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Ever Wonder Why Diamonds Are a Girl�s Best Friend?
A diamond sparkles like the morning dew. It is a perfect stone to own. They are a timeless gem that has never gone out of style no matter what trends are hot at the moment. Every woman seeks to own her own diamond, whether it is a bracelet, set of earrings, a necklace or a ring.
In the past, women had to wait for the special man in her life to present her with her diamond engagement ring. No more; one of the hottest trends in diamond rings today is the right hand diamond ring. This trend is focused on the successful, proud woman that doesn�t have to wait to be presented with a sparkling gem; instead she is free to go and buy her own and wear it on her right hand ring finger with pride.
Any of the diamonds you see featured on people or in store display cases are ancient gems. Diamonds have been around even longer than dinosaurs. It is said that the youngest of diamonds are merely 900 million years of age and the old granddaddies are over 3 billion years old. Your diamond has experienced much before it made its way into your possession.
The real beauty of a diamond is that there are no two that are alike. Each diamond is a unique personality and even if you see the same types of settings, the diamond contained within will be one of a kind. Even the root of the word diamond is unique. It means �unconquerable� and comes from the Greek word adamas.
You can find diamonds in a variety of colors and each one has a significant meaning when you are presenting it to either yourself or to someone else. The rarest diamond hue is red, so you can be sure that one of that particular shade will come with a high price tag.
It was in India over 2800 years in the past that diamonds were first mined. It is also said that a diamond will lose at least half of its original weight once it is polished and cut. Those ladies or gentlemen you see sporting huge diamonds can include themselves in an exclusive club because it is said that only 5% of diamonds are made into pieces that are over a carat. The reason that your diamond�s weight is referred to as a carat is because the ancients used the seed of the carob tree as the standard to weigh stones that were precious.
The 4 Cs that Affect the Price
The way a diamond is priced is based on the 4 Cs. They are clarity, color, carat and cut. When shopping for a diamond, decide which of these factors are most important to your purchase. Do some research about each of them so that when you enter the jewelry store you have some knowledge behind you and can make a better deal. A diamond is forever and truly they are a girl�s best friend.
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