- The word diamond comes from the Greek word "adamastos" meaning invincible. Being the hardest substance known to man this would seem very appropriate.
- The Greeks thought that diamonds possessed magical powers, being splinters of stars fallen to earth, crystallized lightening or tears of the gods.
- The diamond trade flourished towards the 15th century with the opening of Eastern trade routes.
- In 16th century England uncut diamond crystals were set into "scribbling rings." The exposed points were used by lovers to etch romantic vows into window panes. They have been used as cutting and engraving tools since early times.
- The Middle Ages saw diamonds used as cures for ailments stemming from the pituitary gland and brain. By heating the crystal and taking it to bed it was said to purge harmful toxins from the body.
- Diamonds have been worn by kings in battle as a symbol of strength and courage. They have been kept as talismans to ward against poisoning and phantoms.
- Diamonds are the symbol of love and relationships, and are an ever popular gem in engagement rings.
- They are considered useful for an individual's balance, clarity and energy especially when combined with amethysts.
- A diamond is said to bring its owner wealth, happiness and protection.
Happy birthday to all you April born. It is a popular month for birthdays in our house as my eldest daughter and my husband celebrate this month. Sadly I won't be able to buy them any diamonds but maybe they can catch up with their Birthstone Unicorn, Diamond HERE.