Each diamond was formed over a billion years ago deep beneath the earth’s crust, crystallised at tremendously high temperatures and pressure. They have survived an incredible journey to reach us, carried upwards by powerful volcanic eruptions and having withstood the reworking of the landscape by the wrath of nature over millions of years. They awaited their discovery, concealed beneath the earth’s surface by the very process that created them.
Only a tiny proportion of the diamonds that survived this journey are of the size and quality that can be cut, polished and set into jewellery.
From the early civilisations of Greece, Rome and India, diamonds have been prized possessions of the nobility. They were worn as potent symbols of devotion, wealth and power. The romantic tradition of giving a diamond ring as a token of love and commitment began in the 15th century among European royalty and was popularised in the 20th century by De Beers with “a diamond is forever”. Today no other gem expresses human emotion more than a diamond. They have become the ultimate symbol of true love and romance and are given as gifts for engagements, weddings, the birth of a child, anniversaries and the achievement of life goals.
Nothing says it better than a diamond, Nature’s precious gift.