Greetings from Diamond Boulevard, your high-end sanctuary of sparkle right here on the Gold Coast! Today, we’re diving deep into the world of diamonds, and I’m not just talking about their stunning depths. Sure, diamonds are a girl’s best friend and the go-to for engagement rings, but these gems are more than just pretty faces. Here are twenty fascinating facts about diamonds that might just surprise you!

1. Ancient Superstitions: The ancient Romans and Greeks believed diamonds were tears cried by the gods or splinters from falling stars.

2. Billion-Year Beauties: Most diamonds found today are between 1 and 3.5 billion years old. Talk about standing the test of time!

3. A Fiery Start: Diamonds are formed under high-pressure, high-temperature conditions deep within the Earth’s mantle—about 100 miles underground.

4. Volcanic Voyagers: These gems travel to the surface through volcanic eruptions, encased in rocks called kimberlites.

5. The Hardest Natural Substance: On the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, diamonds score a perfect ten. They’re tough enough to cut through any other rock or metal.

6. Colorful Varieties: While we love the classic clear diamond, they can actually come in any color, depending on impurities or structural anomalies.

7. The Rarest Diamond Color?: That would be red. Truly red diamonds are so rare that most jewellers have never seen one.

8. Not Just Earthly Wonders: Scientists have discovered that some meteorites contain tiny diamonds that were formed in space.

9. Industrial Diamonds: Not all diamonds are for wearing; some are used for industrial applications, like cutting and polishing other materials.

10. The Cullinan Diamond: The largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found weighed a whopping 3,106 carats.

11. Royal Shine: The Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom are home to some famous diamonds, including the Cullinan I and II.

12. Heat Conductors: Diamonds are fantastic conductors of heat and are used in high-performance microelectronics to prevent overheating.

13. High-Pressure Helpers: Synthetic diamonds can be created in a lab using high-pressure, high-temperature techniques that mimic natural processes.

14. Art Deco’s Best Friend: The Art Deco period (1920s-30s) saw a surge in diamond popularity, with bold, geometric designs dominating jewellery trends.

15. A Diamond Planet?: Scientists have hypothesised about a planet called ’55 Cancri e’, which could be composed largely of diamond.

16. Investment Pieces: Beyond beauty, diamonds have been regarded as a compact form of wealth, often used in times of inflation as a financial hedge.

17. The Diamond Rush: Similar to the Gold Rush, the late 1800s saw a “Diamond Rush” in South Africa, propelling the establishment of towns and mines.

18. Diamond Boulevards’ Gems: At our store on the Gold Coast, we pride ourselves on offering a range of these magnificent stones, each with its own unique story.

19. A Symbol of Eternity: Due to their enduring nature, diamonds are often chosen for engagement rings as a symbol of everlasting love.

20. Laser Technology: Modern cutting techniques include lasers for precision cuts that enhance the stone’s natural brilliance.

We hope you enjoyed these glittering insights into one of nature’s most captivating creations! Next time you’re on the Gold Coast, why not swing by Diamond Boulevard and see some of these wonders for yourself? Whether you’re looking to invest in a timeless piece or just want to learn more about these fascinating gems, we’ve got something that will catch your eye. Until then, keep shining bright!