Diamonds, one of the most precious things on earth. If you haven’t worn one yet, you must have seen one or at least heard about diamonds, right? But have you ever wondered how humans got to know about diamonds? Or how humans get the first diamond? Where was the world’s first diamond found? Well, we got you the answer. Read to know.
So to know the answer about how humans got the first diamond in their hands, we have to travel down to history books of ancient India history. It is being said that the earliest diamonds were found in India in the 4th century BC. However, the youngest of these deposits of earliest diamonds are claimed to be formed 900 million years ago.
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A majority of these early diamonds are said to be transported along the network of trade routes that connected India and China, commonly known as the Silk Road. When discovered, diamonds were valued because of their strength and for their ability to refract light and engrave metal.
Interestingly, until the 18th century, India was thought to be the only source of diamonds in the world. But when the Indian diamond mines were depleted, the quest for alternate sources started, then only the world got to know that there are some alternate other sources of diamonds apart from India. In 1725, a small deposit was found in Brazil, however, the amount was not enough to meet world demands.
Now it is not known whether the world’s demand for diamonds will be fulfilled or not, but one thing that we know is that where was the world’s first diamond found…