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Diamond has the highest hardness of any natural material – only another diamond can scratch it. Diamonds are measured by the four Cs: the mass in carats, the cut quality, colour (usually how close to white), and clarity (how free from inclusions). A large, flawless diamond is known as a paragon.
And, as Marilyn Monroe sings, diamonds are a girl's best friend!
The name comes from Greek words meaning ‘indomitable’ and ‘transparent’, and since antiquity, a diamond has been called the Stone of Invincibility.
A diamond is a symbol of purity and innocence, of love and fidelity, and embraces the strength of character, ethics, and faithfulness to oneself and others.
Diamonds have a long history of folklore and mythology – it was once believed that diamonds were formed by lightning bolts striking rocks.