Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Actually, they're allotropes of carbon mined from volcanic pipes found deep in the Earth, typically in Africa, Canada, India, Russia and Brazil.

A little boy in the Gem Gallery at the Museum of Natural History: "Dad, is it really made out of carrots?" (after his dad had gone through a long-winded explanation of how the Hope Diamond was made)


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