The marriage of Mary of Burgundy and Maximilian of Austria, 1477

History and Legend of Diamonds

It's all about romance ... (with a little history and lore to keep it interesting!) Some people say it started back in 1477 when the young Archduke of Austria gave his beautiful bride-to-be, Mary of Burgundy, a large diamond set in a simple ring. As he placed this ring on the fourth finger of her left hand and said, "Will you marry me?", a tradition was born. And no nobler tradition exists today than that of giving nature's most beautiful gift to someone you cherish as a representation of the love you share.

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Diamond | April's Birthstone

Diamond | April's Birthstone

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Diamonds - Clarity from the Inside Out

Diamonds - Clarity from the Inside Out

First things first. No matter what you've heard, read or been told by your best friend in the whole wide world - clarity is NOT a measurement of a diamond's beauty. NO. It's not. Only in very uncommon situations is there any kind of correlation between a diamond's clarity grade and the way it looks to the unaided eye.

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