Fiery and radiant, diamonds are fascinating. They are probably the most prized and popular gemstone in the world, symbolizing status and true, everlasting love. But there are also some curious facts and myths surrounding them.
Diamonds are known not only for their beautiful appearance but also for their remarkable physical qualities. Their name derives from the word “adamas,” meaning unconquerable or indestructible, as a reference to the gem’s exceptional hardness.
The million years old pure carbon crystals are formed deep in the planet’s mantle, bellow continental masses, where the perfect conditions of depth, pressure, and temperature are reunited to form them to occur. Diamonds are an ancient gift from the Earth’s core, brought to the surface by deep-source volcanic eruptions.