Who buys diamonds in Southeast Connecticut

Fascination diamonds: sparkling beauties from the depths of the earth

 

The name of the diamond comes from the Greek and is derived from the word "adamas". "Adamas" means something like invincible and is intended to emphasize the hardness of the diamond. According to tradition, the first diamonds were found in India around 800 years before Christ.

In ancient Rome, it was believed that diamonds were the tears of the gods. The Greeks believed that diamonds were the slivers of stars that fell to earth. In India, on the other hand, they were considered a good luck charm that should keep disease, theft and evil forces away. Still others believed in their healing powers.

People have always been fascinated by the sparkle and glitter of these precious stones.



A diamond is a unique gift from nature.
Each one a thousand years old unique.
Real is Rare - Rare is a Diamond.

 

But how is such a diamond made?

When looking at how a diamond is made, one would not assume that it would make such a beautifully sparkling gemstone. The “king of precious stones” is created in the earth's interior at a depth of up to 150 kilometers at temperatures of 1100 - 1300 degrees under very high pressure. Under all these conditions, pure carbon can produce diamonds, which are then contained in volcanic rocks rich in gas, the so-called kimberlite and lamproite. New diamonds can probably no longer be created. Those that are unearthed today are up to 3 billion years old, so unimaginably old! During volcanic eruptions, the bedrock is carried to the surface of the earth. They can be transported away through natural weathering processes, which the diamonds survive due to their incredible hardness.

But where can you find a diamond? From many stories and legends one hears again and again about large diamond finds. Be it in the southwest of Arkansas (USA) in the “Crater of Diamond” Park, what they say is the “eighth largest diamond reserve in the world” or while diamond diving off South Africa. Basically, a distinction is made between two different deposits, the primary and the secondary.

The primary deposit denotes location = storage location, i.e. H. The diamond is found where it was brought to the surface of the earth. This explains why diamonds are mainly found in former volcanic craters.

The secondary deposit means that the place of discovery is not identical to the place of origin. The weathering of the volcanic craters (erosion) removes rock containing diamonds and can be found in rivers or even in the sea.

To get to the diamonds, the host rock z. B. grind kimberlite and the diamonds can be extracted. After they have been extracted, however, the rough diamonds still look very inconspicuous and can easily be mistaken for an ordinary pebble.


Here the image of an inconspicuous rough diamond

 

The diamonds achieve their incomparable beauty through a lengthy process that consists of grinding and polishing. After this little insight into the origin of diamonds, we will take up the 4 C's of diamonds in the second part of our Fascination Diamonds series.