8 Diamond Fun Facts

Do you love diamonds as much as we do? Check out these 8 diamond fun facts!
1. Diamonds are the hardest natural substance found on earth.

2. Diamonds are the birthstone for anyone born in the month of April.
 
3. Most diamonds found in nature are incredibly old – some between one to three billion years old
4. The earliest record of man giving diamond to a woman was in 1477 when the Archduke of Austria gave a diamond to Mary of Burgundy.
5. The ancient Greeks believed that diamonds were splinters of stars fallen on earth.
6. The largest rough diamond was discovered in 1905. It is the Cullinan diamond which weighed 3,106 carats.
7. Diamond crystals are brought closer to the Earth’s surface through volcanic activity. 
 
8. Carbonado diamonds are believed to be from outer space deposited by an asteroid that hit the earth approximately 3 billion years ago.
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