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Name: Gilles C.
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Question:
Why are there black diamond?
Why are they black?
How are they formed? How do they differ from White diamond?



Replies:
Hi Gilles!

Charcoal, graphite and diamond are all made of the Carbon element.They are so different due to their differences of molecular structures. What is called "black diamond" is in a transitional carbon state between graphite and pure diamond., says a famous gemologist (gem specialist) called Steven Hoffer. A black diamond gem is very rare, they are also very hard and beautiful. More common are the white diamonds with black insertions, the black material is little pieces of coal, an imperfection formed during the crystal formation, and it makes the diamond much less valuable. Thanks for asking NEWTON!

Mabel (Dr. Mabel Rodrigues)



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