An ancient legend claims the God of Mines called his courtiers to bring together all the world’s known gems: Rubies, Sapphires, Emeralds, and others. He found them to be of all tints and colors and varying hardnesses. He took one of each and crushed them; he compounded them together, and declared, “Let this be something that will combine the beauty of all.” He spoke, and behold, the Diamond was born... pure as a dewdrop and invincible in hardness. Yet when its ray is resolved in the spectrum, it displays all the colors of the gems from which it was created.
The tale starts in India where diamonds were first discovered, at the Golkonda mines that have produced some of history's most famous gems since antiquity, a name synonymous with diamonds.
Magnificent diamonds were dispersed throughout history intertwining with the told and untold stories within them. They continue to surface to this day carrying on their journey displaying permanence in a world of constant change.
Famed diamonds from the mines of Golkonda, include the Koh-i-Noor, the Hope Diamond, Nassak Diamond and the Noor-ul-Ain among others. Majority of these stones reside in state museums and private collections, coming back to market from time to time.
Originally desired for their 'magic' than for their great beauty, diamonds were prized as talismans or protectors.
The evil eye will have no power to harm that shall wear a diamond as a charm. Anon. Roman poet, 2nd century A.D
We choose to bring forth the original attribute of diamonds, "Self Empowerment" and be present in the moment. Diamonds that manifest abundance in one’s life, as an amplifier of energies, goals and intent. They shine from within through pure brilliance, represented in the values of love, humanity and compassion. Its true meaning of it all, at the source.
Like human beings, every stone has an individual character, making them unique. All crafted through the eyes of an artisan, combining ancient history, science and philosophy into a collection of timeless pieces. Merging their unique stories with their owners, to form union with another and the world around them.
The Tribe De Golkonda provides transparency and sustainability to world of diamonds, which stands for the highest quality with respect to ethics and nature. We trade in conflict-free diamond sources that have been handled with the highest standards throughout the entire chain of custody. Ethical sourcing is at the forefront of our supply channels.