Pandora's annual Club charm features a sparkling diamond as a lasting tribute to our loyal fans.
The diamond is a crystalline mineral made of pure carbon and is created hundreds of kilometers beneath the Earth's surface under intense heat and pressure and carried to the surface by volcanic forces. Diamonds are found in many countries, from remote deserts to frozen tundra.
From the Greek word "adamas," which means invincible, unconquerable, unbreakable, in reference to the diamond's extreme hardness.
Multiple processes are required to transform a rough diamond into a jewelry stone. Rough diamonds are divided by sawing and then shaped in a process called bruting. Blocking and brillianteering facets the rough diamond, which is then polished to increase its reflectivity.
Diamonds are at the top of the the Mohs scale, which is used to measure the hardness of minerals, and are rated a 10. Diamonds are the hardest substance known to man and has superior resistance to scratching and chemicals.
Avoid rough handling and when not in use, store diamond jewelry separately to avoid scratches. Clean with lukewarm, soapy water and gentle brushing. Ultrasonic cleaners should be used with caution as they can damage heat-treated diamonds and diamonds with imperfections that can't be seen with the naked eye.