Новый разделDiamonds have been known to the humanity since time immemorial. References to these precious stones had been found in ancient lores and legends, written thousands of years ago.
The first diamonds were found in India. For several millennia — until the end of the XVII century — the diamond deposits of India was the sole supplier of diamonds, through Baghdad and Egypt get in Europe.
Then, in the late XVII - early XVIII centuries were found deposits of diamonds in Brazil, and in the second half of the nineteenth century were discovered rich alluvial and primary diamond deposits in Africa.