Gold And Gold Of The Diamond Industry

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A diamond, it is a precious stone more value than gold and silver not only in society today but has been since its discovery. Diamonds became very much famous by the development in the supply as well as the advanced technology. Technology helped enabled the Diamond cutting, shaping, polishing as well as finishing. The name diamond comes from the Greek word, adamas meaning unconquerable. This is the perfect name because diamonds are made of pure carbon, and are the hardest natural substance known to man according to De Beers. Diamonds have long been a sign of wealth and fortune. Kings and queens have worn these forms of concentrated carbon and even more people have wished they could own and wear them. These gems come in a variety of shades and can be transparent, truculent white, yellow, green, blue, or brown. De Beers is a company that dominates the history of the diamond industry. Diamonds had become the precious luxury goods and De Beers was the company which could market these luxury goods. To understand the value of these stones, and ultimately their role in wars and other aspects in life, it helps to first understand their origins, how they are made and their impact on society. All these factors combined make diamonds particularly vulnerable to exploitation by armed rebel movements mining and trading diamonds in Africa and many other countries around the world.
For centuries diamonds have been associated with supernatural qualities, including the power to protect and
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