Facts about diamonds
Every diamond is immensely old, formed long before dinosaurs roamed the earth. The youngest diamond is 900 million years old, and the oldest is 3.2 billion years old.
Every diamond is unique; no two are alike.
The very word "diamond" comes from the Greek term adamas meaning unconquerable.
Diamonds exist in many colors, the rarest of all being red.
Diamonds were first mined in India more than 2,800 years ago.
Each stone loses, on average, more than half of its original weight during cutting and polishing.
The word "carat" comes from the carob tree, whose seeds were used as the standard for weighing precious stones.
Less than 5% of all the diamonds made into jewelry are larger than one carat.