Okay Peanuts who’s ready to hear about MY favorite stone? Yup, we’re talkin’ diamonds!!
Have you ever wondered why diamonds are such a coveted gem? I know I have. Seriously, what makes that sparkling stone make me what to drool? It also makes The Husbands eyes roll. I am 100% a diamond lover. Show me the sparkly! Please??
Diamonds are the most precious and enduring of all gemstones, with their very name taken from the ancient Greek word αδάμας (adámas) meaning ‘unbreakable’. For centuries their exquisite beauty, inner fire and unique physical qualities have made them prized above all other gems.
In fact, diamond engagement rings didn’t become popular until 1947 when De Beers, the British company that mined diamonds in South Africa, launched an advertising campaign. With the help of Hollywood stars and the slogan, “A diamond is forever,” diamond engagement rings skyrocketed in popularity. Although I’m certain had I been born before they were popular I would STILL want one (I’m ALL the diamonds! ALL. Of. Them.)
I am sporting a new stackable diamond ring. It’s so dainty and pretty!! LOVE me some stackable rings. Next on my list?? The Diamond Baguette Stackable. Yup, more stacking! Not stopping until it hits my knuckle? Maybe?
I do have a fun fact for you. Did you know that although diamonds are the worlds hardest natural material; they are NOT bulletproof!! (Okay, seriously WHO is shooting at DIAMONDS!? If you want to waste them I will send you my ADDRESS!!) ,Their brittleness will cause them to shatter when struck by a bullet. (Again, I will gladly come and get them! STOP shooting them!!)
The only hardness test that will identify a diamond is scratching corundum. Corundum, which includes all rubys and sapphires, is 9 on the hardiness scale. If your suspected diamond crystal can scratch corundum, then there is a good chance that you found a diamond. But NO OTHER HARDNESS TEST will identify a diamond
So, todays lesson was pretty interesting right? I mean except the whole begging for diamonds from me. HELLO! Have WE MET?!!? AND I didn’t even WHINE this time. Begging ISN’T whining.