Saturday, April 01, 2017by Bonaci Fine Jewelers
Thinking of the diamonds leads one to think of diamond rings and of marriage. The word diamond is derived from the Greek for “invincible” and diamonds are one of the hardest substances on earth. It's no wonder then we associate this gem with marriage, a bond between two people which is ideally invincible. But diamond jewelry is not only for celebrating an engagement. The diamond is also April's birthstone.
The diamond has had a long and varied history. For most of Ancient history, the diamond remained in India. Diamond jewelry was worn by all levels of society and the color of the diamond indicated the wearer's...
AT: 04/01/2017 07:10:17 AM
Wednesday, April 01, 2015by Bonaci Fine Jewelers
Diamonds, whose name comes from the Greek for “invincible,” were first brought to the West's attention by Alexander the Great. But it would be thousands of years before diamond jewelry became commonplace in Western society.
By the 1400s, because of improved extraction and transportation, diamond necklaces and diamond rings became regular adornments of landowners and royalty. The first diamond ring intended to announce marriage engagement was commissioned by the Archduke Maximillian of Austria in 1447 to his love, Mary of Burgundy. Diamond jewelry at this time was also thought to help keep the wearer healthy. Queen Elizabeth I was given a diamond necklace with the intention that wearing it would help preve...
AT: 04/01/2015 08:44:13 AM