Activists view their moral case for the return of the diamonds as unanswerable, but it runs up against many complications.
Some rocks will burn, and others will melt, depending on how they were formed and what minerals they contain.
The volcanic eruptions that bring diamonds to Earth’s surface are driven by ‘pillars of heat’ stretching deep inside the planet.
Although King Charles will have a low-key ceremony this coronation, the Crown Jewels will still figure prominently. An exploration of the jewels tells a tale of exploitation, rape and pillage.
Diamonds form alongside a distinct purple companion. We studied it to reach a conclusion about how rare they might actually be.
An unusual folded shape in a meteorite prompted scientists to dive deep into a rabbit hole – discovering a potential new way to make specially shaped diamonds in the lab.
Geology experts explain why coloured diamonds are so much rarer than clear ones – and why the newly discovered Lulo Rose might become the most expensive diamond in history.
In today’s episode, we hear from two women who talk about how diamond mines in the Northwest Territories have negatively impacted women and girls and perpetuated gender violence.
While marketing has made diamond rings a symbol of heteronormative happy endings, women from the Northwest Territories tell a different story about their experiences with the diamond mines.
Ancient blobs deep inside the Earth gather together and break apart like continents, according to new research.
Smaller diamonds are so common that some can be purchased for cheaper than a tank of petrol. Larger diamonds are an entirely different story.
Our research marks the first case of both normal diamonds, as well as Londaleite, being produced in a lab setting using only intense pressure.
Surrounded by skyscrapers and high-end boutiques, 47th Street continues to operate like an Old World bazaar, with million-dollar deals sealed by handshakes and insured by a family’s reputation.
The Khamas have dominated Botswana’s politics since the 1870s, but they are now a discredited, spent force.
Serious challenges lie ahead for Botswana’s governing party as it celebrates retaining power.
Whether forged by geological processes or laboratory techniques, diamonds are diamonds. Their unique properties mean they have applications that are not bling-related as well.
The world’s biggest diamond company is to sell synthetic gemstones for the first time.
The diamonds and dollars soon disappear from view.
Commonwealth Games netball is an intensely physical and competitive affair. It’s a far cry from netball’s roots – the game was designed to shape women into model middle-class citizens.
Why do we attach sentimental value to objects and other things?