The largest diamond in the last 110 years has been found recently in the mines of central Botswana. After accurate analysis and measurements, the monumental gemstone showed a whopping 1,111 carats, which is the second recorded "result" in history.
The term Hearts and Arrows is used to describe the visual effect achieved in a round diamond with perfect symmetry.
On the very borderline of skill and art, the grinding process can be defined as the human contribution to the natural beauty of diamonds.
Because they are formed deep within the earth, under extreme heat and pressure; virtually all diamonds contain the so-called "birthmarks", small imperfections inside the diamond (called inclusions), or on its surface (called blemishes).
Diamond in nature occurs in all colors of the spectrum. Although commonly thought to be completely colorless, those diamonds are in fact extremely rare... Actually, diamonds usually have discreet touches of yellow or brown shades.
On this day in 1905 in Pretoria the famous Cullinan has been discovered. It was the largest diamond of its time. The recorder title, the powerful Cullinan earned by impressive dimensions. Specifically, in the rough state was estimated to be 3,100 carats,
Among the goldsmiths and experts in the field of gemology mark 4C represents the first step in determining the quality, the reference mark, which is necessary for the assessment and certification of diamonds.
Although its appearance is unique, diamond is composed of the most widespread of building elements in nature - carbon. In addition to its beauty and unquestionable rarity, finding a diamond, just like processing it, is a very demanding process.
Although there is no precise information when the magical appeal of his brilliance was spotted for the first time, diamond fascination brings us back to the past centuries.
The ancient Greeks called it "adamas". The word diamond, etymologically, comes from ancient times this adjective was used to describe the hardest substance known to men.
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