Six Amazing Facts About Diamonds

13 March 2019 / Blog

What are Some Amazing Diamond Facts?

Here are some amazing facts about the most magnificent and precious stone on earth: the diamond:

  • 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!

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Other Cool Diamond Facts

  1. The highest record price anyone ever paid for a diamond is over $35 million.
  2. The word diamond comes from the Greek word “adamas,” which means invincible or indestructible.
  3. The tradition of giving a diamond engagement ring dates back to the year 1477 when Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy.
  4. Diamonds are tough, but they can still be burned at 290-1650 degrees Fahrenheit.

Read our entire diamond glossary here.

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