Diamond Education

Diamonds

Diamonds are a symbol of love

Diamonds are one of nature’s most rare and beautiful wonders, created hundreds of miles below Earth’s surface over millions of years. Diamonds and other gems have been admired since ancient times and have always been a source of deep admiration. They are a symbol of happiness, and in fact, the word jewelry comes from the French “joyeaux”, meaning joy. Most importantly, though, diamonds are a symbol of love, an expression of the perfection that comes with time.

Facts:

This hardest gem of all is made of just one element: carbon. It’s valued for its colorless nature and purity. Most diamonds are primeval—over a billion years old—and from deep within the earth.

Diamonds are the hardest material on earth: 58 times harder than anything else in nature.

1 IN 1,000,000

The average yield in most diamond mines is 1 part diamond to 1 million parts host rock.