3 Interesting Diamond Facts
15 May 2017 / Blog
A few things you may not have known about diamonds.
1. Their make-up
The purest diamonds are made out of 100% carbon. Any other element will change the color, clarity, and market value.
2. Properties of diamonds
Throughout the ages people have believed that diamonds have special properties. Some kings wore diamonds into battle, as they believed the gem would help protect them. Diamonds were also believed to help cure illnesses during medieval times.
3. Use in engagements
The first recorded use of a diamond ring in an engagement proposal occurred in the mid 1400s when the archduke of Austria gave a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy.