As specialists in private jewellery and jewellers block insurance, we love all things jewellery and diamonds, so here are some amazing and unusual diamond facts that may surprise you!
3. Most diamonds form about 100 miles below ground and then get carried to the earth’s surface by volcanic eruptions. Some diamonds, however, are formed in outer space. Carbonado diamonds are believed to have been deposited by an asteroid that impacted earth approximately 3 billion years ago.
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6. Diamonds are one of the most valuable and coveted substances in the world and have been for centuries. Experts believe that they were being collected and traded in India as early as the fourth century BC.
9. You can create diamonds in a lab. They possess the same chemical and physical properties as diamonds mined from the earth, often making them indistinguishable from mined diamonds. Even professional gemologists struggle to tell the difference between lab and mined diamonds without extensive testing.
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