Interesting Facts About Diamonds

•A diamonds is the official birthstone for the month of April

•The first internationally patented diamond that was cut to originate from South Africa is the My Girl diamond

•Diamonds are the anniversary gemstone that represents both the 10th and the 60th years of marriage

•Diamond revenues make it possible for each child in Botswana to receive free education up to age 13

•Globally the diamond industry directly and indirectly supports roughly 10 million people

•African countries supply other countries with approximately $8.5 billion worth of diamonds each year

•The revenue that is made up from diamonds is instrumental in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic

•Roughly 65% of the world’s diamonds come from African countries

•Due to revenues from diamonds, an estimated 5 million people have access to proper healthcare all around the world

•There are major world leaders like Nelson Mandela who have cited the importance of diamonds to the lives of African people

•The brilliant 10 diamond has undergone tests to prove that it is 25% more brilliant than any other diamond cut in the world

•Romans believed that cupid’s arrows were tipped with diamonds, and the Ancient Greeks and Romans believed that diamonds were tears cried by the gods

•In the middle ages, it was believed that diamonds had mystical healing powers that could cure almost anything from extreme cases of fatigue to mental illness

•In 1477, the very first engagement ring was given by Archduke Maximillian from Austria to his future bride, Mary of Burgundy. The ring spelled out the letter ‘M’ in diamonds and was made from gold

•The tradition of wearing an engagement ring on the fourth finger on the left hand originated in Egypt. The Egyptians believed that the “vena amoris” (the vein of love) runs from the tip of that finger, to the heart
At Romanelli Designs, we aim to give you the utmost value for money while leading you through the step by step process of the jewel you’ve chosen. Find out more about our diamonds on www.romanellidesigns.co.za or give us a call on 011 794 1666.

By |February 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments