Home » Minerals » Diamond

Diamond



What is Diamond?

--  A mineral composed of crystalline carbon
--  Lab-grown varieties are made by people
--  The world’s most popular gemstone
--  A "super material" with many uses
--  Superior refractive index, dispersion, luster
--  Exceptional hardness, thermal conductivity

Diamond: The Mineral
Diamond
Diamond is a gem of exceptional beauty and a mineral with many industrial uses!
Colored Diamonds
colored diamonds
Colored Diamonds are diamonds with a noticeable body color. They can sell for over $1M/carat.
Blue Diamonds
blue diamonds
Blue Diamonds are colored by a few boron atoms substituting for carbons in the diamond crystal.
Largest Diamonds
world's largest diamonds
World*s Largest Diamonds Stories of the largest rough, faceted and carbonado diamond.
Diamond Source Rocks
kimberlite by Parent Gry
Kimberlite is a variety of peridotite, an igneous rock that can be a host rock of diamond.
Green Diamonds
green diamonds
Green Diamonds - one of the rarest and most valuable diamond colors.
Facts About Diamonds
Diamond Facts
Interesting Facts About Diamonds You are a diamond expert if you know all of these!
Diamonds from Coal?
Diamonds from coal
Diamonds Do Not Form From Coal That is one of the biggest misconceptions in science.
Blood Diamonds
Blood Diamonds
Blood Diamonds are illegally traded diamonds that are often used to fund conflict.
Carbonado Diamond
carbonado diamond
Carbonado is an extremely tough variety of industrial diamond with exceptional cutting abilities.
Spectacular Diamonds
Spectacular Diamonds
Gem Diamonds discovered a 13.33-carat pink diamond at their Letseng Mine in Lesotho.
USA Diamond Mine
Crater of Diamonds Mine
You Can Be A Diamond Miner! At the Crater of Diamonds Mine you keep what you find.
Diamonds from Space?
Diamonds in Meteorites
Diamonds in Meteorites? Some meteorites contain amazing numbers of tiny diamonds.
US Diamond Mines
United States Diamonds
US Diamond Mines Will a mine in WY or CO break our gem diamond import dependence?
Yellow Diamonds
Yellow Diamonds
Yellow Diamonds are the most valuable yellow gems and the 2nd most common fancy diamond.
Herkimer Diamonds
Herkimer Diamonds
Herkimer Diamonds are doubly-terminated quartz crystals mined in New York.
Diamond Producers
Diamond Production
Diamond Production leaders include: Botswana, Russia, Angola and Canada.
Synthetic Diamonds
Synthetic Diamonds
Spectacular Diamonds that can fool experienced jewelers are now made in labs.
Huge Diamond Deposit
Popigai Diamonds
The Largest Diamond Deposit in the world could be under Popigai Crater in Russia.
Geology Tools
Geology Tools
Geology Tools - Hammers, field bags, hand lenses, maps, hardness picks, gold pans.
Brown Diamonds
Brown Diamonds
Brown Diamonds are growing in popularity and are frequently seen in fashion jewelry.
Canadian Diamonds
Canadian Diamonds
Canadian Diamond Mines produce some of the largest and highest quality gems!