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Diamonds: Diamond jewelry makes a wonderful gift for any occasion, whether it be a self-purchase just because you deserve it or a first fine jewelry gift to a sweetheart or a deeply sentimental choice to celebrate your years together. The diamonds that MyJewelrySource.com uses in our jewelry meet very strict grading standards and we are very proud of the quality, workmanship and selection we offer. Ultimately your selection of diamond jewelry is based on your taste and preferences and MyJewelrySource.com offers a very wide range of earring styles from diamond studs, fashionable inside-outside styles, and dressy pieces. The hardest substance known to man is a diamond. They have the highest rating of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness, which means they are durable and perfect for that piece of jewelry you will wear every day.. Only a diamond can scratch another diamond. Diamonds are made of pure carbon, the only gemstone made of just one element. Carbon is an amazing building block that is found in every living thing on Earth. Think about that for a second. What makes diamonds so hard is their unique crystal structure, the specific arrangement of carbon atoms. When the continents were formed millions and millions years ago, extreme heat and pressure deep inside the Earth created diamonds. Blue diamonds are created when boron is present in addition to the carbon atoms. Yellow diamonds form when nitrogen is present. Diamonds have found their way to the surface through the eruption of volcanoes. The rock formed by the volcanoes is called Kimberlite and that is where diamonds are found. Today diamonds are mined in about 25 countries, with a large percentage being mined in South Africa.Care: Diamonds repel water but unfortunately readily accept wax or grease. Diamonds will become dirty and dull when they are exposed to skin oils, perfumes, lotions, dirt, and dust. These elements adhere to the surface and reduce its brilliance. While steaming and ultrasonic cleaning will not damage diamonds, these methods are not recommended by MJS as they may loosen the setting, and subsequently, stones may fall out. Your diamond jewelry may also be cleaned with a soft-bristled brush or a cloth with plain or soapy water.
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