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Diamonds are Forever

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Diamonds are Forever

~Diamonds Are Forever~ The Diamond is a solid form of the element Carbon. It has the highest hardness and thermal conductivity of ANY natural material and are used often in industrial applications like cutting & polishing. Only two impurities can contaminate it, Boron & Nitrogen causing colour defects like blue (Boron) and yellow (Nitrogen) Most Natural diamonds are incredibly old, aging between 1 billion and 3.5 billion years old! They are formed 150-250 kilometers in the Earth’s mantel. Volcanic eruptions carried them to the surface. The name diamond actually came from Ancient Greek ἀδάμας (adámas) 'Proper, unalterable, unbreakable, untamed' They are thought...

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