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  Diamonds | American Museum of Natural History
Diamond is something superb, the peerless "king of gems" that glitters, dazzles, and symbolizes purity and strength.
Diamond is for engagement and the 75th wedding anniversary, for a commitment to never-ending love.
Diamond is exotic, formed in Earth's interior and shot to the surface by extraordinary volcanoes.
www.amnh.org /exhibitions/diamonds   (156 words)

  
 Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Hope Diamond
In the royal inventories, its color was described as an intense steely-blue and the stone became known as the "Blue Diamond of the Crown," or the "French Blue." It was set in gold and suspended on a neck ribbon which the king wore on ceremonial occasions.
In 1812 a deep blue diamond described by John Francillion as weighing 177 grains (4 grains = 1 carat) was documented as being in the possession of London diamond merchant, Daniel Eliason.
In 1984 the diamond was lent to Harry Winston Inc., in New York, as part of the firm's 50th anniversary celebration.
www.si.edu /Encyclopedia_SI/nmnh/hope.htm   (1237 words)

  
 Diamond   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although diamond is probably the most popular and discussed gemstone, it has probably been in use for a shorter time than any of the other gems that are commonly used in modern times.
Diamond is composed of the element Carbon---it crystallized in the isometric system; that is, there are three crystallographic axes that are all of equal length and are perpendicular to one another.
Diamond is not equally hard on all of the theoretical crystal faces that exist in the unit cube above.
csd.unl.edu /surveyareas/diamond.asp   (1053 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How Diamonds Work"
Notice the diamond jewelry that takes up the majority of the showcase, and the number of people hovering over the counters trying to pick out a diamond for their loved one.
Diamonds form about 100 miles (161 km) below the Earth's surface, in the molten rock of the Earth's mantle, which provides the right amounts of pressure and heat to transform carbon into a diamond.
Diamonds are found as rough stones and must be processed to create a sparkling gem that is ready for purchase.
science.howstuffworks.com /diamond.htm   (1202 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How Diamonds Work"
Notice the diamond jewelry that takes up the majority of the showcase, and the number of people hovering over the counters trying to pick out a diamond for their loved one.
Diamonds form about 100 miles (161 km) below the Earth's surface, in the molten rock of the Earth's mantle, which provides the right amounts of pressure and heat to transform carbon into a diamond.
Diamonds are found as rough stones and must be processed to create a sparkling gem that is ready for purchase.
people.howstuffworks.com /diamond.htm   (1205 words)

  
 Gem Hut - Diamond Gemstones
Red diamonds are among the rarest of all gemstones, only two are known to exist.
Diamond is occasionally to commonly laser drilled to improve appearance.
Diamonds are graded by carat weight, color, clarity and cut.
www.gemhut.com /diamond.htm   (391 words)

  
 Diamond - Molecule of the Month
In diamond we have the hardest known material, in graphite we have one of the softest, simply by rearranging the way the atoms are bonded together.
The relationship between diamond and graphite is a thermodynamic and kinetic one, as can be seen in the phase diagram for carbon.
The diamond crystals that are produced by this method are typically a few mm in size, which are too flawed for use as gemstones, but are extremely useful as hard-wearing edges on cutting tools and drill-bits.
www.bris.ac.uk /Depts/Chemistry/MOTM/diamond/diamond.htm   (707 words)

  
 eBay Guides - Diamonds Buying Guide
Diamond cut grade: A standard grading report describes cut by the shape or outline of the diamond and the pattern of the facet arrangement (also known as cutting style).
Diamond size is measured by weight in carats or points.
Most diamonds appear white to the naked eye, but they all include trace amounts of yellow color, with the most valuable diamonds falling in the colorless range.
pages.ebay.com /buy/guides/diamonds-buying-guide   (1715 words)

  
 Wired 11.09: The New Diamond Age
We are in Antwerp, Belgium, in Weingarten's marbled and gilded living room on the edge of the city's gem district, the center of the diamond universe.
Diamond microchips, on the other hand, could handle much higher temperatures, allowing them to run at speeds that would liquefy ordinary silicon.
Both startups plan to use the diamond jewelry business to finance their attempt to reshape the semiconducting world.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/11.09/diamond.html   (1226 words)

