Diamonds are crystals made up of pure carbon, and are the hardest naturally occurring substance on earth. Gem-grade diamonds are often made into jewelry such as rings, necklaces, and earrings. Diamonds are mined from the ground and cut so that they have many facets to brilliantly reflect light. Diamond mines exists on the continents of Africa, Asia, North America, and Oceania.
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Brand-name diamonds are more consistent in their cut and quality than non-branded diamonds. Learn more about brand-name diamonds and find links to popular brand-name diamond suppliers.
Africa is the second largest continent on earth, and it consists of 53 countries. Its natural resources include gold, diamonds, and copper. Visit this site to find a printable map of Africa.
The fate of many millions of dollars of valuables said to be carried aboard Swissair Flight 111 when it went down off Nova Scotia 20 years ago this Sunday remains unknown.
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