I’m pretty sure you know that diamonds are the strongest naturally occurring mineral substance found on earth. You’re not here for vanilla flavoured facts, are you? Here are 14 facts about diamonds you might actually find fascinating:
- Diamonds were first used for industrial applications due to the strength of the substance. The ancient Chinese used diamonds to polish ceremonial burial axes made from ruby in the late stone age. Today more than 80% of diamonds mined are still used for industrial purposes and not for jewellery.