posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 11:21 AM
I'm not one to believe in curses... but I don't deny they might exist either.
As for diamonds, I am surely interested.
It is my belief that the moment we discovered how to create diamonds in a laboratory, the value fell through the floor, giving rise to the need to
instil into the public belief system diamonds continued value (however false).
Some points of interest I have heard along the way...
The first synthetic diamond was made from peanut butter because when burnt, peanut butter produces more carbon than most other things.
It did'nt take nearly as much temperature and pressure as thought to make those first diamonds.
The first synthetic diamonds were actualy "flakes" or "chips" imbeded in a piece of charcoal.
Diamonds are so dense, the speed of light passing through them slows by almost half.
Take an ordinary torch and heat a diamond to around 2000 degrees F. , then drop it into a dish of liquid nitrogen and it will vaporize.
(the extreme temperature difference allows the nitrogen to bond to the carbon and produce... ... ? (realy I forget))
Perhaps we should vaporize the Hope diamond. Just be sure not to breathe the fumes.