Whether you like them or not, diamonds are endlessly fascinating. That can tell you any woman. If you love diamonds read these diamond facts find out more interesting informations about them.
Facts About Diamonds
- The use of diamonds in ancient times
If you ask 100 people which comes first on their mind when someone mention the word diamond, 99 will respond that they are associated to a wedding ring. The truth about the use of diamonds in ancient times is the industrial character, used for cutting, drilling, sharpening and polishing.
- The strongest substance on Earth
“Diamond is the strongest substance on Earth”-the most common sentence of goldsmiths who try to impress you with the physical properties of diamonds unless you aren’t ravished with its beauty. Unfortunately diamond isn’t the strongest mineral on Earth, which is known to man. Compressed carbon molecules which are called aggregated diamond are 11% stronger than diamond.
- Diamonds cartel “De Beers”
“De Beers” is the only company that mined diamonds, sells and distributes to the desired destination. The company operates more than 20 years since they took over all operations related to diamonds, from drilling, grinding through to distribution. But if you want to buy diamonds from “De Beers” will have to play by their rules: If you buy diamonds from them you can not buy diamonds from other companies.
- Where the name “De Beers” come from?
Name of the cartel comes from the surname of the brothers Nicholas and Diederik De Beer on whose farm was found diamond.
- Are diamonds rare?
Diamonds have been rare in the past but not now. The process of extraction of diamonds is really hard, but daily there are extracted many tons of dirty stones which later with polishing and grinding become diamonds.
- Diamond with the size of moon
In 2004 he was discovered diamond star of 10 billion trillion carats. Cosmic diamond is a chunk of crystallized carbon, and a compressed heart of an old star that once shone as the sun, but later faded and got smaller. Astronomers named this star Lucy from the song of The Beatles “Lucy in the sky with diamonds”. According to scientists, after much time, the sun will turn into the same type of star too.
- Famous diamonds
If diamonds are rare does not mean that there are no exceptions. Some of the most famous diamonds are: 45 Diamond carat of Hope (and his curse), the mystical Koh-I-Noor diamond, the largest diamond ever found, “Golden Jubilee” with 546 carats.
- The most famous ad campaign
The most famous ad campaign for diamonds arose again from the De Beers company under the name “Diamonds are forever”.
- Diamonds actually are really bad investment
Diamond business is profitable, but for buyers is a bad investment because if you buy a diamond, it’s very weak ability to sell it, due to financial reasons.
- Artificial diamonds
The idea of making artificial diamonds is not new. Since 1911 scientists have found a way to create synthetic diamonds as zircons, but the cost of synthetic diamond is not very high.