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The Cuban leader Fidel Castro, a revolutionary Che Gevara, politicians Winston Churchill and Bill Clinton, writers Somerset Maugham and Mark Twain, the actor and the political figure Arnold  Schwarzenegger – these names are well-known and these figures are best known to the world for their political, social, literary and other achievements. Moreover, the abovementioned people highly esteem cigar smoking and, thus, they come as people who own the greatest number of tools and accessories so requisite for this leisurely process and among others there are cigar lighters.


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Diamonds - the Magic of Stones

Sunday, 07 June 2009

diamonds In the opinion of our forefathers the precious stones were powerful enough to keep off evil angels, ghosts, letting alone the ability to heal psychic diseases. In ancient time these stones strengthened the will of worriers and supported the owners in tight spot. As the old times traditions say, diamonds in every corner of the housing protected from thunder and lightning. Diamonds were considered to own magic to bring luck, and on the top of it, some stones shined in the darkness causing mystic horror and admiration.

The Indians held the opinion that human spirits live in diamonds. The Greeks found them as God's tears while earliest philosophers deemed that stones are ‘women' and ‘men' alike and that they could even procreate. Sometimes the gem was called conciliation stone for it could bring a couple together. And the interesting fact, this stone could cope with the human evil to lie.

The nobles had diamonds on them to protect themselves from poisoning. That time diamantine was found to be one of the popular poisons. The history says that the Turkish sultan Bayazet was poisoned by his son who sneaked and put the poisoning powder into the food. Catherine de Médicis is the legendary person with the habit to deal shortly with her enemies. In 1532 Clemens VII suddenly passed away when doctors feed him with diamond powder, while the famous sculptor Benvenuto Cellini described how enemies wanted to poison him the same way. The gossips of poisoning ability of diamonds were likely created to protect diamonds from steal. Diamonds throughout the History

India was the biggest country to supply diamond to the world market.  In XVIII stones were mined in Brazil and later precious deposits were discovered in South Africa. And only in 1954 in Siberia they discovered beds of diamonds in enormous value. However diamond production is actively limited (and concern de Beers, the reputed monopolist at the market of diamond) to keep the cost.

Previously precious stones were used as charms but not as jewels (as rings sometimes), therefore they were not processed. The crown of the Hungary King was likely happened to be the first precious jewel of 1074. Yet, 400 years after diamond production was initiated in Europe.

In XVI century the romantic British young men scratched with diamonds love words and proposals to their beloved on the walls of their houses. Thus, this kinds of jewels was called ‘scratch rings'.

Antwerp was the biggest world place to process diamonds, though after being attacked by the Spanish in 1585 году, Amsterdam took in hand mining of diamonds. The Netherlands was famous for its tolerance while many diamond masters believed in Judaism.

The British made London the second place in the world to process this precious stone after India was conquered. At present masters of Belgium, India, Israel, South Africa and USA are really worth mentioning as qualified jewelers.

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