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The world of diamonds is one shrined in mystic, chemistry and wealth, here are some details that you may not know about diamonds.
Diamonds are made up of carbon and it is the immense pressure and heat that these gems are put under that result in the triangular pyramid structure that is formed over time. Essentially diamonds and the graphite you find in pencils are made from the same substance. Graphite is 100% carbon. It is just the arrangement of the carbon atoms that differs between the two.
Due to the demand for these jewels diamond markets can be found in major cities across the globe. Antwerp for example is nicknames ‘the diamond capital of the world’ and is home to most of the rough diamonds that have been mined. New York City is where around 80% of all the world’s diamonds end up once they have been fully processed. It is from here that they are sold and resold day in day out throughout the year.
The first synthetic diamonds appeared in the market in the 1950s following on from technology that was researched and devised in the 1940s. These synthetic of lab created diamonds have been developed so much over the years and are now so sophisticated that they have chemical and physical properties that are so similar to the natural diamonds being mined that even gemologists (professionals in all things gems) struggle to tell the difference without the use of very specialist testing equipment. If the professionals can’t tell the difference, then none of us can.
For those people looking for something truly unique and precious if you are travelling to South Eastern United States and visiting the state of Arkansas you could visit Murfreesboro and search for your own diamond. The ‘Crater of Diamonds State Park’ in the region is nicknamed “The World’s only keep what you find Diamond site”. It is thought to be the eighth largest known diamond-bearing crater from volcanic activity in the world. The crater is not just home to diamonds of white, yellow and brown colours but also other precious stones such as amethysts and garnets. Of course there is a chance that you wont find anything but you will have had a good adventure trying.