What are some interesting facts about diamonds

Investing in Diamonds: 10 Fascinating Facts

Investing in diamonds is a relatively new phenomenon. But with a history of billions of years, facts and stories about the origin, the discovery and worldwide fascination for diamonds are important. We summarize 10 facts here.

Fact 1

The word "diamond" comes from the Greek word "Adamas" which means "invincible and indestructible" and is the perfect name for the hardest natural substance on earth.

Fact 2

The earth is 4.5 billion years old and the oldest diamonds in existence crystallized around 3.3 billion years ago.

Fact 3

Diamonds were originally found in mines in India, Brazil, South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Namibia, and the Congo. Meanwhile, they are also being mined in Australia and Russia.

Fact 4

It is common for diamonds to be set in jewelry or used as an investment, but the majority (over 80%) of diamonds mined are used for industrial purposes.

Fact 5

To produce one carat, 250 tons of earth must be extracted. This gives us a clear assessment of the value of the precious and rare diamonds.

Fact 6

The first man to ask his mistress with a diamond ring to marry him was Archduke Maximilian of Austria, who asked the question to Mary of Burgundy with an M-shaped ring with small diamonds.

Fact 7

Diamonds are formed about 200 kilometers below the surface of the earth, then they are pushed upwards.

Fact 8

The Cullinan diamond is the largest diamond ever found, weighing 3106 carats.

Fact 9

There is evidence that trading and investing in diamonds existed as early as 400 BC. In the 1st century, a Roman naturalist declared: "Diamonds are the most valuable, not just among precious stones but of all things in the world."

Fact 10

In the Middle Ages, it was believed that diamonds had the power of healing and could cure various diseases such as fatigue or mental illness.

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Author: San Meuleman
Source: BAUNAT