Birth stone:for the month of April
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Particular hardness: 10
Diamond’s hardness on the Mohs scale is designated by the number 10. A stone’s hardness is designated by a Mohs value according to Mohs’ scale of mineral hardness. The hardest material has a value of 10, the softest a value of 1. For more information on hardness and Mohs’ scale of mineral hardness, click here.
Because of diamond’s toughness it can be cut very precisely, bringing out its exquisite colour and sparkle. This is one of the reasons for the high value attributed to diamonds. For more information on the specific characteristics of diamonds, click here.
Colourless (white), black, yellow, brown, (pink, blue, green, gray).
Thanks to the revolution in the diamond trade we’re able to offer a wide range of coloured diamonds. Diamonds are often called colorless or white, this same variety of diamond is found in nature and incorporated in jewellery most often. Besides white diamonds, yellow, brown, green, gray, and black diamonds also occur in nature.
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Major diamond mines may be found in: Angola, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, China, Congo, Namibia, Russia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania.
The meaning most commonly associated with diamonds is love. The use of diamond in engagement rings and posy rings is a centuries old tradition. The meaning of love is often coupled with a diamond’s quality and rarity. Rare, high-quality diamonds are not found that often, and neither is true love. Furthermore, a good quality diamond will be difficult to break.
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For many the words ‘blood diamond’ evoke images of precious red gemstones or extremely rare jewels. Sadly the meaning of this name is not related to the appearance or rarity of a diamond, instead the name refers to the blood that is shed in its procurement.
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People often underestimate the effort put into cutting gemstones. Despite that, cutting may be the most meticulous are of expertise we operate in. Every minuscule area of the stone is cut by hand. This is something that can only be done by trained specialists. To be able to cut gemstones, one needs an incredibly precise discerning eye. On top of that, the art of cutting gemstones is often a tradition kept inside the family. Every family business has its own secrets and techniques.
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