Did Someone Say Diamonds!?!?! #aurateny

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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.)

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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.

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16 thoughts on “Did Someone Say Diamonds!?!?! #aurateny

  1. I love diamonds. My husband just bought me a diamond anniversay band he wanted to buy me a big one but I just like smaller rings.

  2. I didn’t know that about corundum! And now I can cross off a diamond-studded bullet-proof vest – saved me a few bucks there! I’d sure love a pretty engagement ring, with a nice chap who would be looking for a good woman!

  3. I am not much of a jewelry wearer. But if I had to wish for one thing, it would be a diamond Roles watch.

  4. I do love diamonds! I always wanted a diamond and pearl ring. Maybe one day I’ll win the lottery to afford one!

  5. Diamonds are beautiful, but ‘m more of a pearl or cameo type. I’ve always loved older, vintage look jewelry, too.

  6. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. I wonder what stone was used in wedding or engagement rings before 1947. Why would anybody shoot a diamond? This is not a sport.

  7. I love me some diamonds thanks for sharing this one I will check them out now. I haven’t heard of this company until I read your post.

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