Tuesday, 6 of December of 2016

How To Cut A Diamond


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How diamonds are cut

How does one cut a diamond ?

If diamonds are known to be the hardest occurring natural substance ....how does one cut a diamond ?

Would it require the use of another diamond which may not have sufficient hardness to effect cutting but instead be diminished itself ?

Are there artificial methods of diamond cutting ? If so , what, and what was used previously ?

Diamonds nowadays a rarely cut. Despite the use of the word "cut" diamonds are usually ground down using discs embedded with fine diamond grit. (Most diamonds that are mined are not jewelry grade and are crushed for industrial use.) It is true that diamonds are hard to scratch but it is false that they a "strong." They can be crushed fairly easily.

Jewelry grade diamonds that are big enough to cut to produce several smaller diamonds can be cut with lasers. Or fractured. Experienced jewelers study a diamond and can find a plane where the diamond will fracture cleanly. A small chisel and small hammer and lots of training and precision were the traditional way to "cut" diamonds and the method is still used widely. (There was an ad showing the smoothness of a car's ride that showed a jeweler fracturing a diamond with a chisel while cruising down a rough road.) But as I said most "cutting" is really by grinding, very few diamonds get split into smaller ones. There is a market for oversized polished diamonds too big for use as jewelry. THe grit produced by grinding is of some value and carefully collected for future use.

(A note. There are synthetics that are harder than diamonds and recently 2 naturally occurring minerals have been found that are harder than diamonds.)