They say there are two types of people - Games of Thrones fans, and people who never watched Game of Thrones.
Even if you fall into the latter group, you are probably aware that the final episode of the final series of Game of Thrones has just aired, bringing to a close one of the most popular, heart-stopping, and obsession-fueling TV series ever to be broadcast. Not to mention the millions of fans of the original fantasy book series who have been following George Martin’s saga of the Starks, Lannisters, and Targaryens, and all their friends and foes in Westeros, throughout the Seven Kingdoms, and beyond the wall (now unnecessary one supposes with the demise of the Night King…)
Anyway, the point of the popularity of the Game of Thrones, and of every great TV or book series, is that it tells a great story. The story, of course, is the vehicle for the plot and the showcase for the characters and all that happens to them. But, a good story is so much more than that. The best stories inspire us to see the world from a different angle, to empathize and relate with characters and events. Good stories can teach us something, about people, the world or ourselves. Most of all, a good story makes us care.
They say that the opposite of love is not hate - it’s indifference, A good story will stir emotion - one way or another. Whether you love a character or hate them, you know a story has touched you when it makes you feel.
There are endless stories in the world, most of which are never told. Every life has a story. Every person has their story. And, yes, every diamond has a story too.
A Game of Thrones Story Hidden in a Rough Diamond
In honor of the final ever episode of the Game of Thrones, we discovered a rough diamond with a story that every GOT fan can relate to. During the rough planning process, rough diamonds are scanned in Sarine’s Galaxy® technology, which maps the internal structure and external surface of the rough diamond for inclusions and flaws. This information enables the manufacturer to create the optimal cutting plan for the rough diamond, ensuring that the maximum yield of polished diamond is extracted from the rough, taking into account the position and size of the inclusions.
Recently, a rough diamond was scanned by Sarine Galaxy and it revealed a totally unique, Game-of-Thrones-inspired inclusion, which could only be detected by Sarine’s advanced inclusion mapping technology. The inclusion looks a lot like one of Daenerys Targaryen's magnificent dragons, flying through the air. Check it out!
The Diamond Story - The Connection between the Customer and the Diamond
Natural diamonds have very long, complex stories, longer than any in the world. It can take millions or even billions of years for a diamond to form naturally in the earth. It is then thrust through the earth’s surface by enormous geological events, finally to be discovered in a mine in one of many possible locations across the globe.
The rough diamond is one-of-a-kind, having undergone a unique geological process that will never be repeated in exactly the same way or under the exact same conditions, Therefore, the rough diamond has its own size, shape, internal inclusions and external flaws, which cannot be found in any other diamond. It is only the random power of nature that can create the singular journey of every rough diamond.
Why did the rough diamond above take on an inclusion that looks like a Targaryen dragon? We will never know why, but with the help of Sarine scanning technology, we can be witness to the story as it happened.
The next stage in the diamond’s story is its planning and manufacture into a polished diamond. This is where the human contact with the diamond picks up the story. The production process is based on hundreds of years of scientific study, the development of cutting and polishing techniques, and the invention of a range of diamond planning, cutting and analysis technologies that work together to enable the creation of a beautiful, valuable diamond.
The precise story of the way an individual diamond is mined, scanned, planned and produced is captured by the Sarine Diamond Journey™ platform. Documented and displayed in Sarine’s digital Diamond Journey report, the diamond’s story comes alive. The diamond becomes an object that the customer can identify with and fall in love with. The diamond’s story can become a part of the customer’s own story - just like the beloved, flawed and beautiful characters of the Game of Thrones.