When I think about Valentine’s day my mind jumps to a few specific things. Chocolate of course, because who doesn’t enjoy sweet things from hopefully someone that’s just as sweet. Wine, because it is five o’clock somewhere and everyday deserves a toast. I can’t forget about the cards, dinners, and flowers, my favorite being english roses. The joy they bring when someone has them delivered right to your front door. Lastly but surely not the least I think of diamonds and the lucky ones whose diamonds are accompanied with heartfelt proposals.
I can’t think of anything more exciting than receiving a little shiny something in a box. If you’re anything like me, a girl who loves a little sparkle, I’m sure you’d agree.This valentine’s day when you think about love why not think about diamonds as an expression of love. The plus side to that is that a beautiful diamond never goes out of style.
I must admit I am a bit of a hopeful romantic. Yes, hopeful not hopeless which is why I love valentine’s day so much. Maybe I will get to open up something extra special from a secret admirer or one of my galentines. Chocolates or flowers, either will do.
One of my favorite things to do growing up was to give out valentines at school. Diamonds may have been a little too much for me to give to a class of my peers. My excitement was in the smile I put on someone’s face when they opened their card.
Then there are the proposals! How can one think about valentine’s day and not think about the the millions, yes millions, of couples each year who decide to say I love you forever with a sparkly, bright, shiny diamond. Each proposal unique from the other. Each diamond even more beautiful because of the meaning behind it. Each love celebrating a new beautiful beginning.
Much like how diamonds play a major role in those special valentine’s day proposal stories, if you dig a little deeper your diamond may even play a bigger role in someone’s life story. Programs supported by members of the diamond industry develop and empower people living and working in diamond communities around the world. For instance, Brilliant Earth, the online jewelry and engagement ring destination, supports the Diamond Development Initiatives Mobile School Program in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In the DRC 1 in 4 children don’t have access to formal education. Through the Mobile School program, traveling teachers and portable materials are brought to mining communities for a condensed school year. These communities are in remote locations where children, particularly girls, would not otherwise have access to education. With the help of Brilliant Earth, these young girls are learning to shine bright like a diamond. What a beautiful example of love.
When you give that special someone a little red box or maybe tiffany blue remember diamonds really do last forever. For more inspiring stories of how diamonds positively impact people around the world visit DiamondsDoGood.com.