A diamond is a symbol of beauty, love, wealth and strength (it’s the hardest known natural material). Diamond engagement rings can be traced back to the 1400s and are still a strong tradition today.
I did not realize until recently that diamonds come in a rainbow of colors. Of course, the colored stones are rare, but can be found in blue, pink, yellow, orange, green, black, red, purple and even grey.
The most fascinating question is: How big is the world’s largest cut diamond? As you can imagine, there are many different answers to that question. So who is the expert? For this article, we will assume that the Guinness Book of World Records is correct.
According to that source, “The world’s largest cut diamond is an unnamed Fancy Black, containing small red diamond crystals. It weighs 555.55 carats and was polished into 55 facets over several years and completed in June 2004. The repetitive use of the number five is culturally significant in the Islamic world, and was inspired by Ran Gorenstein (Belgium), who also commissioned this creation.”
Wow, that’s one big diamond!
Since many times a diamond ring is a symbol of an engagement to get married, I thought it would be fun to include this happy video of marriage proposals. Enjoy!