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The Diamond Industry and It's Beginnings

Posted by MICHAEL Hart on

The Diamond Industry and It's Beginnings

The mining, collecting and cutting of Diamonds had its beginnings in India, where Diamonds were found in Alluvial deposits such as riverbeds. Diamonds were being traded in India as early as 1400BC- mostly by the elite upper class from India and Europe.    By the 1700’s the Diamond supply in India started drying up. New sources were discovered in Brazil in the 1690’s when workers found diamonds while sifting for Gold in the Amazon River. Brazil then became the major source of Diamonds for the next 100 years  Finally, in the late 1800’s new sources we discovered in South Africa along...

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