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☹Gemstone Diamond☹

Diamond, the most famed and fabled of all gemstones, is very unique in many ways. Renowned for being the hardest substance on earth, its sparkling fire, durability, and rarity make Diamond the most prized of all gems. No gemstone contains as much allure and interest as does Diamond.
Most Diamonds used as gemstones are colorless or very faintly colored. However, colored Diamonds, known as "fancies", can be extremely rare and valuable, and the most valuable gemstones ever known have been fancy Diamonds. In fact, fancy Diamonds are the most valuable substances known to man, with vivid colored Diamonds historically being sold for more than a million dollars per carat!
Chemical FormulaC
ColorColorless, Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Pink, Purple, Gray, Black
Hardness10
Crystal System Isometric
Refractive Index2.417 - 2.419
SG3.1 - 3.5
Transparency Transparentto opaque
Double RefractionNone
Luster Adamantine
Cleavage1, all sides - octahedral. DodecahedralDiamonds and Borts exhibit poor cleavage or no cleavage at all.
Mineral Class Diamond


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