Top Ten Facts You Didn’t Know About Diamonds

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  1. The popularity of diamond wedding rings dates back to 1477 when the Archduke of Austria gave a diamond to Mary of Burgundy.
  2. The weight of a diamond is measured in carats; a carat is a fifth of a gram.
  3. The line ‘A Diamond is forever’ began as an advertising slogan for de Beers’s diamonds in 1948.
  4. A flawless diamond weighing at least 20 carats is called a ‘paragon’.
  5. “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” was listed as the 12th most important film song of all time
  6. The Cullinan Diamond is the largest gem-quality diamond ever found, at 3106.75 carat
  7. The largest faceted diamond in the world is the Golden Jubilee Diamond. A brown diamond weighing 545.67 carats.
  8. A diamond is made of carbon.
  9. The famous ‘heart of the ocean’ diamond from the Titanic movie is loosely based on the ‘hope diamond’, a blue diamond worth $350m.
  10. Diamonds are not the hardest material known to man. In 2005, physicists Natalia Dubrovinskaia and colleagues compressed carbon fullerene molecules and heating them at the same time to create a series of interconnected rods called Aggregated Diamond Nano rods (ADNRs or “hyperdiamond”). It’s about 11% harder than a diamond.

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