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Saturday, January 12, 2013


Diamond copy of the famous Koh-i-Noor in its c...
Diamond copy of the famous Koh-i-Noor 
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Birthstones for those born in the month of April is the Diamond.

Diamonds are pure carbon that has been crystalized and is the cousin of graphites.

Diamond crystals are tightly packed network of carbon atoms held in four directions.   

Therefore, diamonds are the hardest natural substance known to man.

How Diamonds are formed

Diamonds (Photo credit: qthomasbower)
It is believed that diamonds must have crystallized deep under the Earth’s surface. 

There are many kinds of diamonds: transparent, translucent, or opaque; ranging from colorless to sooty black, with many colors in between. 

Mostly transparent diamonds, colorless or tinted, are used as jewelry. Others are used widely in industry. 

The color of a diamond depends on the kind of impurities embedded inside it. 

Where are Diamonds found?

Diamonds are found in alluvial deposits – gravel swept by streams, rivers, glaciers, and ocean currents. They are also found in sedimentary rock where gravel deposits and organic material have been compressed into rock. 

Diamonds can be found in some samples of kimberlite – a type of volcanic rock first identified in Kimberley, South Africa. Diamonds found in kimberlite are thought to be very old, perhaps as much as three billion years old. 

Tiny flecks of diamond have even been found inside meteorites – bits of rocky space debris that land on Earth.

Symbolic meaning of Diamonds

Koh-i-noor diamond
Koh-i-noor diamond (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In their natural form, diamonds can appear quite unimpressive.  They are cut and polished by skilled craftsmen in a pattern that reflects and refracts the light among its facets to reveal the hidden beauty of the stone.
Diamonds’ cold, sparkling fire has held us spell-bound for centuries, inspiring rich, passionate myths of romance, intrigue, power, greed, and magic. Ancient Hindus, finding diamonds washed out of the ground after thunderstorms, believed they were created by bolts of lightning. 

In our place and time, the diamond is a symbol of enduring love, and often graces engagement rings.

Diamonds in the annals of history

Portrait of Maharaja Ranjit Singh
Portrait of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Some diamonds seem to have lived lives of their own. One legendary stone in the diamond hall of fame is the Koh-i-noor (“Mountain of Light”). The Koh-i-noor diamond’s early history is shrouded in time. It is believed to be 5,000 years old, and was featured in the great Sanskrit epic The Mahabharata

Originally owned by the Rajah of Malwa in India, the Koh-i-noor has since been a player in victories and defeats spanning India, Persia, and Afghanistan. It was in the possession of the great Mogul dynasty from 1526 to 1739. Its owners included Shah Jehan, who built the Taj Mahal in memory of his queen Mumtaz. The Persian invader Nadir Shah briefly possessed it until his assassination in 1747. The jewel then fell into the hands of Afghan rulers who eventually surrendered it to the Rajah of Punjab, Ranjit Singh.

Two years after Ranjit Singh’s death in 1839, Punjab became part of India under British rule. The stone was presented to Queen Victoria, who had it cut from its original 187 carats to 108 carats in an attempt to further enhance its beauty. After her death, the diamond became part of the British crown jewels. Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) wore it in her crown at her 1937 coronation.
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Diamant darya-e_Noor
Diamant darya-e_Noor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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