A diamond is one of the most desired jewels on the earth. Though they are plentiful, through the illusion of scarcity and the perception of beauty many are willing to pay large amounts of money for them.

They are worn set in rings, earrings, bracelets, brooches, tiaras, and necklaces. Diamonds are often synonymous with engagement rings.

But diamonds also have industrial uses like cutting, drilling, and polishing.

Natural diamonds are formed when carbon containing materials at a high temperature are under pressure 87 – 118 miles inside of the Earth’s mantle.

Coal was commonly once thought to be that source of carbon but there are arguments that it actually isn’t.

However, I’m not here to argue that point.

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Whatever the carbon materials are that transform into diamonds would most like be considered unsuitable for the jewelry that diamonds are set in.

Taking coal for example. I don’t think there are many that would want to have a chunk of coal sitting on their ring finger.

It is the extreme pressure that turns the carbon material into a beautiful gem. On the Mohs scale of mineral hardness diamonds are a 10.

Diamonds are known for their hardness and they aren’t easily breakable.


It is the same with people. Through the good times, we don’t learn much about ourselves.

It’s through the rough times when we are put under pressure that we begin to develop specific qualities and learn things about ourselves that we never knew.

It is under the pressures of life that we transform into diamonds. We aren’t as easy to break as we develop and maintain spiritual strength.

Though it isn’t pleasant, some of the worst situations we through in life shape us into the people that we are today.

If not for those situations you wouldn’t be exactly who you are right now. That is the silver lining.

Love and light,

Alice Coaxum