The Gemstone Guide to Diamonds
Its brilliance and sparkle. A symbol of eternity and love.
One of the most precious gemstones, the diamond is one of the hardest materials that we know. The diamond owes its name to the Greek word meaning ‘unconquerable’.
The sparkling diamond has been prized by jewellery lovers for almost as long as pearls, but their qualities could not be more different. Whereas a pearl has a complex, organic beauty, a skilled jeweller can cut and shape a diamond to show off its unique relationship with light.
The diamond is the traditional choice for an engagement ring or wedding band.
Colourless, tinted white to light yellow.
Fancy colour diamonds can be yellow and brown, or more rarely blue, green, pink, and red.
Where it's found
Russia, Australia, Botswana, Congo, South Africa, Canada, Angola, USA.
10 (1 soft to 10 hard)
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