Every diamond is immensly old, formed long before dinosaurs roamed the earth. The youngest diamond is 900 years old and the oldest is 3.2 billion years old.
Every diamond is unique, no two are alike. The very word Diamond comes from the Greek word adamas meaning unconquerable. Diamond exists in many colours, the rarest of them being red and were first mined in India more than 2800 years ago.Today a handful of diamonds are renowned for their incredible histories, magical lore and sheer size. They have come to own grand names to mark their significance and behind each of these spectacular diamonds lie a rich magnificent story of history, discovery and mysticism. The famous Kohinoor diamonds is one of them.
Diamonds continue to hold a deep fascination as the world's ultimate symbol of love.'The diamonds rarity and natural beauty have contributed to making it such an extraordinary and magical gift. Many people are confused as to how a diamond is priced.
A diamond's beauty, rarity and price depend on the interplay on all the 4 C's cut, clarity, carat and color. Generally speaking there are 7 principle diamond shapes for Jewelry - round, marquise, emerald, princess, pear, oval and heart. Side stone options include these 7 shapes as well as baguette and trillion.
The strongest trend in Jewelry design is diamond set in white metal particularly platinum. Its purity is the perfect symbol of a new beginning. The other big trend is the revival of antique cut diamonds such as the cushion cut.
Brilliant square princess cut diamonds in engagement rings and diamond stud earrings are de-rigueur. Square cut diamonds add a modern touch to bands, pendants and drop earrings as well.
Traditionally one carat diamonds have grown to three four carats and beyond. The bold trend really took of several years ago when Catherine Zeta Jones sported her 10 carat antique diamond engagement ring from Michael Douglas.
If you love the sparkle and brilliance of diamond and are dazzled by the alluring hues of coloured diamonds may be its time for you to consider the growing trend in the world of jewelry - coloured diamonds. Deep blues, rich reds, pinks, yellows and glorious greens are just a few colours that make up a rainbow of what are often called fancy coloured diamonds.
Your diamond jewelry collection this year should consist of the following elements... a bracelet - can be quite indispensible this time around. Fluid in its curves, elegant in its lines, nothing is more deserving of an endless line of diamonds than the delicate continuous curve of a woman's wrist. A pair of diamond studs is both a necessity and an indulgence for any woman. Seldom have glamour and practicality co-existed so harmoniously in a single design. whether they are worn with jeans or an evening gown, diamond studs go beyond fashion and pay the woman who wears them an ultimate compliment that she has style.
There are few pieces of jewelry that can take your breath away like a Diamond Solitaire Necklace. Graceful and elegant it looks spectacular no matter what else you are wearing. The Diamond Solitaire Necklace is one of the most classic and enduring designs - simple, elegant and wearable.
So now that you have all the information go ahead and flaunt those rocks! Dazzle on, girl!