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Gemstone of the week: Diamonds

March 31, 2011

The Clocks have gone back; which means one thing: Winter is over! I love this time of the year. The temperature is just about right. The sunshine without being unbearable and it warm enough to shed off my heavy winter jacket. Occasionally there will be light showers and a pleasant breeze.  Yes, spring is my favourite season of the year. The birthstone of April is Diamond. Diamond is probably the best know gemstone in the world. It has been said that “Diamonds are a girls best friend”. I don’t particularly agree with that statement.  For some strange reason,diamonds doesn’t particularly excite me, its probably just me.

Here’s five facts you may not have know about Diamonds:

  • Diamonds are the hardest naturally occurring material known to man. Some clever scientist created a synthetic material called Aggregated diamond nanorods, also known as “hyperdiamond”. It’s 11% harder than diamond.
  • The largest diamond ever discovered is an eye-watering 545 carats. Its called the Golden Jubilee, actual whereabouts of this diamond is unclear but its thought to be own by someone in Thailand
  • Natural pink diamonds like the infamous pink engagement ring Jennifer Lopes got from Ben Affleck is very rare.

  • Diamonds don’t float in water!  The sink. In ancient times before the era of mining, diamonds were gathered from the bottom of river banks. So next time you see a river, have a closer look, you never know what you might find.
  • The largest diamond in the universe is 2,500 miles wide and is located some 50 light years away in outer space. S

So it’s goodbye to the month of March and Hello to April! See ya later 🙂

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 31, 2011 6:03 pm

    Ooooh! April is my month. I had no idea it was associated with diamonds. That’s the ‘ish! 😀

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