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Re: 10 billion trillion trillion-carat diamond
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2004, 07:12:33 PM »
really small diamond chips make good nail filers
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Re: 10 billion trillion trillion-carat diamond
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2004, 07:31:49 PM »
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Re: 10 billion trillion trillion-carat diamond
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2004, 06:01:50 PM »
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Wayne wrote:
What I don't understand, and perhaps I'm missing something here, is that diamonds aren't even really that rare as to justify the price.  There are much more rare rocks out there which are basically lining fish tanks world-wide.

Wayne



yep, most of the diamonds are in south africa, and a company (starts with Z i think...) buys out the rights to ALL diamond mines, and releases them slowly...



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KennyR wrote:
You can also pump out diamonds in an industrial process.

Difference is - they're all imperfect. Imperfect diamonds are common. Nothing beats a real diamond from the ground with a professional cut (so DeBeers tells us). These things are definitely rare.



umm, actually, diamonds are created by putting some special aletrope of carbon into a container, and then putting it under extreme pressure. however this is hideously slow (one nanogram of diamond per hour) or something stupid like that, so they use a catalyst: Iron

That's why industrial diamonds have little value, as they have an orange tinge... :-)
 

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Re: 10 billion trillion trillion-carat diamond
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2004, 10:55:06 PM »
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sir_inferno wrote:
That's why industrial diamonds have little value, as they have an orange tinge...


Yeah, contamination with nitrogen. Makes them look urine yellow. Not nice.