Diamonds have a history that stretches almost as far back as the earth itself. Formed deep underground over millions of years and through immense heat and pressure, diamonds were forced towards the earth's surface by volcanic activity. Made up of only carbon, the diamond is the purest of all precious stones. Its unparalleled strength makes it last forever, perhaps why it has been adopted as the symbol of love.
These gemstones have been surrounded by myth and legend for centuries. In Greek times it was believed that diamonds were remnants of fallen stars. Diamonds have also been connected with romance for thousands of years.
The ancient Egyptians believed that you should wear your diamond
on the third finger of your left hand, which contains the
'vena amoris' (vein of love), which flows directly
to the heart.