5 More Facts About Diamonds

Here at Linneys, we are addicted to diamonds and their spectacular beauty. Nothing can match their timeless appeal and luxurious feel. Whether you want to add to your growing collection, find the perfect elegant memento for a loved one or create a unique piece for future generations to enjoy, Linneys will help you find the perfect item of diamond jewellery.

But how much do you know about these incredible gems? Read on to learn 5 more facts about diamonds.

1. Diamonds date back around 3.3 billion years

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Planet Earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old, and diamonds have been traced back around 3.3 billion years. The next time you look down at that diamond engagement ring on your finger or catch a glimpse of the gorgeous stones adorning your neck, consider that they were created before dinosaurs walked the Earth.

2. 3.106 carats

This is the weight of the largest diamond ever found before it was cut and polished. Known as the Cullinan Diamond, it was found in South Africa in 1905. The South African people generously gave the gem to King Edward of England. Out of this one rough stone, nine cut diamonds were produced. One of which is now ensconced in England's Crown Jewels.

3. There is a moon-sized diamond in space

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While the Cullinan Diamond is potentially the largest diamond on planet Earth, "Lucy," or BPM37093, could be the largest diamond in outer space. Astronomers believe that this star, located in the Centaurus constellation, has a huge diamond as its core. If they are right, it would have a potential carat weight of 10 billion trillion trillion carats.

4. 'Diamond' means indestructible

The word diamond stems from the Greek word 'Adamas,' meaning indestructible. The gem's durability and hardness reflect this quality – it is, after all, one of the hardest stones on Earth.

5. Diamonds can be scratched

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While diamonds are known as one of the strongest substances on the planet, they can still be scratched by other materials, including other diamonds. This is why you should always store your diamonds safely.

Commitment to Quality Ethical Diamonds

Linneys are committed to selecting only premium quality diamonds from guaranteed sources. The Kimberley Process is a United Nations-mandated forum focusing on stemming the flow of conflict diamonds into the international market. When purchasing a diamond from Linneys, you are buying a quality, hand-selected stone from a conflict-free source.

Why choose Linneys for your Argyle diamonds in Perth?

Our award-winning jewellers' experience, skill, and expertise are tantamount to the high quality of Linneys jewellery. Our diamonds are individually selected by our certified diamond specialists, and only the best radiant cut diamonds pass our rigorous quality control.

Contact us for more information regarding Argyle diamonds in Perth.