9 Interesting Facts About Diamonds

Since Diamonds are the birthstone for the month of April, so the April born, have an extra reason to get themselves a diamond this month! On this occasion, let us take a look at the 9 interesting facts about a diamond.

  1. The ancient Greeks used to believe that diamonds were actually splinters from falling stars or considered as tears of God when he cried.
  2. The Greeks also had a notion about Cupid’s arrow, according to them it was bedecked with diamonds, and that is how romance was connected with the diamond.
  3. The evolution of diamond is still unknown, but it has been revealed by scholars that Diamonds are more than three billion years old.
  4. Later, it was found out that Diamonds are buried deep as 100 miles below the ground, and they come out to the surface of the earth only due to heavy volcanic eruptions.
  5. It is said that Diamonds are 100 percent carbon and consists of a single element. But, due to the extreme heat and pressure below the earth turns the carbon atoms into this precious stone, what we call as diamonds!
  6. Diamond derived its name from the word “adamas” which actually meant indestructible or invincible.
  7. It is the hardest natural substance, and the only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond.
  8. If a diamond is placed in an oven in a temperature of “763 degrees Celsius”, the diamond will simply vanish, without even a trace of ash.
  9. According to ancient Hindus, diamonds have the capacity to protect anybody from danger and they used to infuse them in the eyes of devotional statues.