“Diamond is forever”…Oh no…Its NOT…

A diamond will break if you hit it with hammer!!

“A diamond is the hardest natural substance on earth, but if it is placed in an oven and the temperature is raised to about 763 degrees Celsius (1405 degrees Fahrenheit), it will simply vanish, without even ash remaining. Only a little carbon dioxide will have been released.

Diamonds are formed over a period of a billion or more years deep within earth’s crust – about 150km (90 miles) deep – and is pushed to the surface by volcanoes. Most diamonds are found in volcanic rock, called Kimberlite, or in the sea after having been carried away by rivers when they were pushed to the surface.

A diamond is 58 140 times harder than the next hardest mineral on earth, corundum, from which rubies and sapphires are formed. It was only during the 15th century that it was discovered that the only way to cut diamonds was with other diamonds. Yet, diamonds are brittle. If you hit one hard with a hammer, it will shatter.”

 

Thank God I didn’t buy that 9.3 million dollar necklace,we booked last week!!!! Sorry if you already bought one!

 

 

Pic courtesy:Diamondsonline.co.za

Content courtesy:Didyouknow.cd

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  1. I know this might be a little obvious, but have you checked these out on eBay? You nearly always get a bargain there…

  2. Excellent!

    • Milind Kher
    • September 7th, 2008

    @Nimmy,

    A small correction to the information above. Diamonds are 140 times harder than corundum, not 58 times.

    Also, whenever you want to check out diamond prices, check out rapaport. That is the most authentic reference point.

    Go for diamonds. They are a girl’s best friend 🙂

    • Nimmy
    • September 7th, 2008

    @Milind,Thank you so much for the correction:-)

    Lol..I was just kidding,My ourse is not big enough to hold as much money as reqd for a diamond..Moreover,Im not so crazy about it..

    Thank you again for the correction..

  3. My friend on Facebook shared this link with me and I’m not dissapointed at all that I came here.

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