10 Little Facts About Diamonds

10 Little Facts About Diamonds

The song "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" made famous by Marilyn Monroe, is the absolute truth for some women - for me personally, I don't think they ever had a dog. Don't get me wrong, I think diamonds are amazing - the way they form from carbon atoms over billions of years in the earth's crust from extreme heat and pressure to be crafted into the beautiful lustrous diamonds - truly amazing.

I am fortunate enough to have two gorgeous diamond rings, both which were handed down to me from my grandmother which belonged to her grandmother - so for me, I have enough - but I do love diamonds and the joy they bring so we decided to design a new range of women's t-shirts to celebrate Diamonds. And ladies, these tees carry one serious rock of immeasurable carat size - so treat yourself - over 40 gorgeous colours to choose from - and remember Diamonds are indestructible so wearing this tee will kind of make you into the super hero that you already are!

As diamonds are part of our culture, I thought I would share 10 little facts about diamonds below - if you have more, please share them with us.

  1. Famous quote from Henry Kissenger - "A diamond is a chunk of coal that is made good under pressure" - meaning that we all have the potential to become something great.
  2. The Australian Netball team is known as "Diamonds" - given a diamonds characteristics, this has to be the best name for any Australian sports team ever.
  3. Cool fact, that scientists discovered a star that is essentially a diamond of ten billion trillion trillion carats which they named Lucy after the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".
  4. Diamonds are forever because they are the hardest natural substance - the only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond!
  5. Think about it ladies - Diamonds shine brighter when sourced in an ethical, environmentally friendly way - read more Brillant Earth
  6. The timeless song from Pink Floyd - "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" was a tribute to Syd Barrett, an original member expelled for his mental deterioration from drug use.
  7. To produce a single one-carat diamond, 250 tons of earth will be mined.
  8. Not surprisingly, the word "Diamond" comes from the Greek work "Adamas" which means "indestructible".
  9. The Paul Simon song - "Diamonds on the Soles Of Her Shoes" is alluding to the plight of South African improverished miners against wealthy mine owners.
  10. And for lasting inspiration - remember Diamonds are essentially lumps of coal that stuck to their job.

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