Diamond

Diamond

Diamond is the April birthstone and it takes its name from the Greek word “adamas”, meaning unconquerable, because there isn’t any mineral with a higher hardness. Rare and prestigious, it has always been a symbol of great value and eternal love: since ancient times diamonds were thought to be fragments of stars or tears of the Gods fallen on earth.
Diamond, exclusively composed of carbon, owes its uniqueness to its unmistakable brilliance: the rough stone can be cut and polished into various forms with a variable number of facets, in order to ensure the best return of light.
Among the most important diamonds there’s the Hope Diamond, the largest blue diamond ever found, with the reputation of bringing negative power to its owners, all marked by unfortunate and tragic destinies; Cullinan I and Cullinan II, cut from a rough stone of 3106 carats and currently housed in the Tower of London; the Centenary Diamond and the Millennium Star, the largest diamonds in the world with the highest grade of clarity and color.

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