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Diamond Facts

  • Every diamond is millions of years old and are made up of almost pure carbon. Diamonds are formed in the Earths crust and pushed to the surface by volcanic activity, their beauty concealed just below the Earths surface waiting to be uncovered.
  • Once the diamonds are extracted from the Earth, the rough diamond is cut and polished at a diamond-cutting factory.
  • If you were to gather all the diamonds ever polished since the beginning of time, they would fill only one double-decker bus.
  • Diamond are the hardest natural substance known to man. It is 58 times harder than the next hardest mineral on earth. Only diamond can cut diamond.  For this reason, diamonds are very well suited for everyday wear in an engagement ring.
  • The very word ‘diamond’ comes from the Greek term ‘adamas’ meaning ‘unconquerable’ and ‘unbreakable’ it is for this reason that a diamond is given as a symbol of love. It represents the unbreakable love and bond a man shares with his wife and a mother feels for her child.
  • Diamonds exist in all colours; the rarest of all colours is red
  • The word ‘carat’ comes from the carob tree whose seed was used for centuries as the standard of weighing precious stones.
  • The custom of wearing a diamond ring on the fourth finger of the left hand comes from the ancient Egyptians, who believed that the vena amoris ‘vein of love’ runs directly from this finger to the heart.

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