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Celtic Birthstone - Diamond

 

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The Celtic birthstone is the diamond. This sign runs from June 10th to July 7th and is called Dobhan. The oak is the tree associated with this sign.



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Diamond Jewelry

Why not buy some amethyst jewelry for the birthday girl? There are plenty of pieces to choose from, including earrings, drop pendants, bracelets and rings.

Diamond Nail File

Purchase a nail file encrusted with diamond dust. Include other nail products such as a hand and nail cream or a nail buffing kit with the gift.

Watches With Diamonds

Buy a watch that has a diamond as the number twelve. There are also other watches that incorporate diamonds in their design.

Celtic Birthstone Diamond Books

For a bookworm look out for titles that have the word 'diamond' in them. Or the author may have the name Diamond. 'Dangerous in Diamonds' by Madeline Hunter is a book that may be suitable as a Celtic birthstone diamond gift.


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CDs

Look out for cds with diamond in their title or the singer has the name Diamond. Lots of Neil Diamond albums such as 'Dreams' and 'The Bang Years'.

Diamond Facts

Diamonds are the hardest of the known natural materials, number 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness. This makes the diamond very useful for industry and jewelry. Diamonds make excellent abrasives because they can only be scratched by another diamond. About 130 million carats (26,000 kg) are mined annually. With another 100,000 kg of synthetic diamonds manufactured annually.

The diamond has been treasured for around 2,500 years, when they where used as religious icons in India. The use of diamonds in drill bits and engraving tools also dates to very early in history.

They are commonly valued by the four c's: carat, clarity, color, and cut. The cutting of a diamond is a skilled operation, so that the brilliance is shown to the best advantage. Between 50 and 60% of the diamond may be lost during the cutting and polishing process.

Diamonds originate from central and southern Africa, although other sources diamonds have been discovered in Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, and Russia.

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