10 facts about the diamond

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10 facts about the diamond

Diamonds are not only a symbol of luxury and eternal love, but also fascinating precious stones with a rich history and fascinating properties. Here are 10 fun facts about diamonds that you might not know yet:

1. Diamonds are the hardest materials that occur in nature

Diamonds are not only beautiful, but also extremely hard. With a hardness of 10 on the Mohs scale, they are harder than any other natural substance. This makes diamonds ideal for industrial applications such as grinding, drilling and cutting.

2. Diamonds in underground volcanoes

Diamonds are often associated with deep underground mines, but they are also found in diatremes, pipes that are created by volcanic eruptions. These eruptions bring diamonds to the earth's surface.


3. The largest diamond

The biggest diamond ever discovered is the Cullinan diamond. He weighed more than 3,100 carat (about 1.37 pounds) before he was sharpened.

4. The rare red diamond

The most rare color for diamonds is red. Less than 20 real red diamonds have ever been discovered, which makes them extremely expensive.

5. The Koh-I-Noor Diamant

The Koh-I-Noor Diamant, one of the most famous diamonds in the world, is estimated to be more than 5,000 years old and has an eventful history of royal property.

6. Diamonds in the room

In 2004, scientists discovered a white dwarf player named BPM 37093, also called "Lucy", which is estimated to be a massive diamond that is as big as the earth!


7. Diamond ring at engagement

The fame of diamonds in marriage proposals can be partly attributed to the marketing efforts of diamond companies, in particular the Beers. In the 1930s De Beers launched the famous campaign with the slogan "A Diamond is Forever" (a diamond is forever), who emphasized and suggested the emotional value of diamonds that love, like a diamond, is eternal.

8. Rare black diamonds

Black diamonds, also called carbon adolescents, owe their black color to numerous inclusions and irregularities in their crystal structure, making them opaque.

9. Diamonds as a symbol for strength

Diamonds are often associated with power and wealth. In the Middle Ages, diamonds were used as talismans to offer protection and strength to kings and warriors on the battlefield.

10. The magic of blue diamonds

Blue diamonds are rare and are often associated with royal splendor. The famous blue Hope diamond and the Heart of the Ocean from the film "Titanic" are some examples of these enchanting stones.