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Diamond Myths Around the Globe

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All gemstones contain some form of lore or mythology.  Rubies have long been believed to bring their owners wealth (…not including the actual rubies themselves).  Sapphires were used when consulting with oracles, as they aided in letting the audience better understand the enigmatic messages emanating from these garbled prognosticators.  Emeralds, with their regal green color, could help bring their possessors closer to royalty.  Yet no stone has as many myths surrounding it as does the diamond.  Reaching far back into the annals of time, there are diamond tales galore.  Here is just a smattering of the numerous and legendary diamond fables and faiths through history.
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History of the Diamond Engagement Ring

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The tradition of the diamond engagement ring dates all the way back to the… early 1900s. OK, so it’s not that ancient of a tradition. Diamond rings did exist before then, but they weren’t so much a tradition as a thing only the very rich had. Still, the diamond ring has been around long enough to have gone through at least a few changes in style. Since we at Diamond Lighthouse are paid to study diamond rings all day (jealous?), we thought we’d take some time to detail a brief(-ish) history of the diamond ring.

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