Diamonds are one of the most beautiful and durable objects on Earth. They have been used as jewelry for centuries and are found in many different colors and sizes. However, did you know that diamonds can be made into liquid? We’re not talking about ice either; this is a specific type of liquid called “diamond nanoliquid”. It’s not really a liquid at all though, but an unusual phase known as amorphous carbon which behaves like a solid but has the structure of a liquid. The process by which diamonds form under high pressure deep within the earth’s crust is also very interesting: the heat created during this process melts metal ores into molten metal blobs before they cool down again into crystalline shapes when they reach deeper layers below ground level.”
Diamonds are the hardest natural substance on Earth. They can only be scratched by other diamonds, and they have been used to cut through glass and metal for centuries. In fact, it’s so hard that a diamond can actually cut through other diamonds! But how do we know this for sure? The Mohs Scale was developed in 1812 by German mineralogist Friedrich Mohs to help determine the relative hardness of minerals based on their ability to scratch one another. The scale begins with talc at 1 and ends with diamond at 10; anything above 5 is considered very hard while anything below 3 is considered soft enough to be scratched by your fingernail (which has a hardness rating of 2).
Diamonds are one of the hardest natural substances on earth. In fact, they’re so hard that they can only be scratched by another diamond or other materials that are even harder than diamonds (such as corundum). Diamonds are formed under extreme heat and pressure deep within the earth’s crust. The exact conditions needed to form them aren’t known, but it’s thought that they come from carbon atoms being compressed under high temperatures into graphite and then transformed into diamonds by additional pressure from below or above. The most expensive diamond in the world is called “The Hope Diamond”. It was discovered in India in 1642, and later owned by King Louis XIV of France who gave it to his mistress for many years until she passed it onto her granddaughter. She then donated it to the Smithsonian museum where it remains today. This beautiful stone currently sits at 45.52 carats and has been valued at over $250 million!
The most important factor in determining the price of a diamond is clarity. The higher the clarity, the more expensive your diamond will be. Clarity is graded on a scale from FL to IF (flawless to internally flawless) and then VV1 through VS2 or SI1-I1 (very very slightly included). If you see “FL” on your certificate of authenticity or GIA report, that means that your diamond is flawless! Diamonds form deep within the earth’s crust, where temperatures reach over 2000 degrees Celsius. This is because they are created by carbon atoms under extreme heat and pressure. Diamonds have been found in meteorites that have fallen to Earth, proving that diamonds can be formed outside of our planet as well as inside it. If you didn’t know any of these facts about diamonds, now is your chance to impress everyone with your knowledge!