DIAMOND QUIZ

Think you know enough about the world’s most precious gem? Take our diamond quiz and test your knowledge.

1. WHEN WERE DIAMONDS FORMED?
2. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE FIRST DIAMOND DISCOVERED IN SOUTH AFRICA BY THEN 15 YEAR OLD ERASMUS JACOBS?
3. WHAT YEAR WAS THE FIRST DIAMOND DISCOVERED IN SOUTH AFRICA?
4. TRUE OR FALSE. THE NAME KIMBERLITE WAS DERIVED FROM THE SOUTH AFRICAN TOWN OF KIMBERLEY WHERE THE FIRST DIAMONDS WERE FOUND IN THIS TYPE OF ROCK.
5. THE CULLINAN IS THE LARGEST DIAMOND EVER DISCOVERED. HOW MANY CARATS DID THE ROUGH DIAMOND WEIGH?
6. TRUE OR FALSE. ONLY A DIAMOND CAN CUT ANOTHER DIAMOND.
7. WHEN WAS THE FIRST DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING GIVEN?
8. DIAMONDS ARE GRADED USING A UNIVERSAL SYSTEM THAT ASSESSES THE STONE ON ITS COLOUR, CLARITY, CARAT WEIGHT AND CUT, COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE 4C’S. WHICH OF THE 4C’S INFLUENCES MOSTLY A DIAMOND’S FIRE, BRILLIANCE AND SCINTILLATION?
9. TRUE OF FALSE. THE CLOSER A DIAMOND’S COLOUR IS TO COLOURLESS ‘D’, THE MORE RARE AND VALUABLE IT IS.
10. HOW MANY FACETS ARE THERE IN A ROUND BRILLIANT CUT DIAMOND?

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