Diamond

The Diamond’s name is due to its incomparable hardness (from the Greek “adamas”, meaning unbeatable, unconquerable). It is considered the Gem’s King and it has been used as an adornment since ancient times. It is 140 times more resistant to polish than Ruby and Sapphire and it is the only mineral composed by one single element: Carbon. Diamond’s value is based on the 4 C’s: color, cut, clarity and carat. It can be found in different colors, such as yellow, brown, white and black; and more rarely in blue, green, pink and red. Diamonds can be found in the USA, Canada, Namibia, South Africa, Serra Leona, Guinea, Ghana, Angola, Congo, Australia, Siberia, India and China.

Diamond