Diamond Facts

By: Navey

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Luster

The luster of a diamond depends if it is cut or not. When uncut the luster is greasy and when cut the luster wold be adamantine.

Hardness

The hardness on the Mohs Hardness Scale is rated a 10. The absolute hardness is a 1600.

Color

Usually yellow, brown, gray to colorless. Less often blue, green, black, or translucent white, pink, violet, orange, purple .

Streak

This mineral tends to be clear or very light which therefore results in no streak.

Crystal Form

the crystal from of a diamond is isometric and hexoctahedral

Cleavage

The cleavage for a diamond is perfect octahedra.

Fracture

The fracture of a diamond is irregular and uneven.
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