Diamonds and Data?
13 February 2019 / Blog
What are Some DIamond Facts?
Diamonds aren’t indestructible, the us produces no diamonds for commercial use and diamonds rain down on jupiter and saturn.
There is an exciting future ahead for both diamonds and technology alike: new research suggests that the gemstones could be capable of storing an incredible amount of information. A small, thin diamond could be capable of holding roughly 500GB — roughly 10 times the capability of a standard DVD. For a gem that is already famed for its incredible hardness, conductivity, and beauty, this is just another amazing fact about their usefulness in life.
More Fun Things to Know about Diamonds
- Diamonds aren’t indestructible; in fact, they can be burned. A diamond must be heated to between 1290-1650 degrees Fahrenheit. House fires and jewelers’ torches can sometimes reach this temperature.
- The US produces virtually no diamonds for commercial use. However, the nation buys more than more than 40 percent of the world’s gem quality diamonds – making it the world’s largest diamond market.
- Diamonds rain down on Jupiter and Saturn. The chemical makeup of these planets’ atmosphere (particularly the upper part) enables graphite to turn into diamonds.