Where the first diamonds used as gemstones for jewelry recognized? The first indication of this was in a Sanskrit document dated around 300 BC found. You have to be related to the gods and used to decorate religious icons and statues. In India, only kings, the highest caste, whose owners have activated.

Although diamonds in the east and west of India, which were much appreciated, are in their natural crystals, polished been traded or increase the brightness and luster of them. The first association of diamond cutters has been created in 1375, and it was then that the practice of cutting stones and developed facets.

Diamonds have always been the province of kings and queens. In fact, in the 13th Century have Louis IX of France decreed that only royalty could be diamonds, a dictation, which disappeared about 100 years later. In the late 15, used as wedding rings.

The largest diamond ever found was 3106 carats of diamonds in 1905 in a mine by Thomas Cullinan, where the stone was discovered in the property. Was cut into small pieces, the largest in the 530 carat Great Star of Africa diamond, by the Asscher Brothers, a famous diamond cutting company today. It is also called the Cullinan Diamond I, and is the headquarters of the Cross in the United Kingdom. A small stone Cullinan diamond is called Lesser Star of Africa. It weighs 317 carats and is part of the imperial crown condition. Both jewelry can be displayed as part of the British Crown Jewels at the Tower of London. The rest of the Cullinan diamond was cut into 11 stones lighter weight and a number of fragments.

During the Cullinan diamond is the largest diamond ever discovered, there is a rumor that the man who discovered the diamonds of the diamond is broke, before he sent to the owner of the mine. This diamond, if the rumor is true, it was 5000 carats!

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