What material is a diamond made of?
Diamond is a solid form of carbon with its atoms arranged in a crystal structure because of billions of years of pressure and heat, they are then thrown outside when there's an eruption of magma (lava) from the depths of the earth.
How long does it take a diamond to form?
It takes billions of years of heat and pressure...
Between 1 and 3 billion years
Between 10 and 20 million years
Between 10,000 and 20,000 years
Between 500 and 5,000 years
True or False: A diamond cannot chip or break
Diamonds do chip and break. They are hard but brittle
If you burn a diamond hot enough, it will...
The diamond will start combining with the oxygen and eventually vaporizes
What two forces, other than time, are required to make a diamond?
These forces change the carbon to a crystalline form
Applied force and friction
How much does One Carat (1.00ct) weigh in grams/ounces?
A 50 carat diamond should weigh about 10 grams, or about a third of an ounce.
Who said: “I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back"?
Which of these diamonds would usually cost the most?
Although some colors are very rare, the colors come from imperfections of materials, so a clear diamond is the most pure and will cost more.
In James Cameron's movie Titanic from 1997, what is the name of the fictional blue diamond held by the old woman?
If you hit a diamond hard with a hammer, what will happen?
Diamonds are hard but brittle. You can definitely shatter one, so don't try it!
There will be a dent in the hammer
Nothing. The hammer will just bounce back
Which of these countries is among the biggest producers of diamonds?
Australia, Russia, Botswana and Zaire are the largest producers.
When appraising a diamond, there are the 'Four Cs': Color, Carat, Clarity and...
A Diamond in the Rough
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