The Refiner's Process
The Refiner's Process: Formation
Once a diamond or a precious stone has been mined, it has to be refined. Refinement is defined as: The process of removing impurities or unwanted elements from a substance. To improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; to free from what is coarse, vulgar, or uncouth; elevate.
The value of a diamond is determined by the 4C’s--color, clarity, cut and carat.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
Cut— Diamonds as we know them sparkle because of the facets that are cut into them while shaping them. Natural diamonds that haven't yet been mined don't sparkle because they haven’t been cut. Because a diamond is the strongest material in the world to our knowledge, it can withstand great forces, pressure and highest of temperatures, therefore it is cut using a laser. Laser cutting also means that each cut is the smoothest, ensuring a greater amount of light reflection due to a smoother surface.
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory”