What You Didn’t Know About Diamonds

What You Didn’t Know About Diamonds

1. Diamonds conduct heat 5 times faster than copper.

2. Diamonds are the hardest substance on Earth, weighing in at an approximate 10 on the Mohs scale.

3. In the purest state, diamonds are colorless.

4. Yellow and Brown colored diamonds are the most common in the world.

5. Diamonds melt at 1292 degrees fahrenheit.

6. Less than 20% of diamonds mined are considered “gem-quality” diamonds!

7.  Red and Blue diamonds are the rarest color for diamonds.

8. Tremendous pressure and temperature deep under the ocean approximately 75 and 120 miles beneath the earth’s surface is where diamonds form.

9. Diamonds date back to 500 B.C.

10. Even though diamonds form miles and miles under the Earth’s surface, they are brought above ground through volcanic activity.

11. The term “Carat” derives from Carob Mediterranean tree who’s seeds were used to weigh diamonds.

12. 1 polished diamond out of about 1,000 weighs more than a carat.

13. The Cullinan Diamond is the biggest rough diamond ever discovered. It weighed 3,106 carats, thats about 3 pounds!

14. Up until the 18th century diamonds were only mined in India.

15. In the 1840’s diamonds were discovered in america.

16. Russia produces the most diamonds per volume.

17. Botswana produces the best diamonds.

18. America buys almost 40% of the worlds diamonds!

19. Diamonds are the birthstone for April.

20. Almost 80% of diamonds are for industrial use!

21. Even though diamonds are found all the time in mines, 80% of them are not suitable for jewelry use.

22. In the 13th century France made a law that the King was the only person allowed to wear diamonds.

23. One single carat diamond can be mined from 250 tons of the Earth.

24. There is a planet in space that has a diamond core.

25. Diamonds are supposedly 3.8 billion years old.

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