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History:

Since their discovery, diamonds have fascinated their beholders and owners. They have been worshipped as "tears of the Gods" or claimed to have healing powers. For others, diamonds are a symbol of strength and invincibility. In any case, the precious stone started its long journey to the light from deepest interior of the earth, drawing draw us into its spell.
People are enchanted by the mere fact of holding something in their hands that is rare or apparently unattainable. Such objects include precious jewels, first and foremost the diamond. Its rare beauty expresses what is inexpressible with words: the unique glitter, the hardest and most "invincible" of all precious stones, the magic of its interior luminous power. These are only a few of the superlatives applying to diamonds.

We have assembled a short timeline you, depicting the history of diamonds:

The earliest miners of diamonds are reputed to have been in India during the 4th century. It was believed that diamonds have magical powers and they were used as a talisman to ward off evil. Diamonds were also known in ancient Rome and they were highly valued by the Romans.
Around 600AD the first diamond find was recorded on the Indonesian island of Borneo. Even though India was no longer the sole source of diamonds, the Indonesian discovery remained insignificant as its supply was far too small and transportation to the main commercial cities too distant. It was only in the 13th century that diamond cutting was discovered. However, this practice was rejected in India, as the stones would allegedly lose their magical powers.
(Read more on power and magic in the section «Why diamonds make us happy?» ↓)
During the 18th century, diamond mining in India and Indonesia dwindled.
Over the centuries, further new diamond sites were discovered, such as in Brazil, South Africa and Australia.
At the Philadelphia World Fair in 1876, a diamond circular saw was publicly displayed for the very first time.
1910 - the brilliant cut was developed and is still used today to best emphasise the beauty of diamonds.
1955 - the first artificial diamond was created.
2011, Worldwide novelty Luxury Refinish, a Swiss manufacturer, was commissioned to develop a method of applying diamonds on various substrates.
The stone's original size is retained so that the rough diamond loses none of its natural beauty or energy. Diamond dust is not used. The method uses the smallest possible natural stone size which can still be called a genuine rough diamond.

Why do diamonds make us happy?

Natural diamonds activate our energy system to provide us more vitality, wellbeing and proven performance in our physical and mental being. An increase in our energy potential can result in faster recovery after exercise and it triggers increases in the self-healing powers of the body, with relatively little effort and no side effects. Thus, we can help our body to defend itself against threats of the present day: electromagnetic smog, toxins in the environment and foodstuffs, exhaustion in autonomic and immunity responses.
Natural diamonds promote our physical wellbeing and balance in our emotions, as well as providing clarity of thought. All this provides us with energy to recognise our own inner strengths and to use them for own benefit and of our fellow human beings.
Therefore, diamonds are energy that makes us happy!

Origins:

Diamonds are formed in the Earth's mantle under high pressure and high temperatures, typically at a depth of about 150 kilometers and at temperatures between 1200-1400°C.
Diamonds originate from carbon-bearing rock, such as peridotite and eclogite. Kimberlitic and lamproitic rock also serve as carriers of diamonds to the Earth's surface during volcanic eruptions, and these are later found in volcanic pipes and vents.
The speed at which diamonds are transported to the Earth's mantle is estimated to take a few hours; as a result, diamonds do not change into graphite. It is the last phase of the volcanic eruption that takes place at supersonic speed.
Diamonds are alien - or xenocryst in kimberlite and lamproite – and, consequently, are chemically unstable in magma. That is where we are able to observe the disintegration of natural diamonds.
Once transported into volcanic pipes by magma, the diamond deposits remain intact because of their natural hardness. Natural weathering actions distribute them into sedimentary rock, which is one of the main sources of the mineral. Such deposits are called alluvial. In particular, the best diamonds can withstand this transport undamaged and, therefore, alluvial deposits will often contain a considerable amount of diamonds that are of gemstone quality.
Microdiamonds usually occur as a result of meteorite impact: carbon is compressed to such an extent, due to the high temperatures and underground pressures, that they form small diamond crystals, also known as lonsdaleite. These deposits originate from massive eruptions and, today, still remain in the vicinity of meteorite craters, such as the Barringer Crater.
Microdiamonds can also be found in iron meteorites and achondrites ureilites, where they were most likely formed out of graphite during occurrences, such as tremors. Tiny diamonds - typically sized just a few nanometers and often called nanodiamonds – are additionally found in the form of presolar minerals within primitive meteorites. Terrestrial microdiamonds were, for example, found in the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) in Germany, as well as in Greece and Kazakhstan. The deposits were encased into sections of the Earth's mantle and lifted to the surface under high pressure and temperatures during the rock formation and metamorphism of mountains.