Formed deep within the Earth's mantle, diamonds are difficult to find. But it's not just their rarity that makes them so valuable - diamonds have some surprising industrial applications too.
- Formed deep within the Earth's mantle, diamonds are difficult to find.
- The quality of diamond is measured by the four Cs: carat, cut, color and clarity.
- Diamond is the hardest compound known to man.
- 80% of mined diamonds are used in industry.
Diamonds are not simply beautiful... this precious stone is the hardest compound known to man.
Its name is derived from the Greek 'adamas' – meaning unbreakable.
Natural diamonds are formed from carbon atoms, in conditions of very high temperature and pressure, deep within the Earth's mantle.
This process lasts over one billion ...
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