How are diamonds formed?


DIAMONDS are always referred as a girl’s best friend. They are used for multiple purposes from jewellery to utilisation in lasers.

Diamonds are the hardest, naturally occurring substances on the planet. Diamonds are one of several allotropes of carbons and considered to be less stable than graphite. The chemical composition of diamonds ensures that they possess limited amounts of impurities. Thus, this makes them ideal for optical applications.

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