  
 DIAMOND (Carbon)
Diamond has four directions of cleavage, meaning that if it receives a sharp blow in one of these directions it will cleave, or split.
A skilled diamond setter and/or jeweler will prevent any of these directions from being in a position to be struck while mounted in a jewelry piece.
Diamond is a polymorph of the element carbon.
mineral.galleries.com /minerals/elements/diamond/diamond.htm   (472 words)

  
 Diamond -Bacci Fine Jewelry Store
Composed of carbon atoms, the diamond is the result of one of its crystallized structures, the other being graphite.
The diamond is most widely used in jewelry and is set in a variety of different styles.
Different colored diamonds are known as “fancy-colored” diamonds and come in colors like blue, yellow, pink, and, rarest of all, red.
www.baccifinejewelry.com /diamond/index.asp   (254 words)

  
 Conflict diamonds
Conflict diamonds are diamonds that originate from areas controlled by forces or factions opposed to legitimate and internationally recognized governments, and are used to fund military action in opposition to those governments, or in contravention of the decisions of the Security Council.
Once diamonds are brought to market, their origin is difficult to trace and once polished, they can no longer be identified.
The international diamond industry is already taking steps to respond, such as the adoption by the World Diamond Congress, Antwerp, 19 July 2000, of a resolution which, if fully implemented, stands to increase the diamond industry's ability to block conflict diamonds from reaching market.
www.un.org /peace/africa/Diamond.html   (1271 words)

  
 Diamond Head - Oahu
The most famous volcanic crater in the world is Diamond Head, located on the South-east Coast of O'ahu at the end of Waikiki overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Diamond Head is a crater that has been extinct for 150,000 years.
The hike is classified as easy to moderate in exertion but is certainly worth the breathtaking, unparalleled view of the entire west side of the island, from Waikiki to Koki Head.
www.hawaiiweb.com /html/diamond_head.html   (349 words)

  
 Waves | Bundles | Diamond
A comprehensive collection of audio processing tools, Diamond brings unparalleled signal processing power to your studio, for tracking, mixing, mastering, creative sound design, and audio restoration.
Diamond now includes Q-Clone, Waves Tune LT, L3 Multimaximizer, L3-LL Multimaximizer, and IR-L Convolution Reverb as well as all the plug-ins found in Waves Platinum, Restoration, and Transform bundles -a total of 43 essential processors.
From dynamics, equalization, and reverb to pitch correction, spatial imaging, and beyond, Diamond is a must-have for every serious studio.
www.waves.com /content.asp?id=396   (98 words)

  
 USGS Minerals Information: Diamonds, Industrial
Diamond may well be the world's most versatile engineering material as well as its most famous gemstone.
The superiority of diamond in so many diverse industrial applications is attributable to a unique combination of properties that cannot be matched by any other material.
For example, diamond is the strongest and hardest known material and has the highest thermal conductivity of any material at room temperature.
minerals.usgs.gov /minerals/pubs/commodity/diamond   (193 words)

  
 Diamond Website
The Diamond synchrotron is the largest UK-funded scientific facility to be built for over 30 years.
Diamond Light Source is a new scientific facility currently being built in South Oxfordshire on the Harwell Chilton science campus.
Diamond will ultimately host up to 40 cutting edge research stations, supporting the life, physical and environmental sciences.
www.diamond.ac.uk /default.htm   (205 words)

  
 DIAMOND (Carbon)
Diamond is the ultimate gemstone, having few weaknesses and many strengths.
Diamond has four directions of cleavage, meaning that if it receives a sharp blow in one of these directions it will cleave, or split.
A skilled diamond setter and/or jeweler will prevent any of these directions from being in a position to be struck while mounted in a jewelry piece.
www.galleries.com /minerals/elements/diamond/diamond.htm   (472 words)

  
 Blood Diamond (2006)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When told that Americans are in part to blame for conflict diamonds she responds with a line about 'not all girls want a fantasy wedding.' It makes her look naive at best and silly at worst.
The film is a character study both of all the men pursuing the pink diamond and what effect it has on them, but it is also a character study of Africa.
Tragic and heartsick, 'Blood Diamond' is drenched with cynicism and defeatism.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0450259   (912 words)

