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Knowing Incredible Facts about Diamonds

Diamonds are the most attractive things on the market at the present time. They have been for many centuries and still are at the moment. Their lovely nature is undeniable; they are truly one of nature's supreme miracles.

It is not simply their beauty and brilliance that sets them apart from numerous others.

The following are some fascinating facts regarding diamonds that will definitely make you fall in love with them:

  1. The expression ‘diamond’ derives from the Greek word “adamas” which means invincible.
  2. Are you curious to know how diamonds are really formed? They are developed almost completely of carbon. It is 100’s of miles under the earth's surface where this magic starts, under the pressure and heat, carbon atoms bond that results in the development of diamonds crystalline structure.
  3. Diamonds are actually the hardest natural substance in the universe. It is well known that they are regarded as the most ideal preference for engagement rings. ? People do not realise simply how old a diamond is and what number of years it takes natural history to form such a wonderful gem. They are generally billions of years old, in several cases more than three billion years old.
  4. In the Ancient cultures it is the general belief that stones provide the wearer with strength as well as protect from evil and holds curative properties to help in the cure of some ailments.
  5. The first engagement ring of this stone is believed to be the gold diamond ring, having an ‘M’ made of gemstones that was offered from Archduke Maxmillian of Austria to Mary of Burgandy in 1477.
  6. The largest stone ever to be found is the Cullinan diamond, having incredible weight of 3106 carats, an overall weight of 1.33 pounds. It was founded in South Africa in the year 1905 and was presented to King Edward and ultimately was cut into 9 parts, which make up the crown jewels.
  7. Where are stones of diamonds discovered? The answer is: All over the world. The initial source was India but afterward Africa and Brazil took over as the major source. Today they are also mined in Canada, Russia, Botswana, and Australia.
  8. The most amazing diamond fact is that in the year 2004 scientists exposed a planet which believed to be almost fabricated completely of diamonds. Suitably they give it the name: Lucy in the Sky with diamonds.
  9. These stones are not only white. Many of the sought after stones are pink, especially the Argyle Pink diamonds of Australia. Costs for pink diamond stones have no limit. It is not unusual for them to be valued into the millions or hundreds of thousands. Apart from Argyle pink gems, blue diamonds are the rarest whereas cognacs, yellows and champagnes are more generally found making them extra reasonable in the price for coloured choices.