The Birthstone Of April - Diamond By Martin Mallett By far the most precious and desirable of the birthstones, diamonds");
are created deep within the earth where there is enough intense heat and pressure for carbon to crystallize. diamonds");
are the number one choice for engagement rings. The diamond also symbolizes the 10th and 60th years of marriage.
Diamonds are so gorgeous that ancient Greeks thought they were splinters of stars that had fallen to earth. Some even said that there were tears of the Gods. The precise origin of diamonds");
is a mystery to scientists and geologists.
India is thought of as having the first large source of diamond mining. Ancient Hindus called the diamond Vajra, meaning lightening because of the sparks of light that it emits as well as its incredible strength. By far the most lovely stone on the globe, it is also known as the hardest substance in the world.
Diamonds are found currently in Australia, Botswana, Russia, and South Africa.
For quite some time diamonds");
have been known for having certain curative properties. In the middle ages gemstones were thought to cure illness if the patient took the diamond in their bed with them.
Cupidís arrows were tipped in diamonds");
so it makes sense that over the years this beautiful gemstone has gotten
a reputation as being the gift of love.
Diamonds used to be reserved for
only royalty and others who were allowed their symbolism of might and courage.
In 1477 Archduke Maximillian of Austria gave a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy
and set a tradition of diamond engagement rings.
early Egyptians assumed that the vena amoris also known as the vein of love ran
straight from the heart to the third finger on the left hand.
diamond for any purpose is sure to be appreciated.
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