Diamond | Silver Street Jewellers


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A diamond is crafted out of pure carbon atoms that are arranged in a crystal structure. Carbon differs in the shape it takes, based on the sort of chemical bond that binds the atoms. Pure carbon occurs in two  forms: diamond and graphite. Diamonds are the hardest natural element on both the Vickers and Mohs scales. Nitrogen is the most prevalent impurity present in gem-quality diamonds. Its inclusion results in a yellowish-brown color. Boron performs the major function in creating  blue hues. Over 130 million carats (26 million kgs) of diamonds are extracted worldwide annually, accounting for about $9 billion in sales.





Diamond is derived from the ancient Greek term adamas, meaning "unbreakable". It is suspected that diamonds were first identified in ancient India, where large  deposits of the mineral could be found in the Ganges river bed several millennia ago. Diamonds have been revered as precious gems since their ancient usage as sacred symbols in ancient India. Their use for engraving metals and other had substances can be tracked back to early human history. The appeal of diamonds has grown since the 19th century due to advances in cutting and polishing methods, and the active advertisement strategies of the De Beers company.



Healing properties


A diamond, with its uniqueness and elegance, is a sign of integrity and innocence, of devotion and loyalty, and of fidelity and trustworthiness. A love-bearing crystal is only useful  if it comes to you as as a present. Diamonds are beneficial for cognitive control, the nervous system, and the sensory system. It is believed to stabilize the natural hemispheres of the brain, to be beneficial with strokes, seizures, and to prevent ageing, and to return energy levels to cells.

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