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A diamond is a transparent crystal of carbon atoms and are the hardest natural material known to man.

Diamonds are commonly judged by the “four Cs”: carat, clarity, color, and cut; and the name diamond is derived from the ancient Greek adamas (αδάμας; “invincible”). Roughly 49% of diamonds originate from central and southern Africa, although significant sources of the mineral have been discovered in Canada, India, Russia, Brazil, and Australia.

This is a collection of 0.02, 0.03 and 0.04 solitaires weighing in total 5.36 carats, costing just under $4,000.

z.patrizia, kovacsi, Anchi.h, LenSOP, and 87 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. historical exchange [deleted] ages ago | reply

    nice...

  2. Lucky Luke! ages ago | reply

    Nice but not VERY good, I think everything should be sharp here!

    10:1 - 10 Comments or Faves (to the right) to 1 Photo -NO SCORING!!!! Group

  3. mirabo ages ago | reply

    wow!!!

  4. Choollus ages ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Diamonds & Pearls, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

  5. weeklymg ages ago | reply

    Hi. I wanted to let you know that I'm using this photo, in accordance with the Creative Commons License, on my blog: weeklymobilegoodies.blogspot.com

  6. Wedding Thrift 119 months ago | reply

    Hi, I used your gorgeous diamond photo in my most recent blog post. The only adaption was I darkened the background, in accordance with your copyright. If you want me to remove it, please let me know and I will do so immediately! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful shot, lovely use of DoF, and the shimmer...wow! (:
    (I, of course, credited you, let me know if you want me to alter it in any way, I'd be happy to do so).

  7. Lel G 117 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shot! And so are your other jewellery close-ups.
    Thanks for licensing your photo under CC. It's been used to illustrate an answer about diamonds.

  8. medea_material 117 months ago | reply

    Thank you for using a creative commons license on your image. I have used it to illustrate a post on the Diamond Industry Crisis in Gujarat, India.

  9. 77Diamonds 108 months ago | reply

    Hello, I love the photo and have used it for an online news article. Hopefully that's alright. If you'd like me to remove the image please let me know!

    You can see it here:
    African Diamonds talk up Rare Gem Valuation

  10. ChloeFaith 102 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Obsessed with Sparkles, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  11. ✈ Great BIG World ✈ 102 months ago | reply

    Wow!! It's so beautiful!

  12. classbrain1 102 months ago | reply

    Great photo! Thanks for putting it up on the Creative Commons. We've used it on our page on the Arkansas Geological Symbols of Arkansas.
    www.statereports.us/2010/06/arkansas-geological-archeolog...
    Beautiful... thanks again
    Cynthia
    ClassBrain

  13. bizarre lumber [deleted] 99 months ago | reply

    Your picture is quite beautiful. I used it to illustrate my personal blog and gave you credits. :) Here's the link:

    vanguardrising.blogspot.com/2010/09/recycling-epic-fail-w...

    Thank you!
    Talya Raphaella
    www.talyaraphaella.com
    vanguardrising.blogspot.com
    chicchika.blogspot.com

  14. Sarah M Stewart 97 months ago | reply

    Thanks for this image which I have put on my blog post: sarah-stewart.blogspot.com/2010/11/richest-midwives-in-wo...

  15. Victor Engel 85 months ago | reply

    Found the photo on a gizmag article www.gizmag.com/new-superhard-form-of-carbon/20145/

    I followed the link here because those diamonds don't look real to me. I wanted to check out what the photographer actually said about them. Now I'm wondering why they look so fake. Maybe it's something about the color and/or the small size of the pieces.

  16. Swamibu 85 months ago | reply

    If they are fake, the owner of the jewellery-diamond store is in for a surprise! But given the sparkle throughout the store it's probably a combination of the camera (it was a point & shoot) and their size :)

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