Diamonds are formed at depths of around one hundred miles beneath the Earth’s surface and, as pure carbon, is the hardest mineral known to man. The name diamond is derived from the Greek adamas meaning “invincible” - since ancient times it has symbolised strength and invulnerability. Highly prized due to its rarity and purity, the characteristic fire and brilliance of the diamond has made it the most desirable of gemstones in jewellery.
Diamond is the birthstone for April, signifying eternity, health and abundance. It is also the gemstone given to mark 10 years of marriage, as well as a 60th wedding anniversary.
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