5 benefits of wearing Diamond Jewelry
Diamonds — Andrew Hoffman — Sep 23, 2016
We all know that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but diamond jewelry is more like family. Nearly every family has that gorgeous heirloom necklace or estate engagement ring, passed down from a mother or grandmother years ago. The longevity and timelessness of diamond jewelry make it a great choice when you are buying jewelry, but they are far from the only benefits you’ll gain with your diamonds.
Diamonds Can Be a Good Investment
Though the international market is currently inundated with colorless diamonds at the moment, “fancy” diamonds, or rarer diamonds that exhibit brilliant hues and tones can be viable investments. If you’re having a hard time believing that, consider the “Sweet Josephine” pink diamond, a 16.8-carat beauty that sold for $28.5 million at a Christie’s auction. Of course, we can’t promise such a payload if you tried to sell (no matter how striking your diamond stud earrings may be), but it is a comfort to know that your purchase has some great resale value if you choose pieces wisely based on their rarity and quality.
Diamond Consumers Can Advocate For Change
Across the world, the diamond industry employs roughly 10 million people, with numerous mines sustaining indigenous peoples’ economies in New Zealand, Australia, and Canada.
Canada, the world’s third largest diamond exporter, generates roughly $1.5 billion in revenue from mines primarily located in the country’s Northwest Territories. These mines account for 57% of all trade revenue from this remote, primarily indigenous-populated region.
When individuals buy diamond jewelry today, they can directly affect the lives of artisans, tradespeople, and miners through ethical purchases.
Diamonds Have Spiritual Benefits
Not everyone believes in astrology, feng shui, or other spiritual elements in the world. However, But that doesn’t mean you can’t reap the benefits! According to feng shui experts, diamonds are imbued with strength (unsurprising, as they are the hardest substance on earth) and protection. These luminescent stones are believed to transfer these qualities to whoever is wearing them, too! You can wear your diamonds proudly, knowing you’ve got some extra power on your side.
Diamonds Are Great For Any Occasion
These jewels are not just for special occasions. In fact, diamonds are becoming more popular as part of daily outfits for women everywhere. The elegant, sparkling beauty of diamond jewelry can be complemented with even your most casual dress. It can also elevate your formal occasion outfit to new heights. With diamonds in your collection, you’ll know that anything you put on will be absolutely striking, and that is a benefit to die for.
Diamonds Help Make Beautiful Memories
Ladies, what happens when you look down at a beautiful halo engagement ring on your finger? Are you brought back to the day he proposed? And gentlemen, how do you feel when you hear people compliment your wife on a pair of stunning diamond earrings you bought her?
Diamonds are one of the more quintessential gifts for showing people we love them, and these gifts often hold the memories of our love in each glittering facet. While that may not be a benefit you can quantify, as far as we’re concerned, it is a benefit that’s truly priceless.
Originally published at betterdiamondinitiative.org on September 23, 2016.