10 facts about diamonds you might not know

The secrets behind the sparkles.

  1. If you’re born in the month of April, then your birthstone is the diamond.

  2. Only 20% of the diamonds found are suitable to use for jewellery.

  3. Under extremely high pressure, diamonds can be made from peanut butter.

  4. Most diamonds found in nature are between 1 and 3 billion years old.

  5. The word ‘diamond’ comes from the Greek ‘adamas’ meaning indestructible.

  6. A diamond loses on average 50% of it’s weight during cutting and polishing.

  7. Scientists in Mexico have made diamonds out of Tequila.

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

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

  10. 250 tonnes of earth is mined to produce a single one carat diamond.

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