Diamonds: Diamond jewelry makes a wonderful gift for any occasion, whether it be a self-purchase just because you deserve it or a first fine jewelry gift to a sweetheart or a deeply sentimental choice to celebrate your years together. The diamonds that MyJewelrySource.com uses in our jewelry meet very strict grading standards and we are very proud of the quality, workmanship and selection we offer. Ultimately your bracelet selection of diamond jewelry is based on your taste and preferences and MyJewelrySource.com offers a very wide range of styles from traditional diamond tennis bracelets and sophisticated bangles.
Diamonds are the hardest substance known to man, with a rating of 10 (the highest) on the Mohs scale of hardness. The only substance that can scratch a diamond is another diamond. Diamonds are made of pure carbon. Interestingly, carbon is the building block that is found in every living thing on Earth. And diamonds are the only gemstone made of only one element. What makes diamonds so hard is their unique crystal structure, the specific arrangement of carbon atoms. Millions and millions years ago when the continents were formed, extreme heat and pressure were present deep inside the Earth to create diamonds. Blue diamonds are created when boron is present in addition to the carbon atoms. Yellow diamonds form when nitrogen is present. Diamonds have found their way to the surface through the eruption of volcanoes. The rock formed by the volcanoes is called Kimberlite and that is where diamonds are found. Today diamonds are mined in about 25 countries, with a large percentage being mined in South Africa.
Care: Your diamond jewelry may also be cleaned with a soft-bristled brush or a cloth with plain or soapy water. We recommend cleaning your jewelry regularly so that dirt and dust does not build up and cause the diamonds to look dull and cloudy. Steam cleaning and ultrasonic cleaning will not damage diamonds, but these methods are not recommended by MJS as they may loosen the setting, and subsequently, stones may fall out.