Diamond Fun Facts

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) was establish as a non profit resource for gemology in 1931. They are the leading diamond authority in the world. Below is a clip from a very well written article on diamond facts.

Did You Know?


  • Diamonds can be burned. To burn a diamond, it must be heated to between 1290
  • Diamonds were used to engrave gemstones in India by 300 BCE.
  • 1290-1650 degrees Fahrenheit. House fires and jewelers’ torches can sometimes reach that temperature.
  • D-to-Z color diamonds are the most widely used in jewelry, but diamonds come in all colors of the rainbow. For natural colored diamonds, blue, green, orange and red are the rarest; yellow and brown are the most common. READ MORE.



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I have been designing military coins and jewelry for nearly 40 years now.