5 Interesting Scientific Facts About Diamonds

4 August 2017 / Blog

There’s no doubt that diamonds are beautiful, but they are also interesting. Scientific fascination of diamonds is nearly as long lived as aesthetic fascination. Here are a few interesting science-based diamond facts.

  1. Diamonds are carbon in the most concentrated form.
  2. According to the most reliable scales, diamonds are the hardest natural substance in existence.
  3. The strength of diamonds is due to a strong covalent bond between carbon atoms in a rigid lattice structure.
  4. Diamonds are formed by high pressure and temperatures on a carbon source usually deep underground.
  5. Small imperfections of other elements present in diamonds can result in a beautiful range of colors like purple, blue, yellow and black.

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