From ‘a girl’s best friend’ to a symbol of eternal love and a status symbol, diamonds have been traditionally one of the most sought for stone for jewelry.
Dating back billions of years, natural diamonds are thought to be one of the hardest substances on the globe. They got their name from the Greek word adamas, meaning invincible or indomitable. (Think also of the adjective adamant that characterizes someone who refuses to change their mind.)
Diamonds come in a wide range of colors from rare reds to blues and yellows. The color of natural diamonds depends on the type of impurities that are present in each stone. The clear ones though are the ones that most people choose for celebratory jewelry, like engagement and wedding rings, for more than 500 years now. This tradition started in medieval Europe among royals and aristocrats but has now become a common practice in many societies around the world.
Because of their strength, durability and of course shine and beauty, diamonds have been symbolizing exactly that: Strength, courage and elegance.
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