DIAMOND FACTS dispel some old myths and create some new

May 1, 2014

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DIAMOND FACTS

Are you thinking of getting Married or are you just in love with Diamond Jewellery?

Some Diamond facts that dispel some old myths and create some new

  1. Did you know that even though a Diamond is known to be the hardest material mineral known to man, if you hit it with a hammer you would crush it to a powder? This so called “hardness” relates to it’s ability to scratch other materials.  
  2. Never test a diamond by scratching a glass surface it will damage the surface of the Diamond.  Even a imitation glass diamond will scratch the surface of glass.
  3. Diamonds are all over 3 billion years old, and they formed from carbon that was heated and compressed into diamond form at the depth of 100 miles below the surface of   the earth.
  4.  Diamonds were first discovered in India as far back as 800 B.C. But diamonds were not used on wedding bands or engagement rings until the 15th century
  5. The average diamond carat weight used in engagement rings is estimated at 0.37 carats.
  6.  The most popular diamond shape is the round brilliant cut. Depending on the type of shank you choose it does tend to show off the diamond very well. The round definitely scores high on overall BLING & WOW factor.
  7. The most expensive diamond engagement ring in the world is the De Beers Platinum. Weighing in at a cool 9-carats. It’s no wonder it costs around £1.2 million.
  8. The average diamond carat weight used in engagement rings is estimated at 0.37 carats.
  9.  Did you know if you shine an ultraviolet light on a real diamond it will glow in the dark for a few seconds. Some experts believe this is a good way to make sure its the real thing.
  10.  The Kimberly Process ensures conflict-driven diamonds are no longer fuelled by civil wars or conflict. In fact Less than 1% of all diamonds mined are conflict related.
  11.  The youngest diamond is 900 million years old, however scientist can grow synthetic diamonds averaging 2.5 carats in 4 days.

If you can add more facts then email them to me at helen@hswanjewellery.co.uk. You can also subscribe to my newsletter and follow the progress.

Helen