Holy Land Diamond
The first Holy Land Diamond was found by Shefa in Israel in the beginning of the new millennium (2000). High gem-quality Diamonds originated from the Holy Land are VERY-VERY RARE. As of today, less than 100 Carats where discovered.
Diamond is a solid form of the element carbon with its atoms arranged in a crystal structure called diamond cubic. Diamond has the highest hardness and thermal conductivity of any natural material.
Most natural diamonds were formed at depths between 150 and 250 kilometres (93 and 155 mi) in the Earth’s mantle, although a few have come from as deep as 800 kilometres (500 mi), they were carried to the surface in volcanic eruptions and deposited in igneous rocks known as kimberlites and lamproites.
Most diamonds traded in the world, originate from Central and Southern Africa, although significant sources of the mineral have been discovered also in Canada, India, Russia, Brazil, and Australia.
The word “diamond” first appeared in the Holy Bible, in Exodus (28:18): “And the second column, sapphire sapphire, and diamond”. Referring to the breastplate of the priesthood, worn by the high priest, set with precious gems, and a diamond.
For centuries, there has been a special connection between the Jewish people and the world of the diamond trade. Diamonds are first mentioned in the Bible, and over the thousands of years since then, Jews from all over the world have developed their expertise in the field. As a continuation of the connection between the Jewish people and the diamond field, after the establishment of the State of Israel, the local diamond polishing and trade industry soon became one of the important centers in the global industry.
Were there diamonds in the Holy Land of Israel as early as the Bible period? For years science has not accepted this belief. Shefa in Israel has proven otherwise.