Why The Fuss About Diamonds?
By Arsne Bergkamp
The hardest substance on earth, diamonds");
are universally admired for their clarity and sophistication. If you want to crack her heart open to you, you could do worse than diamond jewelry.
Diamond encrusted jewelry carries all kinds of symbolic statements. The symbols range from commitment to a person to the willingness to spend some money on them. After all, Diamonds");
are not cheap.
A commitment to another person is…well, a commitment. A person is looking for a commitment of time and totality. diamonds");
are symbols for both of these things because of their nature.
Diamonds are also unique in their creation. They are the only gem created from one element. The element is carbon. Although carbon is common, it is rare in diamond form.
Carbon is most often found in a powder form. In this form, it is a dark black color. When forces work upon it, however, it can become something magical.
Diamonds are made entirely of carbon, but only under the right circumstances. This occurs deep in the crust of the planet when carbon is exposed to massive heat and pressure. After millions of years, it forms a hard, clear material.
Diamonds get their name from the Greeks. It seems the Greeks named everything some times! In this case, the name comes from the word “adamas”, which means unconquerable.
are formed in the crust of the planet, how do we find them? Well, we mine for them, but no mine is deep enough to reach them.
we focus on volcanic areas where diamonds");
have been pushed up to the surface in lava flows and explosions.
you have probably gathered by now, the age of Diamonds");
is measured over millennia. Most Diamonds");
we find are billions of years old. Yes, that is billions with a B.
are created equally. Of the total Diamonds");
mined each year, most cannot be used for jewelry. In fact, only 20
percent are, which makes them precious.
On the human scale, diamonds");
have not been used as jewelry for as long as you might think. Although
royalty is noted to have diamond encrusted things, the first diamond ring on
record was only given in 1477. Given their age, that isn’t long ago.
vary nature of Diamonds");
is what gives them value. The age associated with them is incredible.
Throw in the fact they are nearly impossible to break and you have the perfect
gem for jewelry. An unbreakable commitment of time.