A diamond is a native crystalline carbon that is usually nearly colourless, although they have found white, black and various pale shades of pink, yellow, red, orange, green, blue and brown.
Good diamonds are transparent and free of flaws and the colourless stones are known as white diamonds, these are extremely valuable. Diamonds are considered the hardest substance on the earth and are also used industrially. They were named in the 14th century after the Greek word adamas, which means “invincible”.
In history, diamonds have been seen as a symbol of royal power. It was first cut in the 14th century but it took until 1910 for the modern brilliant cut to develop.
Most natural diamonds have ages between 1 billion and 3.5 billion years. Most were formed at depths between 150 and 250 kilometers (93 and 155 mi) in the Earth’s mantle, although a few have come from as deep as 800 kilometers (500 mi). Under high pressure and temperature, carbon-containing fluids dissolved minerals and replaced them with diamonds. Much more recently (tens to hundreds of million years ago), they were carried to the surface in volcanic eruptions and deposited in igneous rocks known as kimberlites and lamproites.
I made this necklace to symbolize diamonds. This necklace was made with suede leather strips and and heart crystal pendant. The price is R70. To place your order, please complete the form on my ‘Contact me’ page. I would also love to hear from you, so please leave a comment below.
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