Why Do We Love Diamonds?

Because they sparkle, of course!
Tweezers Holding Diamond, Close Up
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Did you know that diamonds are the world’s most desired gemstone? The word “diamond” actually comes from the Greek “adamas,” meaning invincible. Aside from being beautiful, diamonds nearly are invincible, as they are the hardest naturally occurring substance on earth.

Perhaps diamonds make the wearer invincible too. According to ancient myths, a diamond’s magical properties are supposed to protect against any attack — except for Cupid’s attack on your heart of course. In modern times, diamonds have come to symbolize love, purity and the duration of emotion.

The earliest record of a man giving a diamond to a woman as a token of love and commitment was in 1477, when the Archduke of Austria gave a diamond to Mary of Burgundy. Until then, only high-ranking men wore diamonds; in fact, a law in 13th-century France decreed that only the king could wear diamonds.

Today though, it is the ladies who look forward to their gift of a special diamond, a glittering jewel that says “I love you forever.”

Please visit The Gem Collection for the very best in diamond jewelry that will make your forever sparkle.

For the most amazing selection of engagement rings, wedding bands and loose diamonds, please visit our Diamond Bridal Trunk Show running April 22–24 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at The Gem Collection.

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