Hello all fantastic people around the world! I am so grateful for sharing this blog with all of you!!
Today I got to think about something that is so strong that it is almost as strong as love it self. I got to look at my wife’s beautiful wedding ring and got to think about all the amazing things diamonds to for us all around this amazing planet!
I wonder what our life would be without diamonds? There would not be the ability to dig deep down into the earth and find precious metals, gases and liquids. We would not have been able to get so far ahead in technology.
They are so beautiful and full of energy. They are hard and can be used to cut anything around us no matter what it is.
So why should we be grateful for Diamonds?
- It is the worlds most solid metal.
- It comes in any color.
- It is the most well known mineral.
- It looks great on you.
- It is a symbol of love.
- It cuts through anything.
- It is a mineral.
- It is great to send electricity through.
- It is rare.
- It makes tools.
- It was created by our earth.
- When the sun shines on it it reflects all the beautiful colors from the rays.
- They are beautiful.
- They are expensive.
- They tells someone that you will love them forever.
- They are sharp.
- They help you drill holes.
- They are un-scratchable.
- They are unique.
- They are red.
- They are yellow.
- They are a creation of the universe it self.
Want to learn more about why diamonds are so amazing here is a little why:
The slightly misshapen octahedral shape of this rough diamond crystal in matrix is typical of the mineral. Its lustrous faces also indicate that this crystal is from a primary deposit.
|Molar mass||12.01 g·mol-1|
|Color||Typically yellow, brown or gray to colorless. Less often blue, green, black, translucent white, pink, violet, orange, purple and red.|
|Crystal system||Isometric-Hexoctahedral (Cubic)|
|Cleavage||111 (perfect in four directions)|
|Diaphaneity||Transparent to subtransparent to translucent|
|Refractive index||2.418 (at 500 nm)|
|Melting point||Pressure dependent|
In mineralogy, diamond (from the ancient Greek αδάμας – adámas “unbreakable”) is an allotrope of carbon, where the carbon atoms are arranged in a variation of the face-centered cubic crystal structure called a diamond lattice. Diamond is less stable than graphite, but the conversion rate from diamond to graphite is negligible at ambient conditions. Diamond is renowned as a material with superlative physical qualities, most of which originate from the strong covalent bonding between its atoms. In particular, diamond has the highesthardness and thermal conductivity of any bulk material. Those properties determine the major industrial application of diamond in cutting and polishing tools.
Diamond has remarkable optical characteristics. Because of its extremely rigid lattice, it can be contaminated by very few types of impurities, such as boron and nitrogen. Combined with wide transparency, this results in the clear, colorless appearance of most natural diamonds. Small amounts of defects or impurities (about one per million of lattice atoms) color diamond blue (boron), yellow (nitrogen), brown (lattice defects), green (radiation exposure), purple, pink, orange or red. Diamond also has relatively high optical dispersion(ability to disperse light of different colors), which results in its characteristic luster. Excellent optical and mechanical properties, combined with efficient marketing, make diamond the most populargemstone.
Most natural diamonds are formed at high-pressure high-temperature conditions existing at depths of 140 to 190 kilometers (87 to 120 mi) in the Earth mantle. Carbon-containing minerals provide the carbon source, and the growth occurs over periods from 1 billion to 3.3 billion years (25% to 75% of the age of the Earth). Diamonds are brought close to the Earth surface through deep volcanic eruptions by amagma, which cools into igneous rocks known as kimberlites andlamproites. Diamonds can also be produced synthetically in a high-pressure high-temperature process which approximately simulates the conditions in the Earth mantle. An alternative, and completely different growth technique is chemical vapor deposition (CVD). Several non-diamond materials, which include cubic zirconia andsilicon carbide and are often called diamond simulants, resemble diamond in appearance and many properties. Special gemologicaltechniques have been developed to distinguish natural and synthetic diamonds and diamond simulants.
Treat diamonds for their uniqueness!
Diamonds are so unique that there are very few people who are lucky enough to have them in their possession. So be truly grateful for that you might have one or more of them. If you don’t wear your Diamonds with gratitude I think you should give them to someone who would really appreciate them with their whole heart and treat them with the ultimate respect of having them in their possession.
So if you want to give someone a diamond think about how grateful you are for being able to get one for them and how much you love that person. And Without our diamonds we have today we would not see all the minerals and unique metals, gases and liquids that keeps us alive and thriving on our planet.
“Better to be a strong man with a weak point, than to be a weak man without a strong point. A diamond with a flaw is more valuable that a brick without a flaw.” -William J. H. Boetcker
John Thore Stub Sneisen(c)