10 Remarkable Diamond Facts
1. The largest diamond ever mined was the Cullinan Diamond in 1905. When it was discovered, it weighed in at 3,106 carats. Eventually, the Cullinan Diamond produced over 100 different stones after its cutting.
2. Scientific data seems to show that diamond rain falls on Jupiter and Saturn. Their atmospheres hold an abundance of carbon that turns into diamond during lightning storms.
3. When diamonds form they are thousands of feet below the surface of the Earth. It is volcanic activity that starts shaking them closer and closer to us.
4. The first diamonds mined trace back to India. However, over time various hotspots began to emerge with Africa being the most recent and lucrative.
5. The word diamond evolved from the Ancient Greek “adamas,” meaning invincible.
6. Diamond is the hardest natural substance on Earth.
7. Diamond was once thought to have real medicinal properties, not dissimilar to the ones holistic medicine users believe now.
8. Scientists have discovered a planet, 55 Cancri e (a lovely name, isn’t it), that they believe may be 1/3 comprised of carbon and diamond.
9. A star, BPM 37093, is nicknamed Lucy after the Beatles’ song, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” This is because this white-dwark star contains crystalised carbon like diamonds do.
10. Archduke Maxmillian of Austria gave his fiancee, Mary of Burgundy, the first diamond engagement ring. It was a simple ring set with a series of diamonds shaped like the letter M.
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