Irrespective of the accuracy of ancient beliefs and traditions, today it is a well-documented fact that diamonds have been used in art and jewelry for over 3,000 years. In fact, diamond cutting dates back to Venice in the 1330s. However, trading in diamonds did not become popular until the Eastern trade routes opened up in the 15th century. One of the main reasons for the popularity of the gemstone in jewelry is the fact that each of its commonly cut 58 facets can catch and refract light. This gives diamonds a wondrous sparkle, something that makes them attractively unique. Diamonds are mined in numerous places across the world, including South Africa, Australia, India, Russia, Botswana, Namibia and Brazil. It is possible to purchase diamonds in all sorts of colors across the world. While colorless diamonds remains the classic choice, the rarity of finding certain colored stones of high quality sometimes makes them even more valuable. For example, high-quality canary diamonds may fetch a higher price than their clear counterpart of the same quality.
Diamonds are not just for the ladies who are lucky enough to be born in the month of April. They are also for anyone who is looking for the extraordinary. Recently, diamonds have found their way from being just ornaments to being ingredients in skincare products. Although no historical account of the use of diamonds in skincare can be found, many consumers now use skincare products that contain diamond powder in them. Some believe that the benefits lie in the subtle vibration given off by these jewels, while others believe that they offer amazing benefits for the skin through topical application.
Whether in jewelry or in skincare products, diamonds everywhere have always been well-loved. Lionesse Gem introduces a new way to love diamonds – treat your skin to the luxury of diamonds with the Diamond Collection. The 4 products in this collection will help deliver the smoothness and clarity of diamonds to your skin.