LarryC: I have been reading articles about the imminent collapse of the diamond cartel for at least twenty years. Last time it was supposed to be huge new diamond deposits discovered in Canada, I think. Or maybe Australia? No wait, it was Brazil.
Anyway, huge new diamond deposits continue to be discovered and it never makes a difference.
gilrain: However, technically they're visually indistinguishable with anything less than a full gemology lab.
newdaddy: You know, is it possible the Russians are BSing in their claim "twice as hard as normal diamonds"? And if not, what is the difference? I'd surely like to hear the insight of a materials scientist (one that doesn't have any skin in the game.)
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