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Diamonds: Crystals of pure carbon. Legendary for being the hardest known material, and prized as the ultimate jewellery treasure. Diamond is a gem of beauty which shatters light into brilliant colours, but is also seen on the active tip of industrial cutting machines for cutting through that which is not easily cut!

Diamond is made of the same atoms as soot, pencil-lead, and the carbon which organic life is based on. Alchemists dreamed of turning base metals into gold, but had the problem that these were fundamentally different atomically. Oddly, base carbon and priceless diamond are the same atomically, so they'd have been in with a better chance! See How to make diamond

As well as being very hard, diamond is a good conductor of heat, and also has a high refractive index (2.4). The carbon atoms in diamond are arranged in a tight tetrahedral crystal matrix which is very strong, but transparent to light.

Also see Platinum-Diamond connection

Plus, here are a few international DIAMOND contact...


Antwerp World Diamond Centre


Leo Diamond at Ernest Jones

My Diamonds

Abazias Diamonds

Platinum Diamonds

Hot Diamonds

Diamonds International

Diamond Jewellery

Union Diamond

Diamond Manufacturers

Sea Of Diamonds

Diva Diamonds

Diamond Harmony

My Jewelry Box

Ultra Diamonds

Diamonds USA

Endless Diamond Embrace

Lili Diamonds
Exporter and manufacturer of Diamonds with specialization in Diamond cutting, Polishing of branded Diamonds like Princess, Emerald, Square Emerald, Square Radiant, Sightholder, etc.

Diamond Sphinx
"DiamondSphinx.com offers certified loose diamonds directly from our own production in 30% and more below wholesale prices".

Diamonds Are...


The Nature of Diamonds - was www.amnh.org/exhibitions/diamonds/

Purely Diamonds

Hatton Garden Online

Jewelry Days

Diamond Lounge - actually it's luxury online dating

MK (industrial) Diamond

Wholesale Diamonds Inc. - was http://www.diamonds-diamond.net

Diamond Jewellery UK

Dazzling Diamond at TFK - was http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/magazines/story/0,6277,92338,00.html

A Diamond is Forever.com

A flawless diamond is known as a paragon

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Also see Swarovski Crystal, which isn't diamond, but is quite attractive.