Facts about Diamonds

Facts about Diamonds

Are you fascinated with diamonds? Then you must definitely check out the most mysterious facts about diamonds.

Almost everyone loves any jewellery studded with Diamonds. But do you know everything about the diamonds you wear? Below are some of the interesting facts about diamond and I am sure you will be amazed to read these

Here are some interesting facts about diamonds:

  1. The largest diamond ever found was the Cullinan at 3106 carats.
  2. Diamonds are valued according to their cut, color, carat and clarity.
  3. Russiaholds what is believed to be the world’s largest and richest diamond resources. 
  4. World’s best diamonds are found in Russia, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Australia and Canada.
  5. Less than 20% of diamonds mined are considered gem-quality and can be used in jewellery.
  6. Diamonds are the very hardest natural substance. The only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond.
  7. Diamonds are the very hardest natural substance. The only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond.
  8. The world's largest blue diamond, an extremely rare gem known as "The Oppenheimer Blue", sold for $57.5 million at Christie's Geneva May 18, 2016, making it the most expensive diamond ever sold at auction.                       
  9. Diamondsused as an Abrasive. Because diamonds are very hard they are often used as an abrasive. Most industrial diamonds are used for these purposes.
  10. Diamonds are special. Each stone's complex characteristics cannot be duplicated, and no two diamonds can ever be the same. Each stone, like its owner, is endowed with a personality and character uniquely its own.
  11. Ancient cultures believed that the third finger on the left hand, had a special vein called Vena Amoris, the vein of “love,” this vein runs directly to the heart.
  1. Countries such as England, United States, France, and Canada traditionally wear the engagement ring on the left hand. Whereas Germany, Russia and India wear the ring on the right hand.
  2. The average diamond carat weight used in engagement rings is estimated at 0.37 carats.
  3. The most expensive diamond engagement ring in the world is the De Beers Platinum. Weighing in at cool 9-carats. It’s no wonder it costs around £1.2 million.
  1. Did you know if you shine an ultraviolet light on a real diamond it will glow in the dark for a few seconds. Some experts believe this is a good way to make sure it’s the real thing.
  2. Although Valentine’s Day is one of the most important days of the year for buying jewelry, December is in fact the most popular time of the year to get engaged and most of the diamond jewelry is purchased.
  3. D-to-Z color diamondsare the most widely used in jewelry, but diamonds come in all colors of the rainbow. For natural colored diamonds, blue, green, orange and red are the rarest; yellow and brown are the most common.
  4. It is estimated that less than one percent of women will ever wear a diamond of one carat or more.


We are sure you would definitely astonish to read these facts.