August 6, 2015
We put a lot of value on diamonds, and for good reason. These geologic gems are tough, rare, and able to withstand the test of time. It’s no wonder that we’ve associated diamond jewelry with important life events such as engagements, weddings and anniversaries.
At Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange, we see lots of people come in looking for the perfect stone to celebrate the best moments of their lives, but what about the life events of a diamond? This led us to answer the question—How are diamonds formed?
Birth of a Diamond
Diamonds are formed in the upper mantle of the Earth, about 100 miles below the Earth’s surface. It is an environment of extreme heat and pressure, perfect for compressing carbon molecules and ...