— Michelle B.
— Harriet Lamb, CEO of Fairtrade International
—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Diamonds have a mythology and lore that makes them a fascinating symbol for engagement.
Diamonds, on the other hand, are born from intense volcanic pressures that change their carbon molecules into something very distant from our sentient selves. They are pure crystalized carbon, and one of the hardest natural substances on earth. The Greek term for diamond is adamas, which means, “invincible” or “extreme hardness”.
Stories of diamonds also point toward their power. Alexander the Great sought the valley of the diamonds. He believed that obtaining those gems would make him unconquerable by enemies, evildoers and all opponents. Even in the last hundred and fifty years diamonds have built powerful financial empires and even funded wars.
The myth and lore of diamonds also points toward an otherworldly and divine vivacity and also to eternality. Diamonds are bones of an ancient deity. Yet despite, or perhaps because of our own vastly different nature, diamonds have come to represent the promise of betrothal and everlasting love.