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Diamond

Diamond, the most adorable precious stone, is the only gem composed of just one element. It has only carbon in its chemical structure and the molecules of carbon are formed in a way that each is bonded to another with a perfect symmetry in every direction.

 

Diamond, the most adorable precious stone, is the only gem composed of just one element. It has only carbon in its chemical structure and the molecules of carbon are formed in a way that each is bonded to another with a perfect symmetry in every direction. Diamond owes its hardest natural substance to this extraordinary atomic structure. Its hardness is identified with a 10 on Moh’s scale. It is hard insomuch that only a tool made from another diamond can cut a diamond. (relevantly, its name derived from Greek word adámas meaning, unbreakable or unalterable) In addition to its wondrous hardness, it is also famous for its perfect luster and its perfectly high dispersion rate of visible light. Its formation and the time passing during its formation are also what make a diamond distinguishable.
Diamond Engagement Rings
Diamonds were firstly found and mined in India 2,400 years ago and India is the first commercial producer of diamond. Today, they are mined primarily in South Africa, India and then in Brazil, Canada and Australia. In ancient Roman and Greek eras, diamond was believed to be the tears of God or the broken parts of stars fallen down the earth. Diamond was firstly mentioned in Roman literature in 1st Century AD which stated that the tips of Cupid’s arrows were covered by diamonds. They wore diamonds as talismans since they believed them to have the protection power against evil. That belief is derived from Indian mythology in which diamonds were believed to be created of bolted lightning struck rocks. Moreover, in 13th century, a law in France prohibited to wear diamonds for people except for Kings and Queens.
Diamond Necklaces
And the first diamond ring from a man to a woman was given in 1477 by the Archduke of Austria to Mary of Burgundy.Known as the queen of the gems and the gem of queens, diamond is generally associated with being a symbol of power, strength, innocence and incorruptibility, longevity, constancy, and good fortune. It is also April birthstone and used as an official 60th year wedding anniversary gemstone. At Glamira, diamonds have a special place in designs of jewelry and are selected according to some criterias. The first and most important step to choose a diamond is the compliance with ethical commitment that it must be 100% conflict-free to be used in Glamira products.

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Diamond Earrings
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