One of my passions in life is diamonds. I love to buy them, sort them and sell them. I even collect them personally.
Diamonds are truly one of the most gorgeous creations from nature. The hardness, the fire and scintillation after polishing and the rarity makes this one of the most desirable gemstones to use in jewelry. Of course we carry rings, pendants, earrings, and bracelets using diamonds of all sizes, shapes, and colors. Diamond is April's birthstone, so this makes a particularly wonderful gift if your loved one is born in April. Diamonds are also a tremendous anniversary gift. Here are some diamond facts.
- Diamonds are the hardest material on earth: 58 times harder than anything else in nature.
- The average yield in most diamond mines is 1 part diamond to 1 million parts host rock.
- There is a star in the constellation Centaurus, officially named "Lucy" after the Beatles song, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,". The star is estimated to be 2,500 miles across and weighs approximately 10 billion-trillion-trillion-carats.
- Diamond forms under high temperature and pressure conditions that exist only about 100 miles beneath the earth’s surface.
These are just a few random facts about diamonds, but their history and lore goes on forever. Some historians estimate that India was trading in diamonds as early as the fourth century BC. The diamond has become a representation of your love and long term relationship.
We love to design jewelry to feature this fabulous gemstone. Here are some pictures of jewelry in stock and custom creations from the past.
Make a diamond piece of jewelry part of your future. You will always be a hero, giving someone you love a diamond. Stop in to Richard Dolgin Private Jeweler, so you can view our beautiful diamond collection.