Everything You Need to Know about Diamonds

Diamonds are beautiful and complex. They are also expensive. If you happen to have some of these beauties, you can get a pretty penny for them. Most pawn shops will pay cash for diamonds. Let’s take a second to learn a little about diamonds.


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Diamonds are made up of only carbon. This may not seem like anything special at first. However, this crystalline carbon structure makes them one of the hardest substances on Earth. This is why diamonds are often used in tools such as diamond-tipped saws. In fact, the word “diamond” comes from the Greek word “Ad├ímas” which means “unconquerable” or “invincible”. This makes sense once you realize the circumstance under which they are formed. Diamonds form around 150 kilometers below the surface under extreme heat and pressure. Volcanoes (known as Kimberlites) then shoot the diamonds out to the surface. These deposits are incredibly rare and may take around ten years to locate. These diamonds also have to be graded, and it must be determined if that deposit has enough diamonds to be economically viable to mine.

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