Rough diamonds radiate a beauty that can only come from nature. When in their pure, natural state, they exude a raw elegance that is quite unlike anything else. You might assume that because a rough diamond hasn’t undergone the process of cutting and polishing that a ring featuring it might be less expensive, but it isn’t necessarily the case. The value of a diamond is still largely determined by its worth in its original form, brilliance and natural clarity being taken into strong consideration. This means there are a range of diamonds for a range of budgets. One of my favorite things about rough diamonds is that when they are incorporated into a piece of jewelry it will truly be a one-of-a-kind piece because no two rough diamonds are ever the same. This of course inspires some truly organic and elemental jewelry designs like a few of my favorites below.