Women are those species that just cannot do without a sparkling rock in their lives called a “diamond”. If you have a weakness for these precious stones, here are ten facts that will stimulate you deep inside.
1.To begin with, it’s all about Romans and Greeks who lived their lives with a preconceived-notion that diamonds were tears shed by the gods or fragments from falling stars. In fact, Romans believed that the arrows shot by the Cupid were tipped with these rocks (diamonds). This may be the earliest association between diamonds and romantic love as it’s been continuing for many years now.
2.Many believe that diamond came into existence are billions of years ago.
3.Diamonds take a shape about 100 miles below ground and have been carried to the surface of earth by volcanic breakouts.
4.The word diamond has been derived from the Greek word “adamas” which means indestructible.
5.Not only are diamonds valued to a greater extent, they have been desired strongly for over a millennium. In fact, there’s proof that these stones were collected as well as traded in India as early as the 4th century BC.
6.Diamonds seem to be the extremely hardest natural substance. People believe that the only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond.
7.Diamonds are made of a single component and are around 100% carbon. Under the great heat and pressure below the surface of earth, the carbon atoms merge in a unique way resulting in stunning and rare crystalline structure of diamonds.
8.During the Middles Ages diamonds were thought to have healing properties. These rocks were used to provide much needed treatment to health problems such as mental illness, fatigue and so on.
9.1477 was the year when the first known use of a diamond engagement ring happened. Archduke Maxmillian of Austria surprised Mary of Burgundy with a gold ring featuring an M carved out of diamonds.
10.The largest diamond ever discovered was known as the Cullinan diamond. It weighed in at a stunning 3106 carats, or 1.33 pounds. Found in South Africa back in 1905, the owner of the mine and the South African leaders presented the diamond to King Edward. The Cullinan was ultimately cut into 9 large diamonds and 100 smaller ones.