A Diamond in the Rough

13 June 2018 / Blog

Coaches use this phrase to describe talented yet inexperienced athletes. Teachers use it to describe intelligent students who are not fulfilling their potential. Perhaps someone has even used this phrase to describe you. (At the very least, we hope you’ve heard the pop song by Izzy Bizu!) But what are the origins of this idiom?

Diamonds are one of our most precious materials — yet they are formed from carbon, one of the most common elements in the universe. It’s no wonder this incredible transformation has a special place in our language, and it’s no wonder that the stone itself has become such a powerful symbol!neil-ring-colorless-diamond

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