The Dazzling History of Diamonds and Weapons

As symbols of power and indestructibility, iconic diamonds have a synergy with the weapons. Embedded in swords, daggers, guns, and even used as poison rings, natural diamonds have long added a mystique and luxury to the weapons of the elite. So, what are some famous (and notorious) stories of diamond-studded weapons from the near and ancient past? How did these weapons convey sovereignty and inspire awe? And did rulers really carry their epic diamond weapons into battle?
By Dr. Ursula Weekes