Etsy Bloggers Carnival "Diamonds and Daisies"
"The hardness of diamonds contributes to its suitability as a gemstone. Because it can only be scratched by other diamonds, it maintains its polish extremely well. Unlike many other gems, it is well-suited to daily wear because of its resistance to scratching—perhaps contributing to its popularity as the preferred gem in an engagement ring or wedding ring, which are often worn every day." -wikipedia
That is the first diamond I ever received, from my boyfriend James, for our two year anniversary. I love it because of what is symbolizes. I got a birthstone ring from him this past Christmas that has two small diamonds on it. But it isn't the diamonds that are important to me, it is the gift from him, from what I hope is his heart and soul. We have been together almost 5 years, I hope a big diamond is in my future!
One of my favorite movies Blood Diamond, you need to watch this movie if you haven't, it will change how you see Diamonds, and the companies that buy and sell them. Truly entertaining and educational, not many movies can pull it off, plus Leo D-caprio HOT!
"In some of the more politically unstable central African and west African countries, revolutionary groups have taken control of diamond mines, using proceeds from diamond sales to finance their operations. Diamonds sold through this process are known as conflict diamonds or blood diamonds." -wikipedia