


Relaxed Fit Collared Button-Down Shirt

You can never go wrong with a classic button-down, and I love the relaxed fit of this one. Made from a linen/rayon blend, this lightweight top is a great layering piece to have on hand as you transition into spring. Even better, it comes in seven different styles and ranges in size from XS to 4XL!

$25 at Target


Super Soft Leggings

I’m always on the hunt for flattering and comfortable leggings, and after reading the rave reviews on this

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Boston’s First Alexander McQueen Boutique Opens


The new Copley Place concept store is one of the brand’s nine East Coast locations.

A big bright star comes to Copley: “Cosmic” knit boot, $2,490. / Photo by Mona Miri

Enormous shoulder pads. Spikes and skulls. Bluntly stated asymmetrical cuts. No, I’m not talking about Lady Gaga’s next Fenway Park concert. I’m talking about the distinct (and irresistible) style of Alexander McQueen. With Sarah Burton at the helm of the label since 2010, having worked directly with McQueen for 14 years before his untimely death, the brand has continued to please its fans (including such luminaries as Kaia Gerber, Kate Middleton, and Sarah Jessica Parker) with looks that break the couture mold. And now, Bostonians will be able to experience these innovative designs for themselves at the recently opened Alexander McQueen concept store in Copley Place, the very first in Boston and one of nine on the East Coast. It’s an exciting addition to the fashion scene that local style mavens have been impatiently waiting for, having previously only been able to shop for the label at stores like Alan Bilzerian and Saks.

For the design of the boutique, Burton chose to partner with architect Smiljan Radic—best known for his 2014 design of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London—to create a luxurious blend of femininity, masculinity, and modernity, with warm wood, tiled ceilings, and a light, bright, open-concept layout. Some highlights to look out for in the pre-spring ’23 collection are the “Slash” bag, with its structured architecture, cutout detail, and iconic “brass knuckle” topper fitted with four rings. For shoes, the collection sways from chunky to spindle heels and focuses on jewels and buckles. The “Cosmic” knit

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Most Influential Streetwear Labels To Wear Right Now

Streetwear is a popular style of fashion that has taken the world by storm. It is a combination of comfort, style, and functionality and is often characterised by bright colours, bold graphics, and street-inspired designs. Streetwear has become one of the most popular fashion trends of the last decade as it allows people to express their own unique style in a comfortable, yet fashionable way. Let’s take a look at some of the most influential streetwear labels and iconic brands to wear this year.

Carhartt WIP

Carhartt WIP is one of the best streetwear labels out there. It’s one of the biggest and best-known clothing labels in the world and they have a massive selection of clothing that is designed to be both stylish and incredibly durable. Their pieces are timeless, making them a great investment for those who want to look great while having clothing that will last. They offer a wide range of sizes, from XS – XXL for men and XS – XL for women, making it easy for everyone to find something that fits perfectly.

When looking at Carhartt WIP sizing and deciding which size to choose, it’s important to remember that their clothing is often loose, so you may want to size it down for a more fitted piece of clothing. They also offer a variety of cuts and silhouettes, making it simple to find something that suits your body type and style. The quality of Carhartt WIP is also impressive, with items made from durable materials that are built to last.


Known for its trendy designs and quality materials, Adidas is one of the world’s most recognisable streetwear brands. Founded in Germany in 1949, Adidas has become a staple in the streetwear community, offering a wide range of footwear, apparel, and accessories that

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