While many people think Diamond is January’s birthstone, it is actually the birthstone for this month. Diamond is the hardest substance on the planet, so jewelry made from it can stand up to the daily grind while featuring a beautiful sparkle. It’s no surprise that diamonds have been called the original gemstone and that beautiful gemstone-like Aquamarine and Pearl are cut and polished from the gemstone.
What is Diamond
Diamond is the hardest known natural substance. (It’s harder than lead, titanium, and steel, all minerals found on Earth.) Diamond has fascinated people for thousands of years, and there’s no shortage of movies, songs, and video games that reference the sparkling rock. The most expensive diamond ever sold is the Pink Star, a 20.65-ct diamond that sold for $158.3 million.
It is also a special type of crystal that is formed by carbon over millions of years, forming beautiful and unique gemstones. The actual word “diamond” is Greek in origin and comes from the ancient Greek word Adamas or “shining stone.” The modern word diamond comes from the Latin words dia– meaning “through” and obo– meaning “in” or “upon.” Diamonds are actually carbon atoms that have crystallized in an extremely tight and orderly formation. The atoms are arranged in a crystal structure that is highly symmetrical and extremely hard.
Properties of diamond
Diamonds are widely used in everything from jewelry to abrasives to cutting instruments to electronics. They are frequently found as inclusions in minerals, and their properties have been the subject of intense study for centuries. Diamond is incredibly resistant. It can withstand compression, scratching, abrasion, and thermal shock, but also acids, alkalis, solvents, and corrosion. It’s virtually indestructible and one of the most useful materials.
Diamonds have inspired artists as long as people have been creating art. Still, in the modern era, the diamond’s inherent value has increasingly captured the imagination of collectors. While diamonds have been prized for thousands of years, it is only in the last century that their value and popularity have been eclipsed by other gems, such as rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. However, despite the rapid decline in demand for gems over the last hundred years, diamonds remain a beloved, valuable commodity. In fact, diamonds continue to hold the number one spot as the most expensive gemstone in the world.
Handmade jewelry made from real diamonds is an attractive option for women who want something better than the typical mass-produced jewelry. Diamonds have always been associated with luxury, and they continue to be marketed as such. But that’s likely because they’ve been used in jewelry for longer than any other gemstone. Diamonds aren’t just a status symbol or a luxury item; they’re valuable because of the gem’s unique optical and chemical properties.
Diamonds have always been considered the ultimate symbol of love, While mainstream wedding rings are obviously the most wonderful way to express your desire, handmade rings’ authenticity makes them one of the most popular choices. And fortunately, diamond jewelry is more affordable than ever before.
Are you looking for the perfect gift for a special occasion? You will have something that truly fits the person you’re buying for in this month’s birthstone.