Diamonds

Album: WildHorse (2016)
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Songfacts®:

  • RaeLynn praises here the power of a diamond ring when it's "on the right left hand." The song was inspired by the singer's engagement to Josh Davis, whom she wed in February 2016.

    "The day after I got engaged, I was looking at my engagement ring and how beautiful it was," she recalled to wedding website The Knot. "And all I could think about was how much Josh meant to me — and that this ring would just be a ring without him. What makes it so special is it sealed a promise to the man I love for the rest of my life."
  • Here are some diamond fun facts from The Encyclopedia of Trivia.

    Diamonds were first discovered in the riverbeds of the Golconda region of India over 4,000 years ago.

    During the Middle Ages, only men wore diamonds, as a symbol of their courage and virility. Anne of Burgundy was the first woman to receive a diamond engagement ring. It was given to her by Maximilian I of Germany in 1477.

    Scientists only realized that diamonds are the crystallized form of carbon in 1772 when Antoine Lavoisier made the discovery.

    The South-African based De Beers Consolidated Mines launched a campaign in 1939 to promote further the tradition of diamond engagement rings. The N.W. Ayer agency of Chicago came with the line "A diamond is forever".

    It rains diamonds on Saturn and Jupiter.

    The diamond is the only gemstone composed of just one chemical element, carbon. Although crystal-clear, it is black when reduced to dust.

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