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Why Diamonds are Forever

The Platinum Ring Company stocks the most exquisite platinum engagement rings. If anybody knows diamonds it’s us!

Diamonds have been seen as a status symbol throughout history and have symbolised purity and invincibility. The word diamond originated from the Greek name, ‘adamas’, which means invincibility. Even before science was advanced enough for diamonds to be able analysed, the ancients recognised it for its toughness and rarity. By reviewing diamond facts we can understand why this gem is so valued and so commonly used in jewellery for rare and special occasions like our platinum engagement rings.

Some interesting facts about diamonds.

FACT: Diamonds are the hardest and toughest material on the planet

FACT: 3 billion years ago under the earth’s surface, at unimaginably high temperatures, diamonds were formed.

FACT: The cheapest cut of diamond is an emerald cut.

FACT: Smaller diamonds can be of higher quality and value – testament to the fact that size does not always matter!

FACT: Diamonds are made from pure carbon.

FACT: If you want to make a sound investment – diamonds are you answer, they are very unlikely to lose their value.

FACT: Diamonds represent love and the union of marriage.

FACT: Diamonds are used in industry and not just for stunning jewellery, over 75% in fact. Industrial applications include – windows to phonograph needles

FACT: Only 25% of diamonds are gem quality.FACT: Diamonds come in every colour of the rainbow and diamonds coloured to full purity are called fancy coloured. This type of diamond is exceptionally rare and thus extraordinarily expensive.

FACT: Diamonds come in every colour of the rainbow and diamonds coloured to full purity are called fancy coloured. This type of diamond is exceptionally rare and thus extraordinarily expensive.

FACT: Astronomers have discovered a cosmic diamond trillions of light years away; it comprises a chunk of crystallised carbon, 4,000 km wide, and a staggering 50 light-years from the Earth. It’s the compressed heart of an old star and has been named ‘Lucy’, after the Beatles song, Lucy in the Sky with DiamondsAs you can see diamonds are very special gems

As you can see diamonds are very special gems that’s why the Platinum Ring Company immerse ourselves in the world of diamonds, so that we know everything there is to know, to ensure we select only the best for our platinum engagement rings. Look at our online collection and see for yourself.