The earliest diamonds were found in India in 4th century BC, although the youngest of these deposits were formed 900 million years ago. Diamonds were worn as adornments, used as cutting tools, served as a talisman to ward off evil, and were believed to provide protection in battle.
800 BC. The first diamond was discovered in India
327 BC. Alexander the Great brought the first diamonds to Europe from India.
1074. First examples of diamonds have been used in jewelry on Hungarian queen's crown.
1150's. Believed that huge and legendary diamond of 90.38 carats been brought from India to Europe.
1375. Developed the Point Cut shape of cutting process.
1837. The Tiffany Diamond Company was founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany.
1905. The largest diamond ever discovered was called the Cullinan diamond, and weighed in at an amazing 3106 carats, or 1.33 pounds. Discovered in 1905 in South Africa, the mine's owner and the South African leaders gave the diamond to King Edward.
The history of diamond goes on and on, but the amazing part is that each stone's complex characteristics cannot be duplicated, and no two diamonds can ever be the same. Each stone, like its owner, is endowed with a personality and character uniquely its own.