Mesmerizing, mythical, mysterious, the diamond has for centuries symbolized unparalleled beauty, power, magic, and invincibility. The ancient Greeks believed that diamonds were tears of the gods, Romans that they were splinters of fallen stars. Diamonds have been at the heart of myth and legend since their discovery. In large part because it could be destroyed by neither knife nor fire, the diamond was known in antiquity as a “stone of invincibility.” (Thus the Greek word for diamond, adamas, meaning invincible.) The Diamond, in its rarity and beauty, is a symbol of purity and innocence, of love and fidelity, and embraces strength of character, ethics, and faithfulness to oneself and others.