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10 Reasons Why Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend
29 th Jan 2013

Marilyn Monroe said diamonds are a girl's best friend, and although not many can dispute this, some might be wondering exactly why diamonds in particular out of the full fine jewellery range are the most popular gemstones.

10 Fun Facts that will remind you why diamond are a girl's best friend:

  1. Know as the hardest natural material, the word diamond is Greek for "unbreakable", a perfect stone for an engagement ring, which symbolizes your unbreakable bond!
  2. Diamonds are created 250+ miles within the Earth's crust, from extreme heat and pressure.
  3. Diamonds have been treasured as gemstones since their use as religious icons in ancient India
  4. More than $72 billion worth of diamonds are sold globally each year.
  5. The most popular cut is the round brilliant, which has 57 facets.
  6. The largest cut diamond in the world is the Golden Jubilee, which weighed 545.67 carats!
  7. Of the world's diamonds, 65% come from Africa alone.
  8. In 1477 it's believed that Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave Mary of Burgundy the first engagement ring.
  9. Even after many years of constant wear, diamonds will preserve their sharp edges and corners when most other stones will have become worn and chipped.
  10. The pink diamond is the world's most rare and valuable diamond. At the 1989 Christie's auction in New York a 3.14 carat Argyle pink diamond sold for $1,510,000!

Wow! It's no wonder diamonds are used in engagement rings and wedding bands; they truly are unique stones!

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