What Makes A Diamond A Diamond?

14 June 2016 / Blog

You may be wondering, what makes a diamond different from a ruby, a sapphire, an emerald or any other type of precious mineral? There are many types of gemstones in the world, of varying materials, colors and grades, but for a gem to be a diamond it must meet several very specific criteria. Two things in specific make a diamond different from all other precious and semi-precious rocks: the material it is made up of, and the arrangement of its atoms (which translates hardness). Diamonds, in their purest form, are made up entirely of carbon atoms, fused together into what are known as covalent bonds, in such a manner that they are, in fact, the hardest single-element substance known to man.

What Makes A Diamond A Diamond?

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