you might be able to rattle off the 4 Cs of shopping for diamonds,
and maybe you know the difference between a pear and a solitaire.
But here are ten interesting things about diamonds you may not know!
engagement rings are not a new idea! The first known diamond
engagement ring dates back to 1477 when Mary of Burgundy got her
rock from the Archduke of Austria.
word diamond is actually drawn from the Greek adamas; it
means unconquerable and indestructible. Much like the way you
might feel when wearing a stunning pair of diamond studs.
diamonds are mined out of the earth, most of the diamonds found
today were brought up to the surface by a volcanic eruption a
hot trend indeed!
people used to believe that diamonds had properties that people
could draw on. Romans believed diamonds warded off evil. Others
believed diamonds made the wearer invincible. But even a modern
woman may wear her diamonds if she wants to feel that shes
increasing her strength and courage!
diamond you are wearing is really rarer than you realize. 80% of
the worlds diamonds are actually unsuitable for making jewellery!
for a reason to celebrate? A Diamond Jubilee refers to a 60
or 75 year anniversary truly something worth celebrating.
occur naturally in many colours. When they form near trace elements
in the earth, they take on the hue provided by that element. The
Hope Diamond contains boron, for example!
brilliant sparkle should remind you of twinkling stars. After all,
some dwarf stars have a diamond core!
first use of diamonds was not for jewellery but for tools. Ancient
Chinese sites indicate that diamonds were used for polishing burial
last, while most people will think of diamond rings when they think
of diamonds, the majority of the worlds use for diamonds still
remains industrial! Thats right, more work still goes into
making diamond tools than diamond earrings.