If diamonds lasted forever, we wouldn't be able to shape them into faceted stones in jewelry, or pound them into dust for use by industry. Though they are the hardest natural substance known to man, they can be heated to melting and fractured by force.
Diamonds are also unstable over a very long period of time. They are a specific crystal structure of carbon that can form in high heat and pressure conditions. All diamonds on the surface of the Earth will gradually revert to the more stable structure known as graphite (used for pencils, etc). However this process will take millions of years and should not concern diamond owners.
If you believe the DeBeers marketing group, and you should: diamonds last forever.
Diamonds are forever Diamonds are 'not' forever. They spontaneously react to form graphite (the stuff in your pencil), however, this takes a very long time. It is not something you will witness in your lifetime.
As far as I know, baguettes last as long as a diamond and "diamonds are forever".
There are no materials that truly last forever. Gold doesn't tarnish, and is one of the reasons why it is so valuable. Diamonds are another substance that is very hard, but will not last forever.
Diamonds Are Forever was released on 12/17/1971.
The Production Budget for Diamonds Are Forever was $7,200,000.
Shakira sings the song in the Diamonds are Forever commercial.
The duration of Diamonds Are Forever - film - is 2 hours.
Nothing is forever, since the universe is finite. But diamonds will last "forever" as far as the human race is concerned. We've only been around for about 100,000 years, and diamonds have been around for billions. Diamonds do in fact decompose spontaneously into graphite, but at a rate so slow that it is unnoticeable even after millions of years.
diamonds are forever
Diamonds are Forever is 2 hours and 5 minutes long.
Diamonds Are Forever - film - was created on 1971-12-14.
Diamonds Are Forever grossed $116,000,000 worldwide.
Diamonds Are Forever grossed $43,800,000 in the domestic market.
'Diamonds are forever' when in fact diamonds can be burned to CO2 gas in a furnace.
Diamonds are made of carbon arranged in a crystalline structure.
Diamonds are forever....indestructable, and so is love.
Diamonds Aren't Forever - 2012 was released on: USA: 14 May 2012
Human Edge - 2001 Diamonds Are Forever was released on: USA: 2001
Diamonds are so hard that they can only be cut by other diamonds. Diamonds are forever. (!) The bunt flew out of the diamond.