Interesting Facts about Diamonds

Interesting Facts about Diamonds

Diamonds look nice, they are expensive and all women like them. Sadly, there are no many of them. We can make artificial diamonds, but they are not used as jewelry. They are used in certain industries. Everything about diamonds is interesting. Their origin, their purpose and how they were treated during the human history. 

•    Today, the main application for diamonds is engagement rings. However, in the past, the Chinese used diamonds to polish their ceremonial axes,
•    Diamonds are not the hardest substance known to man. Actually, they are the hardest natural mineral substance. But, Aggregated Diamond Nanorods is 11% harder than diamonds.
•    Scientists found a diamond in space that has the same size as our Moon.
•    When the biggest diamond was found in Africa, it was shipped to England on a boat, under heavy security. But, it was just a diversion. The actual diamond was sent by post.
•    Million tiny diamonds could be found in the flame of a candle.
•    In 2010, a Swiss jeweler made a ring completely from diamonds. It had a price of $70 million.
•    When people opened the vault of a small temple in India, they found treasure worth $40 billion. There were a lot of gold, rubies and diamonds.
•    You can make a diamond from peanut butter. Maybe it sounds funny, but it is true. All you need is an extreme pressure. 
•    The largest diamond in the world was found in 1905. It was big enough to create 2.633 engagement rings (average size).
•    Diamonds have very high density, so they can slow down the light by 50%.
•    Diamonds were created on 70-120 miles beneath the surface at temperatures of 2000º –3000º F. 

 

 

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