DIAMOND

“A diamond earns its sparkle from the pressure it endures.”💎💙
Here are some interesting facts about diamonds you probably didn’t know
• Before the 18th century, most of the world’s diamonds were found in India.
• The word diamond comes from the Greek word “adamas.” It means invincible or indestructible.
• Many ancient cultures had beliefs about diamonds. Some believed diamonds gave their wearers courage and strength in battle.
• In the Middle Ages, many believed diamonds had healing properties.
• Only about 30 percent of diamonds mined around the world are gem quality.
• In 1905, the world’s largest rough diamond was found. It was named the Cullinan diamond and weighed 3,106 carats! It was later cut into many diamonds (9 large ones and 100 smaller ones).
Source: koser jewelers

The second picture shows The Taylor–Burton Diamond, a diamond weighing 68 carats (13.6 g), became notable in 1969 when it was purchased by actors Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Burton had previously been the underbidder when jeweller Cartier bought the diamond at auction for $1,050,000, setting a record price for a publicly sold jewel.

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