20 entertaining facts about "real friends of girls" - diamonds
Best friends of girls.
There are things in this world that millions of people dream of. Not the last place in this list is occupied by diamonds. These magnificent pebbles have for centuries been a symbol of well-being and a way of expressing special feelings. In our review, little-known facts about these amazing pebbles.
1. The largest diamond
Diamond star Lucy.
The largest diamond was found in the constellation Centaurus at a distance of 50 light years from Earth. The diamond star was named “Lucy” (a reference to the Beatles song “Lucy in the sky with diamonds.” The size of the “pebble” is 10 billion trillion trillion carats.
2. Diamonds in river beds
Indian fortress Golconda.
Diamonds were first discovered in river beds in the area of the ancient Indian fortress of Golconda more than 4000 years ago. After diamond production in India declined, these gemstones were found in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
3. Tequila and diamonds
A huge amount of tequila is required.
Mexican scientists said they found a way to turn tequila into diamonds. However, this process is quite complex and even the smallest diamond requires just a huge amount of tequila.
4. Diamonds are not uncommon
A collapsing star forms a giant crystal.
Diamonds are not uncommon. They are expensive solely because they enter the market in a very limited amount. Diamonds are found in large numbers even outside the borders of our planet, a collapsing star can form a giant crystal.
5. Diamonds are not visible on x-ray
X-rays are a way to determine authenticity.
Real diamonds are not visible on x-rays. This is one way to distinguish them from fake stones.
6. Diamonds from the ashes
Scientists have recently been able to create artificial diamonds from the ashes of dead cremated animals. This process has been called LifeGem.
7. Peanut Butter
High pressure and temperature.
Real diamonds can even be made from peanut butter. However, their creation requires sophisticated scientific equipment (since high pressure and very high temperature are needed).
8. Rain of diamonds
Rain of diamonds.
On Jupiter and Saturn, it sometimes rains from diamonds.
9. Diamonds and coal
Diamonds and coal are made up of the same element: carbon. Moreover, they have various crystalline structures.
10. A cup of diamonds
The diamond mining industry is under strict control.
Now there are enough diamonds so that each person can fill them in a full cup. But the diamond industry is under very strict control.
11. Age from 1 to 3 billion years
Diamonds formed at a temperature of 900-1300 degrees Celsius.
Most diamonds in nature are between one and three billion years old. They formed billions of years ago in the depths of the Earth at a temperature of 900-1300 degrees Celsius.
12. Scratch a diamond - only a diamond can
Diamonds are a very solid natural substance.
Diamonds are a very solid natural substance. The only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond.
13. Hindus put diamonds in their eyes
A diamond can protect the wearer from danger.
Ancient Indians inserted diamonds in the eyes of religious statues, and also believed that a diamond could protect its owner from danger.
14. 80% of the world's diamonds are not suitable for jewelry
Diamonds are used for industrial purposes.
80% of the world's diamonds are not suitable for jewelry. They are used for industrial purposes or discarded.
15. Artificial diamonds
Artificial diamonds are completely identical to natural ones.
Artificial diamonds created in laboratories have identical chemical structure and physical properties, like diamonds mined from the earth. Even specialists cannot distinguish between them without special equipment and rigorous testing.
16. Diamond jewelry has always been a gift for men
The sign of gaining strength, invincibility and courage.
Diamonds were worn in ancient times as amulets for gaining strength, invincibility and courage. Diamond jewelry has always been a wonderful gift for both men and women.
17. Botswana, Russia, Canada
The main buyer of quality diamonds is the United States.
Three leading diamond producers in the world: Botswana (24 million carats), Russia (17.8 million carats) and Canada (10.9 million carats). The main buyer of quality diamonds is the United States (40%).
18. Brown, blue, green, orange, red, pink, black ...
The color of the diamond is usually pale yellow.
The color of the diamond is usually pale yellow or colorless, but brown, blue, green, orange, red, pink and black diamonds are also found.
Invincible or indestructible.
The word diamond comes from the Greek word adamas, which means invincible or indestructible.
20. The process of cutting
On average, 250 tons of land are sifted to find one carat of diamonds. A thorough cutting process is also needed to turn a diamond into a diamond.
It remains to be noted that diamonds are on the list. 10 insanely expensive things that not all wealthy can afford .