A Diamond’s History…

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in Diamonds | 2 comments

A Little History…

As I learn more about diamonds it is fascinating to uncover the facts, histories, and mythologies surrounding the mystery that these precious stones embody.  It is a known fact that diamonds are the enduring symbol of love, strength, courage, and power.  Though the history is quite vague.  The antiquity dates back to the 15th century, when only kings and queens wore diamonds.  In 1477, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy, the tradition of diamond engagement rings was created. The mythology says that cupid’s arrows were tipped with diamonds that had a magical power of love, and the reason that a woman wears her ring on the third finger of her left hand was molded by the early Egyptian belief that the vein of love runs directly from the heart to the top this finger. The very word diamond comes from the Greek ‘adamas,’ meaning unconquerable, suggesting the eternity of love.

stackedrings(Sourced from Debeers.com)

2 Comments

  1. I loved the hisotry lesson. I learned something new today, Thanks.
    This looks great. Chris

  2. Jourdi!!! You are simply amazing :)

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