Diamonds: Symbols of Spirituality, Love, and Innovation
26 July 2016 / Blog
Diamonds are among the world’s most rare and breathtaking gemstones– and they boast a fascinating history. Natural diamonds are formed in earth’s mantle at high pressure and temperature levels over billions of years, and are the hardest natural substance known to man. They were first found in India, around the 4th century B.C. Originally used as religious symbols and charms, diamond eventually became a symbol of romantic love when used as part of an engagement ring in 1477 by the then Archduke of Austria. A final evolution in the diamond industry arose in the later half of the 20th century, when scientists discovered how to create diamonds artificially– thus allowing for a greater range of customization.