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4 Nov

The journey of the diamond and why it is here to stay—forever

Few can resist the shine of diamonds—from rings and chokers to earrings. Valued for its precious and rare features, diamonds continue to be a bride’s best friend

WHERE IT BEGAN: Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director of GIA India and Middle East, discusses the origins of diamonds, “Diamonds were coveted by royals and the wealthy. Later, caravans brought Indian diamonds, along with other merchandise, to medieval markets in Venice. By the 1400s, diamonds were sported as accessories by Europe’s elite. In the early 1700s, as India’s diamond supplies began to dwindle, the discovery of a kimberlite pipe in South Africa in 1869 marked the beginning of the modern diamond industry.”

Photo by Zohaib Ali Photography

ASSOCIATED REGIONS: While diamonds have been documented in India since the 4thcentury BC, Bhatt states, “From the 16ththrough the mid-19thcentury, there were roughly 20 mines in operation in the Golconda region (Telangana), which are largely exhausted today. Some of the most celebrated diamonds—the Hope, Dresden Green and Wittelsbach-Graff—originated from India’s Golconda mining area.”

OWN IT: When it comes to diamonds, the engagement ring is a quintessential purchase, states Sacheti. Ahammed MP, Chairman, Malabar Gold & Diamonds adds, “A diamond choker is another sought-after piece because it complements not only traditional Indian bridal wear, but western garments as well.”

Lead Photo: Jaipur Gems

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