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12 Random Facts About Diamonds

You may already know that Diamonds are a girl's best friend, but did you know these facts?

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The first ever diamonds were found in India 4,000 years ago

Yep, they're THAT old.

The biggest diamond ever found in the world is Cullinan diamond from South Africa, at a whopping 3,106 carats

Erm, gimme?!

The word diamond comes from the Greek word “adamas,” which means invincible or indestructible.

Who knew they were such tough cookies?

The melting point of a diamond is 3547' C/6420' F

Hot, hot!

Most diamonds that have been found are up to 3 billion years old

Well, we can no longer moan about our age.

Diamonds are the birthstone for the month of April

You April babies are no fools...

The highest price ever paid for a diamond was for the 59.6 carat flawless pink diamond called the ‘pink star’, it was auctioned for £64million

Anyone got a few million lying around, pretty please?

Diamonds are made of a single element, they’re nearly 100% carbon. Under the immense heat and pressure below the earth’s surface, the carbon atoms bond in a unique way which makes the diamonds beautiful and give them a rare crystalline structure

Probably the best natural creation ever made, right?

The first known recording of a man giving a woman a diamond ring was in 1477, when the Archduke Maximillian of Austria gave Mary of Burgundy a gold ring featuring an M spelled out in diamonds

Awww, what a cutie! We thank you Maximillian.

Diamonds are the hardest natural substance found on Earth

They'll never let us down, that's for sure.

80% of diamonds mined are not a suitable quality to be used for jewellery and are instead used for industrial purposes

Instead, they're used for machinery such as cutting discs and power drills. Say what!?

The average price of a diamond ring is £1,329. Gone are the myths that you should spend three months salary on an engagement ring!

We won't be telling our male friends that though...

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