Okay, so, it was one of those nights a few nights ago when there was no way at all that I was going to get to sleep, 1am ticked by and was still VERY awake, among many things that were on my mind from the day ( it was one of those stressful ones) I was totally thinking about Diamonds, funny that
I was thinking about the beginnings of Diamonds all those many, many years ago...and I really got thinking about allsorts of things. and so here are the more interesting questions/queries I had, since I am no expert, maybe some experts out there will have some kind of answers
1st query...okay, so, when Diamonds formed all that time ago...did they just form from carbon, such as old matter, like, hmmm, does that mean like plants, trees, or dinosaurs??? See, really I have no scientific idea at all
2nd query...is every Diamond the same age as another??? Did they all form around the same time? It seems to me that diamonds really only seem to be mined in really hot or really cold places, Argyle is hot, Africa is Hot, Canada is Cold...any reason for this?
3rd Query...If Diamonds are soooo old, then does that mean that no 'new' ones are forming and we are only finding what nature made sooo long ago?
4th query...Why are some Diamonds large and others not, some form small chunks while others large chunks...and why and how did some form colorless and others fancy colored, I know its to do with trace elements etc but maybe we will never know exactly why some form large and others not so large.
and the queries continue...
5th query...The HPHT Diamonds, the ones that are natural earth-mined Diamonds, that are type specific, I forgot the type but I think they are 1% of Diamonds mined or something like that anyway...what makes these diamonds so different that they are able to be processed to colorless and near colorless gems and fancy colors, its something to do with them being 'immature' Diamonds, they had not reached their full potential while they were forming...I think these diamonds are very interesting...
Are all of these Diamonds a light brown color or are they other colors before they are given high pressure and high temperature treatment? So could some people be walking around with these light brown diamonds, that are potentially able to be transformed into potential D/IF Diamonds without even realising? So, what color do they start out being to be processed into fancy color ones? Is there a certain location these particular diamonds are found?
That's enough for now
Happy Diamond days!