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Those properties determine the major industrial application of diamond in cutting and polishing tools and the scientific applications in diamond knives and diamond anvil cells.
Diamond is less stable than graphite, but the conversion rate from diamond to graphite is negligible at standard conditions.Diamonds are thought to have been first recognized and mined in India, where significant alluvial deposits of the stone could be found many centuries ago along the rivers Penner, Krishna and Godavari.Diamonds have been known in India for at least 3,000 years but most likely 6,000 years.The most familiar uses of diamonds today are as gemstones used for adornment, and as industrial abrasives for cutting hard materials.The dispersion of white light into spectral colors is the primary gemological characteristic of gem diamonds.These two different source of carbon have measurably different —150 km (93 mi) or more (three times or more the depth of source magma for most volcanoes). These typically small surface volcanic craters extend downward in formations known as volcanic pipes.
The pipes contain material that was transported toward the surface by volcanic action, but was not ejected before the volcanic activity ceased.
In particular, under oceanic plates the temperature rises more quickly with depth, beyond the range required for diamond formation at the depth required.
The correct combination of temperature and pressure is only found in the thick, ancient, and stable parts of continental plates where regions of lithosphere known as cratons exist.
The popularity of diamonds has risen since the 19th century because of increased supply, improved cutting and polishing techniques, growth in the world economy, and innovative and successful advertising campaigns.
In 1772, the French scientist Antoine Lavoisier used a lens to concentrate the rays of the sun on a diamond in an atmosphere of oxygen, and showed that the only product of the combustion was carbon dioxide, proving that diamond is composed of carbon.
Most natural diamonds are formed at high temperature and pressure at depths of 140 to 190 kilometers (87 to 118 mi) in the Earth's mantle.