The Diamond for Elegant Formal Women Wear
Ah yes, diamonds… the forever gem that a lot of women are crazy and about and men too, on occasions when they are finally going to confess their true love. For women, an evening of social events in their formal women wear should also sparkle with diamonds. Diamond jewelry is perfect for any formal women wear outfit as it brings out the look’s elegance, sophistication and allure. A lot of men have died trying to acquire diamonds and women be been known to sell their honor to be able to wear them. Diamonds themselves were found in India thousands of years ago and were adorned only by the wealthiest at that time. Diamonds are also used somewhere else aside from being fascinating ornaments. These stones are actually the hardest known substance that modern industry can use. The Greek word “Adamas” means unconquerable and that was where they have taken the name of these wonderful stones. Because the majority of diamonds mined are either too small or too imperfect to adorn the hand of love, they are used for industrial purposes where their hardness, rather than beauty, reflects their value. Like coal and potatoes, diamonds are measured in weight or carat. The basic unit called carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams or 1/142nd of avoirdupois once. Although measured by weight, a well-cut, one carat will measure one-quarter of an inch diameter. An interesting trivia is that an eight-carat diamond will measure only one-half of an inch diameter. Among the largest diamonds ever found weighs an astounding 3,106 carats –
fist sized. It was cut into eight of the worldâ€™s greatest diamonds and 96 lesser gems. Some occupations allow the craftsman to make a mistake, but not that of the diamond cutter. A large rough uncut diamond has the potential of being worth millions. One slip on the part of the cutter and the stone can become worthless. Rumor has it that rich diamond owners of years ago would stand over their cutters while they worked. Craftsmanship in diamonds is very important as it is the cut that enhances the sparkle of a diamond.