When I worked in a jewellery factory I remembered what the owner of
that company tell his son..."Marvin, when you make jewellery, always
use diamonds!" To this day, I have always remembered his poetic
In my growing line of casino-jewellery, which now exceeds 86 pieces,
every item has diamonds. From a little.05 pointer all the way up to
4.55 carats in a 'humongous' gents ring. In fact, my 'total' diamond
usage is now 77.50 carats.
Hope you never have a fire where you keep your diamonds as they burn
real good. All they are good for is industrial use. Diamond is only
carbon that made under pressure and De Beers
Hope you never have a fire where you keep your diamonds as they
burn real good. All they are good for is industrial use. Diamond is
only carbon that made under pressure and De Beers
Roy- Yes they are only carbon. However a house fire would not harm
them. It takes a s**t ton of direct heat to smoke a diamond. Even
then they can be re faceted to their original shine. If they "burned"
they wouldn't survive the heat and pressure it takes to make them.
Trust me on this. I've done restoration to house fired damaged
jewelry and silverware.
If they "burned" they wouldn't survive the heat and pressure it
takes to make them.
Diamonds are formed under oxygen-free conditions. They will burn in
air at 1520 degrees F. Temperatures of up to 1800 degrees F are
commonly seen in house fires, and sometimes up to 2200.
Having suffered a house fire that burned to the ground I can tell
you that yes house fires can get to 1800 degrees, but not the entire
house only in hot spots. I found jewelry stored away from the
farthest heat that was undamaged other than once removed from bags
it was smelly. THe fire was being fed by a torpedo sized oxygen tank
that exploded that I had for 'emergencies' due to night time O2
use(never again shall I have a torpedo). I found gemstones that were
heat damaged as in the color was changed as well as amber fractured
and yet not too far away I found things that were fine. My diamonds
stored in my desktop jewelers bench(from RIo thank you rio) and my
pliers and tools in there were fine. Wet smelled like smoke but
So you are all correct because no two fires are the same.