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Diamond Education

The Wonder of Diamonds

Artfully Exploring Nature

When it comes to all the wondrous pleasures this earth has to offer, nothing quite compares to the dazzling beauty and sheer delight of a finely cut and exquisitely polished diamond. Natural diamonds are formed under extreme heat as well as pressure, at a depth of 140 to 190 km beneath the earth’s surface. Essentially composed of carbon, it takes from 1 to 3.3 billion years to grow a diamond, with deep volcanic eruptions bringing the crystal, as if by magic, to the earth’s surface.

Over the centuries, the treasurable diamond has come to symbolize beauty, commitment and, above all, true love.

The name diamond, deriving from ancient Greek, means unalterable or unbreakable, referring to the diamond’s incomparable hardness. Earliest known records, dating back 3000 years to India, have it that the diamond was a part of mystic ritual. In fact, many of the world’s most illustrious diamonds were mined in India. The legendary Koh-I-Norr, for instance, one of the world’s largest, comes to mind, as does the iconic blue Hope diamond. In recent years, diamond exploration has grown and countries like Australia and Canada assure a constant supply of fine diamonds to meet the world’s ever-expanding demand for this precious commodity.

In the 14th century, gemstones, including diamonds set in gold, became the traditional sign of marital engagement. And in the last century, diamonds rose in prominence to become the principle gemstone, given as a sign of a forthcoming marriage.

One can’t help but smile at the lyrics of the popular song, Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend: “ A kiss on the lips may be quite continental but diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Before the last century, diamonds were the proud possession of a privileged few. But times have changed and these days the demand for diamonds has become a familiar and precious part of our culture. Diamonds indeed are a girl’s best friend as the song suggests, and Damasci has been in the forefront, offering quality diamond engagement rings to an ever-increasing public, with an eye to quality, craftsmanship and favorable prices.


Artistic Craft

While our dedicated artisans are steeped in time-honored, old world traditions, we never lose sight of contemporary trends, keeping our brand up to the minute and stylish, while remaining tasteful at the same time.

With the world shifting to digital retail, Damasci, long known for its enhanced retail experience, is moving forward with the times as well as offering its valued customers an online retail experience second to none, combined with personal attention, care and favorable prices which our reputation is built upon.

Over the centuries, the treasurable diamond has come to symbolize beauty, commitment and above all, true love.

-Damasci Associate