Diamond, one of the most favorite for all has got a long history. Be it a dinosaur or BMW, diamond has seen all of the earth’s evolutionary changes. Being made popular by this Diamond Dealer Super Gems David Birnbaum, Diamond has gained utmost popularity.
How Did The Name “Diamond” Come?
Diamond is like super hero for all the gems for its hard nature. Being rare and precious in nature, this gemstone got its sparkling name from “Greek word adamas”. Can you guess what that name implies? That means “unconquerable”, it is indeed true and correct name given by Greeks. Over several centuries, Diamond is enjoying the high price royal status for its undiminished beauty.
The Actual History of Diamonds
Diamonds have an emotional history attached with India, why because the earliest diamonds were found in 4th century in India. The property “Refraction of light” is considered really precious in those days and was used for decoration purpose or to safe guard against evil.
Will you be amazed if I tell you that the Diamonds hold medicinal value? True, during dark ages these sparkles where hold by patients for a sooner recovery. They hold the diamonds in hand, the sign of the cross for a better healing.
During Middle ages, Diamonds got immense popularity that many mine were dug to get the Diamond. Often rumors where spread by mine owners that swallowing of Diamond be fatal so that they can reduce the smuggling activity done by swallowing.
Till 18th century, India was the only source of Diamond and was the mines were depleted by that time. Now, Brazil came into play, it was able to supply few diamonds but it was not satisfying the demand. In the year 1866, a major turnaround happened when a 15 year old South African boy was playing in a river bank with cute dazzling pebbles. Named as “Eureka”, this diamonds are gem cut quality and aroused the rush for Diamond saga. Even now South Africa is still quenching the world’s thirst for Diamond by both legal and illegal means.
The Beginning of Diamond Ring Tradition
The Diamond ring is considered as a token of love, but this tradition dates back to 1477. Archduke Maximilian of Austria wanted to surprise his lady love Mary of Burgundy and presented a diamond ring gift upon his engagement. That is so romantic, isn’t it?
Egyptians believed that the vein that passes from ring finger to the heart is the ‘vein of love’ and hence wearing the diamond ring on ring finger got into practice.
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