Origins: Canada, Russia, Africa, India, USA, Australia, Brazil
Lore: The first recorded history of the diamond dates back some 3,000 years to the Deccan Highlands in India, in the region called Golconda, famous for producing many astounding gems. It is likely that diamonds were first valued for their ability to refract light and were worn as a talisman to ward off evil or provide protection in battle. Warriors in ancient Greece wore diamonds as the stones were thought to strengthen the warriors’ muscles and bring them invincibility. Into the 18th century, India was the only country in the world where diamonds were found, then in 1725 placer deposits were discovered in Brazil. After the late 1880s South Africa developed into the world's largest producer. Since then, Western Australia has become a major producer of diamonds, a vast number mined out of the Argyle.
Mystical: In antiquity diamonds were considered a symbol of purity and innocence. They also symbolized perfection, invincibility, force and authority. Diamonds are capable of driving away fears and to protect the owner from negative influences. Diamond is an amulet that protects against fire, water, snakes, thieves, illnesses, predatory animals, sorcery, poison. Diamond strengthens all the energy centers of its wearer.