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Things That Make Diamonds Even More Amazing
We all know that diamonds are among the most precious, most expensive gems in the world. This is
because they are rare and thus, are quite difficult to find. But do you know every single amazing thing
about these exquisite rocks?
Here are some facts that makes diamonds even more incredible.
1. Red diamonds
They are believed to be the rarest, most difficult to find of all color diamonds. In fact, it is accepted
worldwide that only 20 authentic red diamonds exist, the largest of which is the Moussaieff Red,
weighing at 5,11ct. In 2002, it was sold at an auction for a whopping $8,000,000.00. If it were auctioned
again today, it could be at a much higher price, according to experts.
2. The word ͞diamond͟
It was derived from the Greek word Adamas, hi h ea s u o ue a le a d i dest u ti le. People’s
fascination with these precious stones are not new as many ancient people believed that they were
tears that fell from gods, giving them the power to ward off evil.
Meanwhile, the term carat comes from the mysterious Carob tree that has seeds that were used as
the standard for weighing precious gems for many centuries.
3. Diamond mining
Most diamond mining activities happen in Africa. But the first ever documented operations happened in
India in the riverbanks of Godavari, Penner and Krishna some 3,000 years ago. Today, an average age of
a i ed dia o d is et ee 1 to 3.3 illio yea s old. This ea s that if you’ e ea i g a dia o d
e gage e t i g o , it’s older than any dinosaur remains ever found.
4. Industrial use
Because these exquisite stones are virtually invincible, they were used for industrial purposes. In ancient
China, diamonds were used as a polishing agent for axes used in ceremonial burials. Nowadays, 80
percent of diamonds are still used in various industrial applications.
5. Ridiculous laws
In the thirteenth century, France passed on a decree that prohibited common people who are not
considered royalty to wear any form of jewelry that had these remarkable stones on them. From then
on, diamonds have become the ultimate status symbol, not only in France but also to the rest of the
6. First ever diamond engagement ring
The first diamond ring given to a woman that signified engagement was gifted by Archduke Maximilian
of Austria to Mary of Burgundy in 1477. That incident paved the way for diamond engagement rings to
be used in marriage proposals, especially by those in the upper class.
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