Sunday, 12 May 2013

Diamonds - Second Largest Gem Found 2015


Fact:  "Adamas"  Greek for unconquerable and indestructable, it is the word from which "Diamond" arose!  

Fact:  Diamonds are known as the hardest natural substance found on earth (hence indestructable).  Mined mainly in Africa, Russia, Australia and Canada.  

Fact:  This beautiful,  enthralling gem is carried from deep beneath the earths surface by volcanic eruptions.   Diamonds are known as the gem of pressure and heat. ("mmmm sounds like the beginning of a love story")

Fact:  The largest Diamond found was known as the Cullinan at 3106 carats.

Fact:  Diamonds are valued by their clarity, carat, colour and cut. (the 4 C's)

Fact:  The "Month of April" babies your birthstone is yes a Diamond! (wish I was born in April!!)

Fact:  It is estimated that 92 percent of the world's diamonds are cut and polished in Surat, an industrial city in western India.  Creating 500,000 jobs in the city.  (Times of India Report - from article by Sakina Sadat Hussain,

Diamond   she is wanted by both men and women!.  She is indestructable, invincible, enthralling, beautiful, appealing, precious, endearing, enticing, exciting, breathtaking and most often linked to love.  

Too me she is the most fascinating mining commodity found on earth.  Gold is Gold, Coal is Coal BUT Diamonds, they come in all sizes, shapes, colours and clarity and amaze, excite and enthral those that lay their eyes on both rough and cut.   

Hold her in your hand and she will lure your heart, make your eye's gleam with delight, take your breathe away and most certainly make you smile. Diamonds,  mother nature's gift  and a much sought after and popular gem. 

Rings, necklaces, watches, brooches, earings, bracelets, diamond studs on teeth, pens, GOSH I am sure you could think of more items to add.  Diamonds are no longer just a girls Best Friend they are also a man's Best Friend (how else does he seal his love with the girl?).

Diamonds are linked to many types of love stories even at 11 years of age.  A young Swedish boy  on a family outing to Amsterdam in the early 1970's had taken all his pocket money he had saved and invested in a sparkly precious stone called a "diamond".  To him this was the best investment with his savings and not too certain what he was going to do with this indestructible commodity.  Little did he know that his pocket money investment would later seal his personal love story at the age of 26 for the rest of his life. 

Diamonds they are LOVE in every facet!

Till next time remember all of earths brilliance is a "tidy business"

Paula C

twitter;  Paula C @tidybusiness

*  Fact Information -  found through google research.

(Information found online through google research, Photo Credit - Lucara Diamond Corp)

After the Discovery of the ever famous Cullinan Diamond which was a whopping 3 000 plus carats, Diamonds and a small mine in Botswana have made history and created a whole new historical love story the world will be watching closely.   The Second Largest Diamond has shown its pretty little face this week!  At just over 1 000 carats we can only be in absolute awe and be reminded just how remarkable our big blue planet really is!   Visit:  BBC, CNN, BNN, Lucara Diamond Corp website to find out more...

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