More Facts On Your Favorite Type Of Mineral, Diamond

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Diamond has the highest hardness and thermal conductivity of any bulk material, but did you know about these diamond facts?


1
Most diamonds are at least 3 billion years old.

2
There are enough diamonds in existence to give everyone on the planet a cupful.

3
A burning candle creates 1.5 million tiny diamonds per second.

4
Under extreme high pressure, diamonds can be made from peanut butter.

5
Diamond is April's birthstone.

6
Diamonds were first discovered in India and then in Brazil.

7
A law in Thirteenth-century France decreed that only the King could wear diamonds.

8
80% of the world's diamonds are not suitable for jewelry.

9
Diamonds worn in ancient times were believed to promote strength, invincibility and courage.

10
To produce a single one-carat diamond, 250 tons of earth will be mined.

11
80% of diamonds go toward industrial uses.

12
The only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond.

13
Scientists have discovered a planet that they believe is composed mostly of carbon, and is one-third pure diamond.