News of a new celeb engagement – complete with a gorgeous diamond ring – gives us all pause – we want to see it. Well, the couple too, but the dazzling bauble is what catches our attention. A diamond symbolizes everything we all covet – eternal love – you know, as in “Diamonds are forever!”
Unfortunately, life happens, though, and not all diamonds…are forever! Many folks have moved on and are looking to sell diamonds online through reputable diamond buyers. Others simply are looking for temporary jewelry loans because they are in a financial jam. Either way, diamonds fascinate because of their purity. Their strength. There is just something beautiful about this “rock.” We all have heard about the 4 C’s when shopping for a diamond – cut, carat, clarity, and color. But there is much we really don’t know about diamonds themselves. Well tighten your seat belts! This blog will attempt a crash course in diamonds – “Diamonds 101!”
A diamond doesn’t start out as a brilliant and glittering gem. Diamonds are made carbon atoms deep within the earth. High temperatures and pressure is what forms these dull looking carbon-atom rocks into dazzling, beautiful gems. Contrary to popular belief – diamonds are not formed from coal! These carbon-turned-diamond gems make their journey from the depths of the earth to the surface through volcanic eruption!
First Known Diamond and Oldest Diamond
The first known diamonds were written about by the ancient Greeks and were used mainly for tools! Some went a step further and used them as adornments for idols and eventually for themselves. The oldest diamonds to be found were in the country of India and written about in Sanskrit manuscript called the “Arthsastra.” The ancient Hindu’s were very impressed with a gem that could scratch even their most revered gem, the ruby.
The Most Famous Diamond Today
You already probably guessed it – yep, the Hope Diamond! This huge, beautiful deep-blue diamond was originally from India and the first person to be the owner of it was King Louis XVI of France. This diamond experienced fame and fortune (valued at 200-250 million) around the world – but now rests in an American museum – The Smithsonian.
Enough Diamonds 101 lessons for today! Maybe your diamonds don’t have the value of the Hope Diamond but if you looking to either sell diamonds online, in person, or procure jewelry loans, NoCo Gold & Diamonds are the diamond buyers of choice! Give us a call to schedule your discreet appointment today!