Polished or uncut, diamonds are one of nature's best creations. Lucky April babies have diamonds as their birthstone. At HBJ, we'd argue that one doesn't need a reason for diamonds – but if you do, birthdays are a pretty good excuse.
Diamonds have been praised and traded for their beauty and rarity as far back as 4th century BC. Originally mined in India, they were also found in Brazil and South Africa in their early trading days. It wasn't until the 1400s that diamonds made their way into the Western fashion world.
Like pearls, diamonds have to go through harsh conditions before they emerge as their beautiful selves. Diamonds, once formed, are the hardest material on earth, coming in as a 10 on the MOHS hardness scale. This gemstone is incredibly complex and full of history, so stay tuned for more blog posts on this beauty...
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