Diamond 钻石

宝玉石介绍 Gemstone Introduction

Deposit sites: Brazil, South Africa, Africa, Russia, India, Australia, British Guiana, China, Namibia, Sierra Leone, and Zaire

Variety/Species: Diamond

Hardness: 10

Zodiacal sign: Leo, Pisces, Aries, Virgo, Libra

Color scheme: transparent, colorless to fancy colors, yellowish, bluish, gray or black .

Gemstone of the month: April, 10th, 60th Wedding Anniversary

Diamonds are unusual for a variety of reasons including their unique status as the most valuable and sought after of all precious stones. Such is the popularity and power of diamonds that financial empires have been founded upon the wealth provided by them, and for thousands of years romance and intrigue have surrounded and continue to surround famous diamonds.

Romans wore uncut diamonds because of their respect for the stone’s hardness, believed to be able to break iron. The ancient Chinese also valued diamonds for their hardness, using them to make jade cutting and pearl drilling tools.