  
 Diamond - Crystal and Molecular Structure Visualization
Diamond does not only draw nice pictures of molecular and crystal structures like most of its competitive programs do.
With its high data capacity, its wide range of functions beginning with the generation of molecules reaching up to the construction of rather complicated inorganic structural frameworks, Diamond is a comprehensive tool for both molecular and solid state chemists as well as for surface and material scientists.
A maintenance release 3.1d of Diamond is available that users of Diamond 3.0 through 3.1c should download.
www.crystalimpact.com /diamond   (243 words)

  
 Diamond: Diamond mineral information and data.
Gurney, J.J., Harris, J.W., and Rickard, R.S. (1979) Silicate and oxide inclusions in diamonds from the Finsch kimberlite pipe.
Meyer, H.O.A. and McCallum, M.E. (1986) Mineral inclusions in diamonds from the Sloan kimberlites, Colorado.
Harlow, G.E. and Veblen, D.R. (1991) Potassium in clinopyroxene inclusions from diamonds.
www.mindat.org /min-1282.html   (1297 words)

  
 Diamond Foods, Inc. - Recipe Box
If you’d like to prepare healthier meals but are pressed for time, Diamond’s latest recipe booklet has some great ideas for you.
The recipes were developed by Tina Salter, who collaborated with Diamond to produce its award-winning cookbook, Nuts: Sweet and Savory Recipes from Diamond of California.
Diamond nuts are naturally low in carbohydrates, and also add a welcome crunch and texture to any dish.
www.diamondnuts.com /recipe_gobooklet.htm   (184 words)

  
 Diamond Pendants from Diamonds-USA.com
Diamond pendants are classic and elegant, yet may be worn casually every day.
Choose from a wide range of diamonds, including princess cut diamonds, heart shaped diamonds, pear shaped diamonds and more.
The day the diamonds arrived I took them straight to a prestigious London jeweller to be valued.
www.diamonds-usa.com /diamond_pendants/diamond_pendants.asp   (209 words)

  
 diamond
Diamond is recognized as one of the pivotal figures in pop history.
Diamond's lifelong passion for pop music, and his gift for writing pop tunes.
Diamond's reputation as a charismatic performer grew steadily in the 70s.
www.fortunecity.com /boozers/whitehorse/47/diamond.html   (1612 words)

  
 Princess Cruises : Ships : Diamond Princess
Diamond Princess is a luxury destination in itself.
Diamond Princess has everything you need to enjoy an unforgettable vacation in Alaska or the Mexican Riviera.
Tour Diamond Princess and see all of her amazing amenities and personal choice features.
www.princess.com /ships/di/index.html   (160 words)

  
 Edge: JARED DIAMOND
JARED DIAMOND is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Diamond is also the author of two other trade books: The Third Chimpanzee, which won The Los Angeles Times Book award for the best science book of 1992 and Britain's 1992 Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Prize; and Why is Sex Fun?
Dr. Diamond is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship ("Genius Award"); research prizes of the American Physiological Society, National Geographic Society, and Zoological Society of San Diego; and many teaching awards and endowed public lectureships.
www.edge.org /3rd_culture/bios/diamond.html   (382 words)

  
 Diamonds on Web - Diamonds
Find a certified diamond based on cut, color, clarity and carat weight.
Learn everything you've ever wanted to know about a diamond's cut, color, clarity, and carat weight.
Get the best diamond engagement ring designs, including princess cut engagement rings, three stone diamond rings, cushion cut diamond rings, and wholesale diamonds at Diamonds on Web.
www.diamondsonweb.com /diamond   (187 words)

  
 Showcases - Landmarks in Printing :: Diamond Sutra
He is told to call it ‘The Diamond of Transcendent Wisdom’ because its teaching will cut like a diamond blade through worldly illusion to illuminate what is real and everlasting.
The relatively short ‘Diamond Sutra’ was popular because it could be memorised more easily than longer sutras and chanted in some 40 minutes.
The quality of the illustration at the opening of this ‘Diamond Sutra’ shows the carver of the printing blocks to have been a man of considerable experience and skill.
www.bl.uk /onlinegallery/themes/landmarks/diamondsutra.html   (1192 words)

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