Sparkling Beauty – The History of Diamonds

Diamonds with their sparkling nature have often been called a girl’s best friend. When considering the age old adage, it’s hard to deny the impact a big diamond Journeyman Electrician Job Duties has on both the confidence and aura of a women. But where did these sparkling stones come from? When did they become a prominent part of society?
It is strongly believed that Diamonds were first discovered and mined in India and it has been confirmed that they have been known in the country for a period of 3,000 years. Some experts however suspect that this figure could be as long as 6,000 years.
The situation truly changed however with the 1867 discovery of diamonds in South Africa’s Cape Colony. It was only then that the true diamond centre of the world was born and over the next 15 years Cape Colony yielded more diamonds than India had over the previous 2,000 years. This was to shift further with the emergence of Brazil as yet another strong diamond contender.
Origins aside, these glistening rocks have been put to many uses. The faceted appearance of a diamond is more telling of its characteristics than one might expect. Far beyond appearing ‘pretty’ diamonds are actually utilized in a host of applications beyond just jewellery. Uses include creating some of the sharpest cutting and polishing tools. Diamonds also have the unique property of being the hardest natural property known to man. Diamonds have established themselves as an ideal gemstone due to their resistance to scratching. This is because the only other everyday substance that can scratch a diamond is another diamond.
When it comes to the fashion aspect of diamonds it’s not only women who succumb to this craze. Other items of great value especially in a fashion sense are studded with diamonds. A good example would be the famous Motorola Razor V3 which had a special edition studded with diamonds and incidentally also cost a fortune.
Today designer jewellery is one area in which diamonds are still prominent. Being used in a variety of forms diamond enthusiasts will find these unique stones scattered Single House Design Photos throughout jewellery shops, adorning fashionable women and of course embedded in exclusive items or harnessed as building blocks in practical applications.