The word diamond comes from the Greek word “Adams”, meaning “unconquerable”. Ancient Greeks believed that diamond were splinters of stars fallen to earth and that Cupid’s arrows were tipped with diamonds which have magic that nothing else can quite equal.

Since the very beginning, diamonds have been linked to legend and romance. Their sparkle, their uniqueness, their indestructibility makes them the eternal symbol of love the ultimate seal on the promise of marriage.

The exact origin of diamond is still a mystery. Diamonds were born in the fiery depths of the earth more than 3 million years ago. Diamond is a transparent jewel made of carbon. The formation of diamonds began very early in the earth’s history, when the condensation of solid matter into a sphere caused the centre of the planet to become subjected to incredible extremes of temperatures and pressure.

It was these conditions that caused deposits of carbon to begin to crystallize deep in the earth. As the earth’s surface cooled, volcanic activities forced streams of magna (liquid rock) to the surface, carrying with it the diamond crystals.

Diamonds are the hardest, the most imperishable, and the brilliant of all precious stones. The atomic structure of a diamond gives it the property of being the hardest substance known to man, natural or synthetic. Even after many years of constant wear, diamonds will preserve their sharp edges and corners when most other stones will have become worn and chipped.

However, many people expect a diamond to be unbreakable. This is not true. A diamond’s crystal structure has “hard” and “soft” direction. A blow of sufficient force, in a very exact direction, can crack, chip, split or even shatter diamond.

Diamonds are forever. A diamond is the ultimate symbol of love and the best compliment that a man can pay to a woman. A symbol of engagement, hope, faith, commitment, diamonds express feelings about yourself or for someone close to your heart. A sign of wealth, diamonds will give you a special pride of ownership. It is silent compliment of love and success.

Diamond epitomize value and they are lifelong reminders of love and attachment. And having sealed a bond for one generation, they can be passed unblemished to the next. A true link between the past and future for eternity.

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