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Diamond Facts:
Diamond Fact: The largest rough diamond ever found in the world is the Cullinan Diamond from South Africa: 3,106 carats.

Diamond Fact: The typical brilliant-cut diamond has 58 facets; 33 on the crown (top) and 25 on the pavilion (bottom).

Diamond Fact: Diamonds are the hardest substance on earth, but because they have grain, they can be chipped if struck.

Diamond Fact: 80% of the world's diamonds are not suitable for jewelry.

Diamond Fact: Most diamonds found in nature are 1 million to 3 million years old.

Diamond Fact: Diamonds are created deep within the earth, 75 miles or deeper. They are carried to the surface by kimberlite pipes which form in certain types of volcanoes.

Diamond Fact: A rough diamond will lose 40% - 70% of its weight in the cutting process.

Diamond Fact: Only a diamond cuts another diamond.

Diamond Fact: The Greek root word for diamond means unconquerable.


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