Thursday, October 1, 2009

Loose Diamond History

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Revered as the ultimate symbol of love and wealth, Loose Diamonds have had an incredibly unique history from the first discovery until today. While nobody truly knows who were the first to discover Loose Diamonds, they were said to first appear about 3,000 years ago in India where Loose Diamonds were first mined. Several Sanskrit texts have validated this theory, where the diamond was referred to as “vajra” or thunderbolt. The name makes sense, because not only were diamonds used for decorative purposes but also as a protective talisman to ward off evil. These descriptions of the precious gem appear to date back to about the 4th century BCE.

Interestingly enough, the word Loose Diamonds was closely linked to the term “adamas” throughout the Mediterranean; however, it’s difficult to establish the time period this name association took place. Consequently, during the 13th century the Loose Diamond began to take on regal tones, appearing in jewelry and decorative items throughout Europe. Around this time, Louis IX of France (1214-1270) decreed that diamonds were reserved only for the king, which described their rarity and wealth status then. Eventually, the Loose Diamond appeared in royalty for both men and women and by the 17th century, wealthy merchant classmen were appearing with Loose Diamonds here and there.