10 Fun Facts about Diamonds

10 Fun Facts about Diamonds

It is written that Confucius once mused, “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.” Popularized by everyone from royalty who incorporated them into their regal garb, to movie stars like Marilyn Monroe who put them on the map as “a girl’s best friend”, their allure and charm have persisted for centuries. (more…)

A Series: Diamonds across the World III – Diamonds of Europe

A Series: Diamonds across the World III – Diamonds of Europe

When it comes to jewelry, Europe is known for its popular Antwerp diamond district. In fact, about 84% of the world’s rough diamonds pass through this district, making it the largest diamond center in the world with a turnover of $54 billion.[i] Antwerp was also once the commercial heart of Europe and played a crucial role in the development of diamond-working techniques. Diamonds out of Europe are more popular and in more stores today than those found in Asia or India! Let’s see how diamonds have evolved in Europe and come into our lives today. (more…)