2. They Are Formed Below Ground
This one might come as a surprise to you, but the only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond. A diamond won’t get damaged in your pursue or pocket. Unless you are deliberately trying to damange it, your not going to.
7. Diamonds Are Cultural
Some ancient cultures believe that diamonds provide you with strength and courage during trying times. It’s been said that kings used to wear diamonds on their armor during a battle. And during the Middle Ages Diamonds were thought to have healing properties.
8. The First Diamond Engagement Ring Was In 1477
In 1477, Archduke Maximillian was the first known person to use a diamond in the center of an engagement ring. The ring was gold and featured an M shaped diamond. Archduke used the ring to propose to his wife Mary of Burgundy.
In Murfreesboro, Arkansas you can search for your own diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park. It’s the eighth largest diamond-bearing crater known to man and is an excellent source of brown, white, and yellow diamonds.
12. Lab Created Diamonds Are Similar
Diamonds created in the lab display the same physical properties as the diamonds that are mined from the earth. Sometimes it’s even difficult for a professional gemologist to tell thyou difference between the two without specialized equipment.
13. Diamonds Can Be Easily Fractured
Cutting a diamond is a complex procedure. And if they are positioned right during the procedure they can easily be fractured with one blow. Though it’s hard to fracture a diamond in your jewelry collection, it can happen when splitting diamonds in two.
14. Natural Diamonds Are One In A Million
You’re probably wondering what this means. Well on average only about 1 million units of mined rock yield one part diamond. That means for every one million pounds of diamond-bearing host rock miners only expect to find about one pound of diamonds.
15. There Are Two Diamond Anniversaries Celebrated
Have you ever heard the term “diamond anniversary”? Turns out it’s a real thing! And as it turns out there isn’t just one of them, there’s two. There’s a 60th anniversary and a 75th Diamond anniversary.