6 Facts You Should Know About Diamonds

  • Most diamonds formed more than a billion years ago. They form about 100 miles (161 kilometers) below the earth’s surface, where the temperature and pressure are just right.

  • Diamond is the birthstone for the month of April.

  • Diamonds are the hardest natural material on earth, and rate 10.0 on the mohs hardness scale. 

  • Diamonds signify fearlessness and invincibility, and are a symbol of love.

  • Most diamonds have a yellow or brown tint. With the exception of Fancy Colours, diamonds that are truly clear and colorless are the most valuable and rare.

  • Uncut diamonds (pictured below) are called "rough." The way a diamond is cut and polished affects how it sparkles. It takes a very skilled craftsperson to cut a hearts and arrows round brilliant diamond.

June 26, 2014 by Perrine Comeille
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