Here are a few trends, both from history as well as current times that will help you choose natural diamonds and make a timeless fashion statement
The rarity, uniqueness and unmatched value of natural diamonds have set precedents since time immemorial. Be it in the coronations of royals, red carpet events or weddings — both in the past and present- or as the expression of true love; diamonds, which were born three billion years ago, have played a significant role in celebrating life’s most precious moments.
Natural diamonds are extremely rare, making the precious and hence highly valued. They are only found in diamond-bearing volcanic Kimberlite pipes and no two diamonds are alike, making each diamond unique – much like your relationships. In fact, even centuries after being discovered, diamonds have an extremely strong, loyal base not only amongst the royalty but also with regular people.
While solitaires in engagement rings never go out of style, jewellery designers keep exploring new and interesting ways to incorporate diamonds into their work. Designers have learned to enhance the beauty of larger diamonds in countless mounting choices and are creating exciting fashion settings in modern as well as heirloom style looks.
You can find chic new designs that are inspired by Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times, as well as jewellery with Art Nouveau and Art Deco influences. You will also find beautiful natural diamond jewellery designs in both bridal and fashion lines. Fine fashionable diamond jewellery made for contemporary and pret wear is a wonderful choice for the modern woman.
While earrings are at the core of nearly every woman’s jewellery collection, classic real diamond studs area must-have -a simple teardrop looks stunning in a pendant. THE ROYAL INDIAN CONNECTION Symbolic of endurance due to their strength and resilience, and representative of history owing to their billion-year-old age, diamonds were usually either used as solitaires in a setting or as accents to other gemstones. Diamonds were first discovered in India and some of the most stunning diamond pieces were created for Indian royals who wore each piece of jewellery with pride. Maharaja Duleep Singh of Lahore, the last Maharaja of the Sikh empire wore a diamond sarpech — an accessory for turbans, which included three plumes made entirely of real diamonds and an emerald dazzler right in the centre. Similarly, in 1928, a breath-taking necklace was created by Cartier Paris for Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala, which was made of a total of 2,930 diamonds with the world’s seventh-largest diamond, a 234-carat yellow ‘De Beers Diamond,’ as its centrepiece.
THE PERFECT HEIRLOOM JEWEL Heirloom jewellery traditions are almost invariably created for special occasions. When we pass on our statement heirloom pieces, we hope that the future generations will cherish these symbolic possessions as much as we do. Heirloom jewellery creates a direct connection to our family history. Owning a natural diamond is an investment for a lifetime not only because of its endurance but also because it has an inherent value. As heirlooms, diamonds can be passed down from one generation to another, permanent reminders of the emotional attachment we have with our loved ones and a piece of our culture and legacy. In India, heritage diamonds are the most treasured assets of any family. Diamonds are therefore not only valuable, beautiful, resilient and rare but they also provide us with a fantastic window into the origin and history of our planet – earth. So, don’t wait for a special occasion to invest in natural diamonds because there is no better way to celebrate everything real in your life than with a natural diamond.
According to the Cape Town Diamond Museum, “The diamond formation process started with carbon molecules being compressed under high pressures of 45 to 60-kilo bars while undergoing intense heat of 900 to 1,300 degrees. As soon as the temperature dropped, atoms would bond leading to the formation of diamond crystals. It was during intense volcanic eruptions that the diamonds were carried to the earth’s surface by magmatic rocks (a mixture of molten or semi molten rock), later termed Kimberlite pipes after the South African city, Kimberley where they were first discovered.”