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Diamonds Come From Volcanoes & Pyramid


There is a big misconception about how diamonds are formed. In 4th or 5th grade I was told they came from coal compressed over the ages ~ big time lie.
Coal is actually a by-product of plants and diamonds were around millions of years before plants. 
So that 4th grade lesson goes out the window…..We now know diamonds come from Volcanoes (and Pyramid Studios).

Death of Volcanoes

Diamonds are actually formed by the death of volcanoes. Geologists believe diamonds in all of Earth’s commercial diamond deposits were formed in the mantle and delivered to the surface by deep-source volcanic eruptions. Which makes sense: diamonds are created by high heat and high pressure.These conditions occur in limited zones of Earth’s mantle, about 90 miles below the surface where temperatures are at least 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. So carbon way down there formed diamond deposits that were suddenly ripped away by deep-source volcanic eruptions and carried to the surface.

Coal, on the other hand, is formed from ancient forest vegetation. Most diamonds that have been dated are much older than Earth’s first land plants – the source material of coal!

So that diamond in your ring was brought to you by Pyramid Jewelers via an ancient volcano.

Find Your Perfect Diamond

Pyramid’s Jewelers, David or Don, can help you choose the right diamond and setting for jewelry that will match the heart’s desire! We know diamonds! Contact us today to get started! Email Us Here or give us a call at 207-667-3321