Fascinating uses for diamonds beyond jewellery making
A diamond has multiple other fascinating uses that goes beyond its symbolism of love and commitment
For many years diamonds have been known for brightening up the lives of many due to its ability to transform into beautiful jewellery creations. From a one of a kind engagement ring to a gorgeous pair of earrings, there’s simply no limit to the magnificent gemstone’s beauty. But, did you know due to the strength and unique properties of a diamond there are multiple other fascinating uses for a diamond that goes beyond its symbolism of love and commitment? Here are a few creative and innovative ways to use a diamond that goes beyond the industry of jewellery making:
DIAMONDS IN THE HEALTH INDUSTRY
When it comes to nanodiamonds they have a series of health benefits
The abilities of a diamond extend beyond its beauty. According to a recent study by a South Wales College, Cardiff University nanodiamonds have a series of health benefits. The tiny diamond particles, that are a thousand times smaller than a human hair, are used to help treat cancer. But how exactly does a small diamond help with the treatment of cancer?
By attaching nanodiamonds to chemotherapy drugs the treatment will become more effective. After the anticancer drug is released into the human body, cancer cells pump them out before they have the time to do the work. Nanodiamonds, however, have the ability to overcome this problem since the cancer cell which usually pumps out the treatment can’t carry the extended diamond particles. The treatment, therefore, remains inside the body.
The other benefits of nanodiamonds are that they are compatible with human cells and that they can reflect light. Scientists use the nanodiamond’s reflective property to monitor the progression of the cells after the patient was given the treatment. Due to the remarkable relationship diamonds have with light, medical researchers have also considered using diamonds for the blind; researchers are testing diamonds on eye implants as well as bionic eyes.
DIAMONDS ASSISTING WITH CAVITIES
Tiny particles of a diamond are placed on the tips of the tools to make it more effective
It’s unreal to imagine that a trip to the dentist can be this glamorous. But, did you know that most dentists use tools tipped with diamonds to drill and polish your cavities? Tiny particles of a diamond are placed on the tips of the tools to make it more abrasive.
DIAMONDS AS A BEAUTY PRODUCT
Reality star, Kim Kardashian had a diamond-flecked spray before her wedding day
It’s no surprise when it comes to celebrities, the rich and famous, that they only use the best beauty products available, i.e. diamond beauty products. For example, the diamond-flecked spray became extremely popular after Kim Kardashian announced she had the treatment done before her wedding to Kanye West. In 2011 Mila Kunis made headlines after having an R93 000 ruby and diamond facial before an award show. Jennifer Lopez also revealed she treats her cellulite with a diamond dust exfoliator.
But, even though a diamond beauty treatment or product sounds like a luxury it’s not just available for celebrities. Many beauty companies have announced that they offer remarkable diamond products that act as an exfoliator as well as a blurring agent for wrinkles.
DIAMONDS AS AN INDUSTRIAL APPLICATION
Diamonds have become extremely effective as cutting, polishing and drilling tools
One of the most common uses of a diamond, besides being made into jewellery, is the use of it in the industrial industry. Due to a diamond’s remarkable strength, they have become extremely effective as cutting, polishing and drilling tools. The use of diamonds as a tool is especially popular in the mining industry as well as in the military. Tiny diamond particles are also used in the oil of the equipment to make the drills and saws more powerful when cutting through a specific material. Diamonds, of course, are also used to cut and polish other diamonds when it comes to jewellery making.
DIAMONDS ARE USED TO REPLACE SILICON IN COMPUTERS
Semiconductors that contain diamonds help make computer devices a lot more affective
A diamond is truly remarkable. Due to its resistance to heat, a diamond can become five times hotter and cool down easier than silicon without having an impact on the performance. A diamond can also tolerate higher voltages. Therefore, latest research has shown that semiconductors that contain diamonds make the electrical current in computer devices a lot more affective, lighter, faster and simpler.
THE USE OF DIAMONDS IN HIGH-END SPEAKERS
Diamonds are used in high-end speakers due to their ability to vibrate at a very high speed
Diamonds have the ability to vibrate rapidly without suffering from any deformation and without affecting or damaging the sound quality. The reason? Diamonds are strong enough to vibrate at a very high speed. Therefore, audiophiles believe diamonds are the best material to use if you’re looking to have the best sound quality. In addition, diamonds are also used in the needle of record players as well as in DJ equipment.
Once again, a diamond keeps on showing its worth. Not only is it possible to enjoy the remarkable gemstone as a jewellery item, but with these innovative uses diamonds have the opportunity to change the world around us, as we know it.