does diamond jewellery last?

There are several familiar sayings that pay tribute to the powerful nature of diamonds, but where do they come from and what do they actually mean?

If a diamond engagement ring means love and devotion, does that mean diamond earrings do too? Before you head over to your local Brisbane jeweller to pick out a piece for that special someone, you might want to first decide whether your gift is going to be read as love, lust or devotion.

The word diamond is derived from the Greek word ‘adamas’, which means unconquerable and indestructible and as such, diamonds have been used for centuries in marriage celebrations. A diamond affixed to a yellow or white gold wedding band is often misinterpreted as being only a sign of love; while this may be true to some extent, the true meaning behind a diamond ring goes a lot deeper than love. The circular wedding band itself is a geometric symbol of eternity; a circle has no beginning and no end – thus a marital bond is endless. An eternal wedding band coupled with an unconquerable diamond is quite literally a force to be reckoned with.

For all those romantics out there – buying your girlfriend or partner a pair of brilliant cut diamond earrings is most definitely going to get you out of the dog-house but will not necessarily instill a message of enduring devotion. Diamond earrings – while extremely beautiful and memorable – are a symbol of the strength of love and lust but not eternity. So if you are ready to show your partner how much they mean to you but are not quite ready for marital bliss, you might want to consider a pair of diamond earrings. The recognition of diamond earrings or diamond necklaces as being a tribute to love and sometimes friendship is what makes them the perfect gift for partners, family members and friends.