Discovery Of Diamonds Essay

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Diamonds were first found and mined in India. The deposits of the stone was found centuries ago along the river of Penner, Krishna and Godavari in india. It has been known to India for at least 3000 years but it is said that it’s known to India for more than 6000 years ago. Diamonds have been treasured as gemstones as they were used for religious purposes in ancient India. The first diamond was found in the alluvium of the Golconda River in India. The exact date of its discovery is not known. An extract from a book written in Sanskrit, in the 4th century B. C., reveals that diamonds were a trading commodity in India at that time. Diamonds were popular as an amulet because of its hardness and of it other properties. Diamond is said to be a symbol of courage and virility…show more content…
Traders with silk and diamonds came from there to Bruges. Bruges not only became the centre of diamond trade but also a place where diamonds were processed. Diamonds became popular only after the 19th century because of an increase in its supply and mainly because of its cutting and polishing techniques. In 1074, the first instance of diamonds being used for jewellery occurs when a Hungarian queen’s crown is decorated with diamonds. The discovery of a direct sea route to India by Vasco de Gama in 1498 shifted the trading centre from Venice to Lisbon, where he took the diamonds from India to Portuguese. Antwerp became the most important diamond trade centre since the end of the 14th century. Diamonds were considered to be a perfect symbol of eternal bond. The tradition of unending love has been maintained till now. The first notion of donating a diamond as a unique symbol of love came from the 15th century. During the 13th century cutting and polishing of diamonds became very popular. In the course of cutting, the original shape of the stone was still kept. Pyramidal shape diamonds were set into rings. The main purpose of processing diamonds was to get rid of the surface roughness and

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