Are Diamonds Just For Jewelry?
20 June 2016 / Blog
We all know that diamonds make great jewelry, and great gifts. It may surprise you to know, however, that most diamonds mined are actually not used for jewelry. This is because most diamonds are naturally either far too small or too full of impurities for use as jewelry. Only one in a million diamonds weighs over a carat, and many larger diamonds are discolored by chemicals. So what are these other, less precious diamonds used for? Despite the fact that they are less beautiful than the rare, pure diamonds that we wear on our rings, these diamonds are still extremely useful because they are so hard. Diamonds are used for numerous purposes including drilling, cutting or polishing hard surfaces, constructing small, durable, transparent windows for specialized machinery, and even as heat conductors in small electronics.