What are diamonds?
The term Diamonds is used to refer to the crystalline structures that develop in the production of Sauce. They are clearly visible in the mixture after the initial terpene sauce has been removed. As a result, these crystals are usually covered in residual sauce. Diamonds can also refer to the THCA crystals isolated during the refining of oils.
The only real difference in the production of Sauce and Diamonds is the extraction process. In the end, both the terpene rich sauce, and the isolated crystals can reach levels of 99% THCA. It is important to remember that on their own, Diamonds do not contain any THC. It isn’t until being heated that the THCA is converted into THC and released.
There are many different factors that determine size and appearance. Surprisingly, none of them involve the original parent material. Instead, Diamonds get their characteristics from a range of other influences. The different solvents used in the extraction process will cause a change in appearance. Additionally, the overall temperature and moisture content play a huge roll in the final product. Finally, all these factors will impart small chemical impurities, each of which can affect the consistency as well. In fact, some terpenes can even cause their own impurities and hinder crystallization.