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Why Are Diamonds Used in Jewellery?

Jewellery is more than a decorative item; it holds sentimental value, keeping precious memories close to the heart. If you're looking for an engagement ring or a wedding ring, or want to buy earrings in NZ, consider investing in a beautiful piece with diamonds. At Walker & Hall, we love these dazzling stones. As naturally occurring gemstones, diamonds are created by carbon atoms subjected to extreme heat and pressure over millions of years.

They are one of the world's most popular and valuable gemstones used in jewellery for centuries. But why are diamonds used in jewellery over other precious stones?

From aesthetic appeal to historical practices, this blog post explores the key reasons we use diamonds in jewellery.

1. Aesthetic Appeal

The first reason diamond jewellery is so popular comes down to its beauty. Diamonds are known for their unique brilliance and sparkle, caused by their high refractive index and ability to reflect light. This quality makes diamonds incredibly appealing to the human eye. The beauty of a diamond is unmatched by other gemstones. There are several diamond cuts and colours, so diamond jewellery suits anybody's style. 

2. Durability

Jewellery goes through a lot of daily wear and tear, so the metals and gemstones used must be durable. Diamonds are incredibly durable, which makes them perfect for use in jewellery. These gemstones are the hardest natural substance on earth; only other diamonds can scratch them.

This strength means you can wear diamond jewellery daily without fear of damage. Strength and durability make diamonds an investment. You can count on your stunning diamond jewellery to last forever, with confidence that it'll continue to shine and look stunning. 

3. Symbolic Meaning

In addition to their beauty and durability, diamonds are also a symbol of status and luxury. Diamonds have been associated with wealth, power, and royalty throughout history. This association continues today, with diamonds in high-end jewellery worn by the rich and famous.

Besides wealth and royalty, diamonds represent love, faithfulness, and purity. This tradition dates back to the 15th century when Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy as a symbol of his love and commitment. Today, diamond engagement rings and wedding bands represent the love and commitment between two people.

4. Rarity

Another reason why diamonds are popular in jewellery is their rarity. Although diamonds form in many parts of the world, they are still considered a rare and valuable commodity. This rarity adds to their allure and makes them even more desirable. 

Discover Diamond Jewellery From Walker & Hall

Diamonds' beauty, durability, rarity, and symbolism have made them one of the world's most popular and valuable gemstones. Whether you want a diamond wedding ring, necklace, or pair of earrings, you can be assured that your diamond jewellery will look dazzling for generations.

Walker & Hall has a stunning range of diamond jewellery for any occasion. Whether you're planning to pop the question or want to treat yourself to a special piece, explore Walker & Hall's jewellery collections today.

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