Uses of Diamond

Diamond occurs in its natural form. It is the hardest rock. It is found in alluvial deposits or kimberlite rocks. The meaning of its name is invincible or unbreakable. Diamonds are made in the upper mantle of earth. It is made of carbon like graphite and coal. They obtain this molecular structure due to heat and high pressure. Below are uses of diamond in different ways.

Uses of diamond

It is world’s toughest substance. It has been used since thousands of years. Apart from using it from building monuments it is also used in curling balls and gym walls for training mountain climbing. Below are the important uses of diamond

  • Used in jewellery
  • Uses of diamonds in industry
  • Diamond in beauty products
  • Other uses of diamond

Uses of diamonds in jewellery:

They are used in jewelleries like ear ring, nose ring, engagement ring, pendant etc. They are used in making jewellery because of their durability and luster property

Uses of diamonds in industry:

Diamonds are used for industrial purpose. Its property of hardness is useful drill, grind or cut materials. Hence some blades used for cutting and drills in the industry used diamonds. They are present on the edges and tips in small sizes

Diamond in beauty products:

Diamond in facial and diamond exfoliator is available these days. Beauty products have started including diamond dust and therefore the cost will definitely be high. Use of diamond in beauty products is to reduce wrinkles etc.

Other uses of diamond:

To improve sound quality it is used in audio equipments. Diamonds produce high quality sound because they are hard and vibrate easily at high speed. It is also used in DJ equipments and high quality recorders. In these it is used as diamond record needles. Nanodiamonds have potential health benefits.

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A compound MpXq has cubic close packing (ccp) arrangement of X. Its unit cell structure is shown below. The empirical formula of the compound is