Formula : C
Birthstone 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 a diamond’s high monetary value.
If you are looking for a gemstone to last a lifetime, we definitely recommend picking a diamond. Not just because of its symbolic value, but because of its physical properties as well. The stone is near impossible to damage or break because of its hardness. Often a diamond will be passed unto a next generation of wearers without showing any signs of wear.
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Due to the revolution in the Diamond world, DiamondsByMe can offer you a sale 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.
Black Diamond is a rather unique type of diamond. This colour variation comes into being when a diamond contains enough inclusions to block out all sunlight, turning it black. While usually inclusions have a negative effect on a diamond’s value in this case they increase the stone’s worth.
The intensely black colour of the stone is unmatched by onyx and the like. In part this is due to the diamond polish of the stone which remains despite all of its inclusions.
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Origin & History
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.
More information on blood diamonds can be found here.
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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Jewellery with Black diamond can be found here: