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Facts about Diamonds

1. The term “diamond” comes from the Greek word “Adamas”, which means invincible or indestructible.

2. Since the diamonds are pretty hard, the only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond.

3. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that diamonds came from the tears of the gods

4. Most diamonds have ages between 1 billion and 3.5 billion years. Furthermore, the youngest diamond is around 900 million years old.

5. Diamonds form about 160 km below ground. With this in mind, the diamonds and have been carried to the earth’s surface by deep volcanic eruptions.

6. Diamonds are formed through extreme heat and pressure.

7. Most common way diamonds are formed is through volcano pipe eruptions shooting upward from the mantle.

8. India is the only source of diamonds during ancient times. This is why India was the world’s leading source of diamonds, from ancient times until the year 1726. 

9.  Russia, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Australia, Canada, Zimbabwe, Angola, South Africa, and Lesotho are the leading countries that produce diamonds.

10. Not all diamonds are colorless.

11. Rare diamonds come in different shades of red, green, orange, yellow, brown, black, pink and blue.

12. Diamonds can lose up to 50% of its weight in the process of polishing and cutting.

13. Lab-grown diamonds are considered by some sources a real diamond.

14. Around 250 tons of the earth’s land is mined just to produced 1 carat of diamond.

15.Scientists spotted that there are white dwarf stars that contain diamonds.

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