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JEWELLERY HISTORY

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER The myth and magic of the Cullinan.

The fire and glamour of diamonds have become the stuff of legend and not only due to Dame Shirley Bassey’s song Diamonds Are Forever. Diamonds stand for clarity, beauty and wealth. Thus the diamond is one of the most coveted and most famous of the gemstones. It received its name from its hardness from the Greek word ‘adamas’ which means the indestructible. For centuries people have recognised the value of diamonds. Emperors, kings and the nobility decorated their insignia and their jewellery with the coveted, precious stones. The fire of the gemstone let everyone know who possesses power, wealth and prosperity.

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