There are about 7.7 billion people in the world. And the first fact about diamonds is connected with them. The mined minerals would be enough to give each of our species a very large handful of stones. Everyone, including newborns, children, women, men and the elderly. To everyone without exception. At the same time, 3.7 billion women (out of 3.8) do not own jewelry with diamonds weighing more than 1 carat (Men, this needs to be fixed!).
Diamonds to cut. Diamonds to cut.
The average age of diamonds that can be found on the shelves of jewelry stores is from 1 to 3 billion years. The oldest rock found is over 4 billion years old, only a few million years younger than the moon.
Just think, somewhere among us there is a man with a diamond, who appeared at a time when the moon was a lump of cosmic dust, and there was not even life on the planet yet.
This is what the moon looked like when the first diamonds were born. This is what the moon looked like when the first diamonds were born.
80% of all mined diamonds are not used in jewelry. I use them mainly in industrial equipment or as an investment vehicle.
Yakut diamonds are one of the most common in the world. Every third product with precious minerals is decorated with diamonds mined in Yakutia.
This is how a “quarry” for diamond mining in Yakutia looks like. This is how a “quarry” for diamond mining in Yakutia looks like.
Diamond, the hardest of minerals. It cannot be dissolved or scratched. Due to this, many legends have formed around this element, the most popular of which says that in ancient times, diamond chips were poured into the water of the offender, and he left in agony. Due to its high purity, such dust could not be seen in a transparent liquid, and strong sharp edges, when it entered the body, did their dark work.
15 tons of earth must be mined, loaded onto a conveyor, passed through a special rock crushing unit and cleaned with appropriate means to extract one diamond of 1 carat.
Only gold can be older than a diamond in jewelry stores, which, according to one version of scientists (we are talking about mined metal), was brought to our planet from space, as a result of the explosion of other stars.
5 kilograms of gold is contained in one cubic kilometer of sea or river water.