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The word Diamond comes from the Greek word Adamas, which means indestructible.
It is the only gem known to man that is made of a single element, Carbon, besides graphite.
Diamond is completely made of Carbon atoms (Chemical Composition – C) crystallized in a cubic (isometric) arrangement consisting of tetrahedral bonded carbon atoms.
Transparent gems made of pure carbon, diamonds are the hardest, most enduring and most brilliant of all minerals.
Not only are they extremely rare, but they possess remarkable physical qualities that cause them to be universally treasured.
It is this unique arrangement of the carbon atoms that makes diamond look and act differently from other pure carbon minerals such as graphite.
- No two diamonds are exactly alike.
- Diamonds are the hardest substance known to man.
They register 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness and are nearly 100 times more resistant to scratching than the next hardest substance.
- Their hardness allows diamonds to be cut with precise accuracy to manage light
- The hardness allows diamonds to last forever
- While diamonds are harder than other substances, they are NOT unbreakable.
Like a piece of grained wood, a diamond struck against the grain may crack, chip, split or even shatter.
- A diamond’s beauty comes from the light that passes through it, or is reflected from it.
- A properly cut diamond is like a prism, dispersing rays of light in all direction, and in all colors of the spectrum. This is the source of its fire.
- Unlike its hardness, which only denotes resistance to scratching, toughness relates to its ability to resist breakage from falls or impacts.
- Diamonds are not affected by normal changes in temperature.
- It makes no difference if the diamond is loose or has already been set in a beautiful engagement rings.
Always be vigilant in protecting the integrity of your diamond ring.
- It was only during the 15th century when it was discovered that the only way to cut diamonds…was with other diamonds.
- Educating yourself about about diamonds will ensure you make the right choices when it comes to buying your diamond ring or even advising a friend.