A diamond's fire, beauty and strength are unrivaled by any other gemstone. In fact, diamonds are the hardest natural substance known to man. The word diamond comes from the Greek word "adamas" meaning indestructible. A diamond is made of pure carbon that has been turned into clear crystals by tremendous heat and pressure deep within the earth's crust. It takes millions of years for a diamond to be formed and carried upward towards the earth's surface.
Diamond: a brilliance millions of years in the making
Since ancient times, diamonds have been one of the most coveted of gemstones. Ancient Greeks believed that diamonds were shards of stars that had fallen to the earth. Others believed diamonds were the tears of gods. Diamonds were used for protection, healing and decorative purposes. In 1477 AD, Archduke Maximilian of Austria presented a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy to symbolize their betrothal and the tradition of a diamond engagement ring was born.
Throughout the ages, a diamond's strength and beauty have made it the ideal symbol of lasting love.
Ross-Simons' Diamond Collection
Rare, precious and everlasting, a diamond is the perfect symbol of love. Ross-Simons offers a stunning array of diamond jewelry, from breathtaking diamond engagement rings to classic diamond stud earrings. Find the piece of diamond jewelry that fulfills your dreams at www.ross-simons.com.
To learn more about diamonds and buying diamond jewelry, please visit our Diamond Buying Guide, which offers education and insight into selecting the perfect stone for your diamond engagement ring as well as information about diamond grades and diamond jewelry.
Ross-Simons' Diamond Jewelry
Our diamond jewelry collection showcases only diamonds that reveal incredible fire and brilliance. Ross-Simons works with skilled diamond cutters to maximize each diamond's beauty, cutting each stone to bring out the most sparkle and life. Ross-Simons offers an unparalleled selection of engagement rings, as well as diamond rings, earrings, bracelets and diamond necklaces. Choose from traditional or contemporary diamond designs, or our rare and unique estate diamond jewelry collection, which showcases wonderful antique and vintage diamond jewelry pieces.
For thousands of years the only source of diamonds was India. Today, diamond deposits can be found in South Africa, Botswana, Angola, Russia, Canada and Australia.
Care and Handling of Diamond Jewelry
A diamond is the hardest of all gemstones (10 on the Mohs scale) and is almost 100 times more resistant to scratching than the next hardest substance. However, the brilliance of any diamond can be dulled by small deposits of dirt or oil on the surface of the stone. To keep your diamond rings, necklaces, bracelets and diamond earrings their most beautiful, clean your diamond jewelry regularly with a solution of mild soap and warm water. Store your diamond jewelry safely in your Ross-Simons presentation box when not in use.