Diamond - beads that shine!
- ca. 12mm
- Geoxideerd zilver
- Rijggat ca. 0.7mm
- Rijggat ca. 1.6mm
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We think that Diamond beads are both a rare and precious asset. The latter can certainly be the case, the first is not: Diamonds are being won in huge quantities all over the world! The high price is therefore not due to the rarity but to the cartel that holds the reins ....
Forming and sharpening of Diamond beads
Diamond is formed under high pressure at a depth of between 140 and 190 kilometers in the earth's mantle by compressing carbon. They are brought to the surface of the earth by rapid transport through explosive volcanoes.
The Cullinan is the largest uncut Diamond that has been found on earth to date: 3106 carats (that's 612.2 grams!). The Cullinan was split and cut and the largest piece, the Cullinan 1 (530.20 carats), was the largest cut Diamond for about a century after sharpening. The largest cut diamond, however, since 1988 the Golden Jubilee (545.67 carats) and since 1997 in the possession of the Thai King Bhumibol who received him on the occasion of his 50-year coronation anniversary.
Already in 2500 BC. the Chinese would use Diamond to polish precious stones. In India around that time Diamonds were worn as jewelry and the Bible also mentions Diamant. In Europe Diamonds were in the 6th to the 5th century BC. known.
The modern diamond polishing with a cast iron turntable, diamond powder and olive oil was invented in 1456 by Lodewijk van Berken who removed the Florentiner (a particularly large, yellow Diamond, from the earth since 1918) for Charles the Bold trail. Because many wealthy Antwerp residents fled to Amsterdam after the Inquisition, it marked the beginning of the diamond industry there. In the 17th century French explorer Jean-Baptiste Tavernier brought large Diamonds from India and described the diamond mining there. Until the 18th century, diamonds were only mined in India; it was only in 1714 that diamonds were discovered in Brazil and later in South Africa.
There are numerous legends associated with Diamonds; in this way magical or protective forces are often attributed to it. Diamonds were the symbol of wealth and they are part of almost all crown jewels, treasuries and museum collections. The diamond is one of the 'nine gems' in the Thai 'Order of the Nine Gemstones'. (Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Topaz, Garnet, Sapphire, Pearl, Zircon and Green Cat's Eye).
The most famous and also most beautiful cut, literally and figuratively, is: 'Brilliant'. In addition, we also distinguish 'Table', 'Rose' and 'old shavings'.
The effect of diamond beads
Diamond is very pure, concentrated light energy and very powerful and intense. It strengthens your connection with Divine and higher energies and thereby promotes spiritual insight and clairvoyance. The stone can also give important insights inward and reach deep layers of yourself and your consciousness. Diamond can very well be used in combination with other gems because it strengthens the working of other stones.
The hardness of Diamant is 10, the density is 3.5
Diamond beads belong to the constellation Aries and Leo