What do you know about Diamond?

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These expensive rocks could be very interesting. Here are 10 facts about the precious shiny diamonds that make many women and rappers go crazy.


1
Diamond crystals are brought closer to the earth's surface through volcanic activity.

2
In their pure state, diamonds are colorless.

3
Blue and red are the rarest colored diamonds.

4
Yellow and brown are the most common colored diamonds.

5
Only one polished diamond out of a thousand weighs more than one carat.

6
The largest rough diamond, discovered in 1905, is the Cullinan diamond, weighing in at 3,106 carats (2.8 pounds).

7
Until the 18th century, the only diamond mines were in India.

8
As early as 1725, diamonds were discovered in South America. The discovery occurred in Minas Gerais, Brazil, just as the production in India was dwindling.

9
Russia produces the most diamonds by volume.

10
America buys more than 40 percent of the world's gem quality diamonds - making it the world's largest diamond market.