Six Amazing Facts About Diamonds

9 August 2016 / Blog

Diamonds are among the most magnificent and precious stones on earth. Here are a few astounding facts about these glamorous gems.

● The name “diamond” is derived from the greek word “adamas”, meaning indestructible and perennial.

● Eighty percent of the world’s diamonds are not even suitable for jewelry.

● Ancient Greeks believed that diamonds were fragments of stars that had fallen to earth.

● Diamonds are the single hardest natural substance found on earth.

● The U.S. purchases more than half of the world’s gem quality diamonds.

● Scientists have actually discovered a planet which orbits a star in the Milky Way that is believed to be mostly carbon and one third pure diamond!

Close up of orange round cut cremation diamond with the Heart In Diamond logo

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