Diamonds are billions of years old and in some cases, more than three billion years old which is why only a real diamond stays true to its timeless beauty and value. Being one of nature’s rarest treasures Diamond is the most popular gemstone to date and has been for thousands of years.

The intensity of how natural diamonds are formed is truly beautiful; under intense and grave volcanic pressure a rough Diamond is born – sparkling, shimmering and truly ravishing. The only way in which diamonds can reach the earth’s surface is through a powerful eruption of lava pushing them upwards towards earths land. As extreme and powerful as it sounds this natural beautiful act of nature only occurs every few hundred years – a passionate force of natural causes.

Modern day mining is what sources diamonds today, after Mother Nature has volcanically erupted a splurge of magnificent diamonds on to the earth’s surface, ethical mining companies sift through tons of scattered earth and rock in order to find just one carat.

Forming around 100 miles below ground diamonds are made of one element, they are nearly 100% carbon which when under the immense volcanic pressure the carbon atoms bond founding a diamond – it’s what creates their beautiful and rare crystalline surface and structure.

Diamonds are the hardest natural substance on earth and the only way you can scratch a diamond is with another diamond, which is why they are a rare gift that create lifelong memories and possess infinitive beauty.

1477 marks the year that the first ever use of a diamond engagement ring took place. Archduke Maxmillian of Austria presented Mary of Burgundy a gold engagement ring featuring an array of diamonds in the shape of the letter ‘M’.

Today sitting on display in the Tower of London as part of the crown jewels, are parts of biggest diamond ever to be discovered, it was the Cullinan diamond; it weighed in at 3106 carats (1.33 pounds). This diamond was given to King Edward once it had been discovered in 1905 in South Africa, given by the South African leaders and the mine owner the Cullinan diamond was eventually cut into 9 large diamonds and 100 smaller diamonds.

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