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Diamonds: 10 Facts you didn’t know

Diamonds: 10 Facts you didn’t know

By Austin Hellerson for www.melee-express.com


How many times have you wondered about the diamond's significance and where it came from?

Diamonds have been the subject of myth and legend for millennia because of their dazzling brilliance and symbolic significance. Some of our favorite fascinating facts and mythology about the diamond have been compiled here for your perusal.

Where Do Diamonds Come From?

Diamonds are one of nature's hardest natural stones because they were formed in the Earth's crust under extreme pressure and temperature. Rough diamonds are brought to the surface by volcanic eruptions. South Africa, Russia, and Canada are the primary sources of natural diamonds in the world.

Why Do People Love Diamonds?

In addition to their extraordinary hardness and brilliance, they also have a significant emotional value. Despite the fact that diamonds are composed of approximately 100 percent carbon atoms, only another diamond can scratch their surface.

What Is It That Makes Diamonds So Expensive?

It is becoming increasingly difficult to find diamonds because they take hundreds of years to form. Almost none of these carbon crystals make it to the Earth's surface, where they are mined, but the process of formation begins deep within the planet's interior.

Diamond Facts That You Should Be Familiarized With

Ancient Romans and Greeks equated diamonds with the tears of the gods or the shards of falling stars. Diamonds were said to be embedded in the tips of Cupid's arrows in ancient Rome (perhaps the earliest association between diamonds and romantic love).

Diamonds are nearly as old as the planet itself because they take thousands of years to form in the Earth's core. When diamonds reach the surface of the earth, only a tiny fraction can be mined. Since no two diamonds are the same, their internal inclusions, color, and clarity all differ.

Formed around 100 miles below the surface by deep volcanic eruptions, diamonds can now be mined on Earth.

Carbon is the only element in diamonds; they are approximately 100 percent carbon. To create diamonds, diamonds must be subjected to extreme heat and pressure, which results in the stunning and unique crystal structure of diamonds.

The Greek word "adamas," which means "invincible or indestructible," is the origin of the name diamond. It's easy to see why this would happen because...

Diamonds are the world's hardest substance, according to the Mohs scale. A diamond can only be scratched by another diamond.

Since the dawn of time, diamonds have been prized and coveted by royalty and mythical creatures alike. Diamonds were mined and traded in India as early as the fourth century B.C., according to historical records. Pliny, a Roman naturalist of the first century AD, reportedly replied, "Diamond," when asked about the most expensive object in the universe.


Wearing a diamond was thought to protect a person from harm in the Vedic period.

The presence of diamonds on the armor of several rulers shows that ancient cultures held the belief that diamonds gave their wearers strength and courage in battle.

Ten. According to legends of the Middle Ages, diamonds could cure everything from exhaustion to mental illness.

The countries that supply most of the world's diamonds have changed significantly over time. It was in the late 1400s that Indian diamonds were first traded and sold in Venice and other European trading cities. During the 1700s, India's diamond supply began to decline, and Brazil became the world's largest diamond producer until the late 1800s. Nowadays, diamonds can be found all over the world thanks to the proliferation of diamond mining operations. Melee-express.com goes above and beyond industry standards by offering Melee diamonds.

The 1.33-pound Cullinan diamond was the largest diamond ever discovered. King Edward VIII of England received the diamond from the mine's owner and the South African government in 1905. The Tower of London is home to the Crown Jewels, which include three of the Cullinan's finest diamonds.

Archduke Maximilian of Austria proposed to Mary of Burgundy in 1477 by giving her a diamond-encrusted gold ring with the letter M spelled out in diamonds.

The following are some of the most amazing diamond facts: It's been discovered that a planet has a carbon core and a diamond core that account for a third of its mass! The 2004 discovery of a planet orbiting a nearby star in the Milky Way called "55 Cancrie" (which, in our opinion, is not a sufficiently glamorous name for such an extraordinary planet). Using the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists have discovered an object that looks like a 10 billion trillion carat diamond. The name Lucy was inspired by the song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by the Beatles. (Everything is fine.)

Despite the fact that diamonds have brought joy to many people throughout history, the communities where they are mined have suffered far too often as a result of this. To find a diamond that's both beautiful and ethical, Melee Express has the most ethical sources for melee diamonds you can find. 


Our Sources

Polished. Not re-polished. All our diamonds originate from respected diamond mining companies. Not from prior used Jewelry. Not from blood diamonds.

Our Assortments

We know how frustrating it is to have different qualities in the same jewel. If you to reorder diamonds for a previously made jewel, be assured that the second batch will be exactly the same as the first.

Our Calibration

We are as meticulous as you are. Your settings are perfectly calibrated so are our diamonds. They’ll always fit, guaranteed.

Our Packaging

Each size and for each sub-project is individually packed, and labeled. On the label you’ll have standard; the size, number of stones, color, purity, and carat weight. We will also add any reference information you should need, should you so desire.

NO LAB-GROWN!

We offer you 100% natural earthed diamonds. All our diamonds are “NO LAB-GROWN” tested with the foremost advanced technologies the industry has.

Express Delivery

From our table to your bench. We know how crucial the timing is for the diamond setter or the jeweler to get the jewelry delivered on time. We offer you over night delivery of your melee. We go out of our way, to make your day!