The History of Diamond Jewelry

Since diamonds were first gathered from rivers and streams in India, they have captivated the world for centuries. As India’s supply began to diminish, Brazil took the lead and became a dominant force in the world of diamond mining. These precious stones were later discovered in South Africa, which became the focal point of the modern diamond market. Eventually, diamonds were found in nearly every corner of the globe, from Canada to Australia. Over the years, science perfected the diamond industry, not only by improving location and mining tactics but by creating advanced cutting techniques and by creating lab-grown stones.

Qualities of Diamonds

Natural diamonds were created deep within the earth more than a billion years ago and are the only gemstones known to man that consist of a single element—carbon. Diamonds are rare and precious and the 4 C’s are considered in determining the stones’ overall quality. Created by the GIA, the Gemological Institute of America, these C’s stand for cut, clarity, color, and carat. These characteristics all work together to determine quality, each impacting the final product in a different way. For example, a diamond’s cut determines how a diamond will reflect light, while clarity is a measurement of the size, quantity, and placement of inclusions within the stone.

Popular Diamond Jewelry Styles 

Diamonds have historically been one of the most popular stone choices for jewelry due to their impressive ability to display a captivating inner fire as the light hits them and reflects off their many facets. Diamond jewelry is a common gift for celebrating the 10th and 60th wedding anniversaries. Diamonds are also the birthstone for the month of April. Consider giving a friend or loved one a meaningful gift such as a classic pair of diamond stud earrings, a delicate diamond bolo bracelet, or an eye-catching solitaire diamond pendant necklace.

Why Shop for Diamond Jewelry at Rogers Jewelry Co.?

At Rogers Jewelry Co., our showrooms proudly feature the largest collections of diamond jewelry available. Since we first opened our doors in 1937, we have been matching our customers with beautiful pieces of jewelry to mark life’s special occasions. With seven locations to choose from across the Central California and Reno regions, we are sure to have a showroom that is convenient for you. Find a location near you so that one of our expertly trained associates can help you discover the perfect piece of diamond jewelry. Email us at contact@thinkrogers.com for more information or to set up an appointment today!