Fun Facts You Need to Know About Diamonds - Diamond Exchange Dallas | Diamond Engagement Rings Dallas
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- The word “Diamond” is derived from a Greek word “Adamas” meaning indestructible.
- About 250 tons of earth is needed to mine and produce 1 one-carat diamond.
- Diamond is considered the hardest natural material on Earth.
- Diamond crystals were formed billion years ago beneath the earth’s surface and are brought to the surface through volcanic activity.
- The rarest colored diamond on earth is the blue and red diamond.
- About 26,000 kilograms or 57,000 lb of diamonds are being mined every year.
- The value of a diamond is based on 4Cs: cut, color, clarity and carat.
- The oldest diamond on earth is said to be crystalized around 3.3 billion years ago.
- A carat of diamond weighs around .2 grams or .007 ounces.
- Diamonds are not easily melted in fire. The melting point of a diamond is 3820K and its boiling point is 5100K.
- During the cutting and polishing process, the weight of each diamond reduces to about 50% of the original.