Perfect in structure, the diamond is referred to as the “king of gems,” unique in its powers of light reflection and dispersion, and the hardest natural substance known. Composed of pure carbon, the foundational element of life, it is the one and only gemstone rated as a 10 on the hardness scale, crystallized deep in the earth’s mantle under intense heat and pressure billions of years ago. Its name is derived from the Greek adamas, meaning "invincible."
Due to its hardness, the diamond has been known since antiquity as a stone of invincibility, bringing victory, superior strength, fortitude and courage to the wearer. It is associated with lightning and fearlessness, and for its properties of protection. The diamond, in its rarity and beauty, is a symbol of purity and innocence, of love and fidelity. In antiquity it was regarded as dependable in its virtues only when received as a gift.
April babies will be interested to know that diamonds come in a wide range of colors such as black, blue, green, pink, red, purple, orange and yellow. The color is dependent upon the elements that were near the diamond when it was formed 100 miles below the earth's surface. For instance, yellow stones have minuscule traces of nitrogen while blue ones contain boron. The cost of gem-quality colored diamonds can be exponentially higher than white diamonds due to rarity.
At Fox's we also love the uniqueness of the unpolished and rough diamonds that Todd Reed uses in his jewelry. Stop by and give diamonds in all their colors and forms another look!