Adamas : A temple to the diamond

As you enter the Adamas showroom, a thousand stars seem to shine, filling your eyes with wonder. We are in a temple to the diamond, the gemstone of the gods and the mighty, which brings courage and good luck and is a symbol of purity and invincibility. No surprise, then, that Adamas is the Ancient Greek word for diamond! Known for its hardness, since ancient times they have been synonymous with indomitable courage.

The love affair between the Denton family, the owners of Adamas, and diamonds began in the mid-19th century in Belgium, continued in the 1920s in South Africa and reached Mauritius in 1970, the date when the first big diamond cutting factory was established here. Today the person who reigns over this Olympus is Sebastian Denton, the son of Stephen Denton who opened the first shop in 1987.

The history of their long involvement in the diamond business and everything about this fascinating universe, from cutting to polishing the precious stones, is recounted in the Diamond Museum in Floreal, next to the shop. From round to oval or cushion, from the pear shape to the heart, the emerald, the princess and the marquise, you can find out all there is to know about the different ways of cutting a diamond and the degree of purity of a stone.

Then all that’s left is for you to choose the diamond of your dreams―white, black, cognac or pink – in a rivière or solitaire setting. And if by chance you don’t find what you are looking for, you can always have a piece of bespoke jewellery made in one of the four shops. For happiness, certified Made in Adamas, is as eternal as a diamond is unbeatable!

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