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DIAMONDS KNOWLEDGE

June 08, 2017 0 Comments

DIAMONDS, WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW

For thousands of years, diamond has come to be the most adored and expensive jewelry on planet earth. It is believed that the first diamonds were mined in India. Mining of diamond moved to Brazil when diamond supply from India reduced., but the largest deposit of diamond the world has experienced was discovered in South Africa.

But interestingly, America has only one diamond mine situated in a park. It is a free for all mine sites. One is free to take-home whatever he gets. To come by a stone of diamond takes arduous work; miners mine deep into the earth crust to search for this precious stone. It takes another feat of strength, time and expertise to also craft it into a preferred shape and size. Though diamonds are deposited deep in the earth’s crust, they move upwards to accessible depts. Farmers have also discovered diamonds on the surface of hewn trees stumps.

GRADING

As a result of the dept where they are formed, they attract other mineral components into their makeup thus giving them an array of colors. This also affects their quality or pureness and cost. However, grading of their quality started in about 1952 by the G.I.A (Gemological Institute of America) using the “four C’s” standard, which represents: color, carat, cut and clarity.

MYTHS ABOUT DIAMOND

  • In ancient times, diamonds were believed to have medicinal powers to heal the sick, to cure the sick, ward off evil spirits and heal chronic sores.
  • Ancient Hindus have hold diamond in high esteem; they use it during worship, with the belief that it protects its wearer from danger and evil spirits.
  • The ancient Greeks and Romans believe in the myth that the gathering of the tears from their gods formed diamonds.
  • Diamonds are the hardest natural substance known today that is why they are used in mining and drilling. They can cut through any material or surface. It’s only a diamond that can scratch a diamond. This influenced its name from the Greek word “adamas” (indestructible).
  • Ancient Roman believed that Cupid’s arrows were barbed with diamond.

HISTORY AS ENGAGEMENT RINGS

It has become a tradition that engagement rings must have a diamond head. It tells of how high you adore your beloved. The first diamond engagement ring given was in 1477 when Duke Maxmillian of Australia gave it to his heartthrob, Mary of Burgundy.

NATURAL AND INDUSTRIAL DIAMONDS

Today diamonds are produced industrially to meet up with demand. However, industrially produced diamonds have the same chemical and physical properties as naturally mined diamonds. It will take extensive laboratory test to determine the difference between a synthetic diamond and a naturally mined diamond. There is little truth in the assumption that synthetic or industrially produced diamond is fake; except one is confusing simulated diamond for industrially produced diamond.

BENEFITS

  • Diamonds are formed from carbon material underneath the earth millions of years under intense heat. The same process is mimicked to form what we know as synthetic diamond. One of the advantages of synthetic is that is contains less flaws because it is produced under control.
  • Another big advantage is that one can buy the same a laboratory-produced diamond of the same size with a naturally mined diamond at a far lesser price.

VARIETY OF DIAMOND JEWELRIES

Diamond jewelries come in different categories: Bracelets, Engagement rings, Necklaces and earrings etc.

GET A SURPRISE GIFT FOR YOUR LOVED ONES

Get that Ring or Necklace or even a pair of earrings for you loved ones. Make sure to attach a special note. As Brilliant Virtue’s slogan says: Elegance is not only about being noticed, but also about being remembered.

 

 

 




Size Chart

Ring Size Chart:

United States & Canada UK, Europe & Australia CN/SG/JP HK Switzerland Circumference(mm)
4 H 7 9 46.8
4.5 I 8 10 48.1
5 0.5J 9 11 49.3
5.5 0.5K 10 12 50.6
6 0.5L 11 13 12.75 51.8
6.5 0.5M 13 14.5 14 53.1
7 0.5N 14 16 15.25 54.3
7.5 0.5O 15 17 16.5 55.6
8 0.5P 16 17.75 56.9
8.5 0.5Q 17 19 58.1
9 0.5R 18 20.5 59.4
9.5 0.5S 19 22 60.9
10 0.5T 20 23 52.2
10.5 0.5U 22 24 22.75 63.5
11 0.5V 23 25 64.7
11.5 0.5W 24 26 66
12 0.4X 25 27.75 27.5 67.2

 

*These charts are for reference only. Fit may vary depending on the construction, materials and designers.