Want to know everything about diamond history before you purchase them?
of diamond with the source of information, as diamond history is
mixed in rich myths and folklore as it is in physical facts and
records. While looking through the history of many cultures around
the world, one stone that has fascinated people with the romance and
beauty is the diamonds.
first ever piece of recorded diamond history is around 3,000 years
ago, in the country of India. We have no written record of diamonds
been found prior to this period of time in any civilizations.
Diamonds in this day and age were used for two main purposes, and are
quite different from why we still love diamonds today. Diamonds then
and today stood as a symbol of love and commitment and this might be
the reason that in the early records of many cultures we have
diamonds used for special occasions and purposes.
Dark Ages of History
the dark ages the diamond history shows us the use of diamonds for
medical purpose as in the recorded case of St.Hildegarde. Diamond was
said to have a power to cure illnesses and heal wounds. It is
recorded that St Hildegarde instructed the sick to hold a diamond in
their hand and make the sign of the cross. The diamond's
spectacular sparkle and life, sort of have bought hope to the sick.
middle Ages of History
the middle ages diamonds
began to gain popularity and at this point in diamond history many of
the famous diamonds were
discovered, like the Kohinoor which means "mountain of
light" and Blue Hope, both from India. India remains the world's
finest polishers of diamonds and is the world's largest consumer of
precious metals and precious stones.
being based on their mythical powers, diamonds began to be valued
more for their overall worth in the Middle Ages and it was the start
of diamond being valued as a precious item. Because of the incredible
value of diamonds, it is said that owners of the mines circulated
stories of diamonds being poisonous, this was meant to prevent the
workers from swallowing or smuggling out diamonds undetected.
Diamond was considered as a status symbol and valued highly in the
society, people wanted diamonds ever more than any other time period
recorded previously. Diamond supply from India was unable to meet
demands of diamond buyers. Then came the finding of diamonds near the
Orange River in South Africa and with it began the world's largest
diamond rush in recorded history much like the gold rush, and this
helped satisfy the demands of consumers around the world.
started producing diamonds in the late 1970's. Also in 1979, the
Argyle pipe near Lake Argyle was discovered by geologists. The Argyle
mine is the largest diamond producer in the world by volume, but not
the leader by value due to the low proportion of gem-quality
diamonds. Argyle mine is the only known source of pink diamonds,
producing 90 to 95% of the world's diamonds supply.