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Diamond Information.
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Diamond is the birthstone for the month of April and the gemstone representing the 10th and 16th wedding anniversary. It is derived from the Greek word Adamas, meaning "unconquerable", reflecting a recognition of diamond's superior hardness. Many cultures believe a diamond is associated with the moon and the sun to resemble its colorlessness, brilliance, hardness, and value. The power of a diamond is diminished once it is bought, but preserved and enhanced when given as a gift. They are symbols of love, purity, and faith to some, and to others they symbolize ideas such as power, success, and security. Romance is the image a diamond portrays when reflected in lovers' eyes.
 

ENHANCEMENT CODE N

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PROPERTIES

Refractive Index 2.417
Hardness = 10 (Moh's Scale)
Specific Gravity =3.52
Species - Diamond
Optic Character - Single Refraction.
Phenomena - None


WARNINGS FOR CARE
Ultrasonic: Safe
Steamer: Safe
Heat: Good
Chemicals that harm: None

 

Diamond in matrix (host rock).

Crystal system: Isometric (cubic), octahedrons and rhombic dodecahedrons.

MAJOR SOURCES

Botswana, USSR, South Africa, Australia, Nambia, Sierra Leone, Zaire, Brazil, China
Birthstones
 January  Garnet
February Amethyst
March Aquamarine
April Diamond
May Emerald
June Pearl/Alexandrite
July Ruby
August Peridot
September Sapphire
October Opal/Tourmaline
November Topaz or Citrine
December Blue Topaz or Zircon
 
 
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