Black diamonds are not literally black but certain dark spots give a dark appearance. Volcanic eruptions bring forth the diamonds towards the surface of the earth from her bowels. Diamond is said to have been first mined and given honour in India going back to about 6,000 years.
Diamond jewellery disperses spectral colours making it the best for adornment. Gemology has started to grade diamonds according to carat, colour, cut and clarity – the four C’s.
De Beers is the sole giant in the business of diamond trading whether for business or for diamond jewellery – buying and selling through its global net works.
The gem is crafted into all types of diamond jewellery – pendants, ear tops, rings, necklaces, chokers, bangles etc. In Kanyakumari temple at the tip of India in the south there is a diamond that acted as a lighthouse beacon for distant passing ships.