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Interesting Diamond Facts and Myths

Sep 16th 2019

Whether shopping for a diamond engagement ring, diamond pendant, or diamond necklace, you can count on expert jewelers and gemologists to help you find your dream diamond jewelry. Although, it can’t hurt for you to know some interesting information and facts about these beautiful gems for yourself!

Diamonds are the hardest gemstone on Earth: Fact!

Diamonds are indeed the hardest gemstone on our planet. Diamonds are used for the delicate drills used by dentists and used to cut other materials such as steel, iron, gold, titanium, sapphires, and emeralds. Because diamonds are the hardest substance on earth, the only thing that can cut one is in fact - another diamond!

Diamonds are the hardest gemstone on Earth: Fact!

Diamonds are the hardest gemstone on Earth: Fact!

Diamonds can't chip or break easily: Myth!

While it’s true that diamonds are the hardest substance on earth, it is also true that once a diamond has been cut it can become chipped or broken. The thin edge of the cut diamond gemstone can easily crack when pressure is applied or if it is hit or bumped against another surface. Diamonds are protected by the settings that the diamond rests in on your jewelry.

Diamonds can't chip or break easily: Myth!

Diamonds can't chip or break easily: Myth!

Diamonds can cut glass: Fact!

Because diamonds are harder than glass, they can definitely cut glass. However, please don’t attempt to cut a hole in a glass window with your brand new diamond engagement ring. Diamonds may be hard, but they are also fragile and can chip if used incorrectly.

Diamonds can cut glass: Fact!

Diamonds can cut glass: Fact!

Diamonds last forever: Fact and Myth!

You may recall the phrase “diamonds are forever” when shopping for diamond jewelry. While diamonds are strong and durable, they will eventually break down - over the course of millions of years. So as far as a human lifespan is concerned, diamonds are pretty much eternal.

All Diamonds are white: Myth!

While you may believe diamonds are sparkling white, this is not the case for all diamonds! There are yellow diamonds, pink diamonds, and more based on the locations and substances in the earth where the diamonds have formed. White or clear diamonds are the most popular, but diamonds come in a variety of shades and colors.

All Diamonds are white: Myth!

All Diamonds are white: Myth!

While shopping for your next piece of diamond jewelry, whatever the occasion may be, be sure to keep these facts in mind. Diamonds are treasured for both their appeal and value so a well-chosen diamond will only increase in value over time. Our expert jewelers here at Icing On The Ring can help you choose a diamond that fits both your budget and quality needs. Diamonds are considered a symbol of eternal love and one of life’s most cherished gifts.

To learn more about diamonds and see a large selection of diamond jewelry, visit Icing On The Ring in the historic LA Jewelry District in Downtown Los Angeles. Family owned and operated, with 50 years of diamond jewelry experience.

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