Diamonds are special gifts due to their glamour, rarity, durability and beauty. Diamonds are welcome gifts for all occasions. They are beautiful symbols of love around the world.
It is said that the one who wears a diamond has a luxurious life. Diamond is also supposed to enhance the name, fame and artistic quality of a person. It also enhances sexual power, cures diabetes, diseases of urine and venereal diseases, skin and uterine diseases.
Used with Metal
Diamonds are usually colourless. However, brown, yellow, green, blue, pink, red, grey and black variations are also found depending on the impurities present.
Our Diamond Buying Guide has extensive information and hints on buying diamonds.
Coloured diamonds are often irradiated or painted.
Generally, diamonds are quite durable. However, diamonds are subject to chipping and fracture when handled roughly. Diamonds should be stored separately. Diamonds can scratch other jewellery as well as each other.
Reputable dealers will not use the following misleading terms when discussing diamonds. For your protection, I am listing them here:"Alaska diamond", "Alencon diamond", "Arkansas diamond", "Bohemian diamond", "Bristol diamond", "Cornish diamond", "Irish diamond", "Isle of Wight diamonds", "Marmora diamond", "Mexican diamond" and "Vallum diamond" are really rock crystal (quartz) and NOT real diamond.
"Ceylon diamond" and "mature diamond" designate colourless zircon.
"Jourado diamond" is an imitation colourless stone.
"Killiecrankie diamond" and "Saxony diamond" designate colourless topaz.
"Radium diamond" is really smoky quartz.
"Alaska black diamond" is really hematite.
"Nevada diamond" and "Nevada black diamond" designate obsidian.
Where Diamond is mined
Diamonds are mostly found in Australia, Ghana, Zaire, the former USSR, USA, Canada and Brazil.
- April: Modern and Traditional
- August: Mystical Birthstone
- September: Other Birthstone
- November: Other Birthstone
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- Taurus (Apr 20-May 20)
- Leo (Jul. 23-Aug. 22)
- Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Anniversary Gemstone for Diamond
Diamond is the anniversary gemstone for the 30th and 60th year of marriage. Diamond jewellery is the anniversary gift for the 10th year of marriage.
Diamond Mystical Properties
Diamonds are called the "king" of all precious gems. It represents omnipotent power, purity and strength. Being comprised of carbon, the foundation of all life, the diamond assists the wearer in the transformational process towards perfection.
More Diamond Lore
The diamond is the emblem of fearlessness and invincibility.
The first river-bed (alluvial) diamonds were probably discovered around 800 B.C.
The Hindus believed that a flawed diamond, or one containing spots or specks was so unlucky that it could even deprive the God Indra of his highest heaven.