Man-made Colored Diamonds
7 December 2015 / Blog
Diamonds are almost exclusively made of carbon. When a diamond is contaminated by trace amounts of other elements, it produces some of the most breathtaking colored diamonds found in nature. For instance, trace amounts of boron give us blue diamonds, and trace amounts of nitrogen produce yellow diamonds.Under the intense heat and pressure found deep under the earth’s surface, the atoms bond in a unique octahedral way that produces the beautiful crystalline structure that we all love today.
Diamonds are not just popular for their beauty they are one of the hardest materials on earth and conduct heat so well that they are used extensively in cutting and polishing tools.