"Diamonds were formed in the heart of the earth several billion years ago"

The diamonds were formed in the heart of the earth between 140 and 800 km deep, and are the result of chance combining extreme pressure and a temperature of 1,000 degrees. At the end of a process of "crystallization" lasting several million years, this unique combination made it possible to transform a common chemical element, carbon, into diamond.
This miracle of nature happened billions of years ago, long before any life appeared on earth.

Much later, 300 or 400 million years ago, the powerful eruptions of the first volcanoes brought a very small number of intact diamonds to the surface of the earth.

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The earth stopped creating diamonds 900 million years ago.

In each diamond, more or less visible traces testify to its formation process and give it its unique character. Like the iris of an eye, no two diamonds are exactly the same.

The vast majority of diamonds mined are very small in size and contain multiple inclusions which are, in a way, its identity card. Less than 20% of diamonds are over 0.2 carats and less than 5% are over 1 carat.

Beyond its characteristics, the diamond is also unique by the link that binds it to the person who will wear it, the unique circumstances in which she will have received it, the emotions that will be attached to it forever.

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Etymologically, the word diamond comes from the Greek "Adamas" which means invincible. The natural cut diamond is the stone that reflects the most light, which gives it its incomparable brilliance. It is also the hardest stone: 140 times harder than sapphire, 180 times harder than emerald. Its natural properties make it unalterable, and therefore eternal.

Diamonds were discovered just under 3,000 years ago in India. In the 1st century the Chinese used them to cut jade. The ancient Greeks saw in the diamond the tears of the gods or the dust of stars. It has long been attributed powers of divine protection or medicinal properties. It was even considered in India as an elixir of longevity.

From the 15th century, the diamond became a symbol of love and it was finally worn by women. The diamond has thus established itself throughout the world as the stone of marriage, then of engagement, until it has simply become "a girl's best friend".
Today, the diamond embodies the sincerity and strength of love. Because it is authentic, precious and unique, it remains the ultimate symbol to celebrate the rarest moments and the most precious bonds in life. Each diamond tells a story, each time the most beautiful of all, the most precious: yours.

Did you know ?

In 1477, Marie de Bourgogne was the first to receive a diamond wedding ring from Maximilian of Habsburg.

The 4 Cs

The 4 Cs are an internationally recognized diamond grading system. This system allows classes to determine their monetary value according to objective criteria.

Carat or the weight of the diamond:

1 carat equals 0.2 g and is divided into 100 points or hundredths.

Clarity or purity:

With few exceptions, all diamonds have natural inclusions that occur during the crystallization process. Their number and visibility determine the purity of a diamond.

Color or color:

White diamonds are extremely rare in their natural state and usually have a slight tint. Although exceedingly rare, diamonds come in many colors, the rarest being red.

Cut or size:

This is the only criterion that results from the work and know-how of men, and undoubtedly the most important, because the brilliance of a stone depends on the quality of the cutting work.

Did you know ?

The word carat originates from the carob tree, the seed of which invariably weighs 0.2 g and was once used as a standard meter for calibrating diamonds.