- Diamonds are a naturally occurring allotrope of what element?
- Diamonds are formed deep inside the Earth’s interior when carbon
is crystallized over a long period of time. What two factors cause the
- Diamonds are appraised and priced according to the 4 Cs: color,
clarity, carat weight and cut. What organization created this standard
- Diamonds were first mined in India around 800BC. Today, what are the four top diamond producing countries in the world?
- A state park in Arkansas is the only diamond-producing location in
the world that allows the public to dig for and keep the diamonds they
find. What is the name of the state park?
- Marilyn Monroe famously sang “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” in what 1953 film?
- In the 1963 film, The Pink Panther, Peter Sellers played clueless police inspector Jacques Clouseau on the trail of a jewel thief known as The Phantom. In the movie, what is the name of “the largest diamond in the world?”
- In December 2011, Elizabeth Taylor’s renowned jewelry collection
was auctioned at Christie’s in New York. One of her most famous pieces
was the Taylor-Burton diamond ring, given to her by husband, Richard
Burton. How many carats is it, and what is its estimated worth?
- In James Cameron’s movie Titanic starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, what is the name of the fictional blue diamond lost to the ocean?
- On December 10, 2012 at the final lot of Christie’s “Magnificent Jewels” auction, a new world auction record was achieved for a reddish-orange fancy colored diamond. What was the diamond’s carat weight, and what did it sell for?
- Heat and pressure.
- The 4 Cs grading system was created by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
- Australia, Zaire, Botswana, and the former Soviet Union.
- Crater of Diamonds State Park.
- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
- “The Pink Panther.”
- The Taylor-Burton diamond is a 69.42 carat pear-shaped stone
estimated to be worth $3.5 million. Taylor sold the diamond in 1978
following her divorce from Burton to fund her charity work.
- “The Heart of the Ocean.”
- The rare 3.15 carat diamond is the largest reddish-orange diamond ever graded at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and sold for $2,098,500, setting a new world auction record for a reddish-orange diamond and a new per-carat record price of $666,200.