Monday, July 28, 2014

Diamond’s Rich History

Diamonds has been long associated with mankind with a rich history that dates back to thousands of years. And after all these years, their value has never faded away. Various societies’ used diamonds for various purposes. But its synonymy with engagement rings started in the 15th century. The first diamond engagement ring was presented in the late 1400s by Maximilian who was Archduke of Austria, when he married Mary of Burgandy. However, it was not until the 20th century that they became a universal symbol for marriage.  Many earlier cultures held diamond in great respect, with some believing that wearing it in left hand wards off evil and accumulates fortune for the individual who wears it. 

Talking about the origins of the word ‘diamond’, it is believed that it was derived from the ‘adàmas’ from Greek language meaning unbreakable. The first country where diamonds were mined was India and then later in Brazil. Today, South Africa is the biggest supplier all over the world for diamonds. 

A diamond’s clarity is based on the 4 C’s of cut, clarity, carat and color. A diamond which is graded on a higher scale will have all of these qualities in the right quantity. So, if you want to purchase wedding ring for your beloved, diamonds are the best choice to express your love. 


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