All about Diamonds


Diamond Photo from Wikipedia
Photo from Wikipedia

What are Diamonds? Diamonds rate a 10 for hardness, and are the hardest substance on Earth, thus they hold up well in jewelry. In fact the name comes from the Greek word, “adamas” meaning invincible. Diamonds are actually not as rare as most people believe, but only a small portion are fine gem quality and make it to the market.

What colors do Diamonds come in? The most desirable Diamonds are completely clear, but many colors exist. Fancy Diamonds can be red, blue, black, green, and more.

Where do Diamonds come from? The largest exporter of Diamonds is South Africa, but they exist in many places around the world including Australia, Canada and even Arkansas!

How are Diamonds graded? Diamonds are graded, and their value is based on “The four C’s”

Click here to see more about grading Diamonds.

What are the metaphysical properties of Diamonds? Diamonds are said to bring purity, harmony, and love. They are the April birthstone, and also the anniversary gemstone for the 30th and 60th years of marriage. Diamond jewelry is the recommended gift for the 10th year of marriage.

How do I clean and care for Diamonds? Diamonds are generally very durable, but as usual, take care to protect your gems from blows. They should be stored separately, because they can scratch other surfaces.

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