Diamonds are the gem of gems. Ancient Greeks thought that diamonds were splinters of stars fallen to Earth, and disputes over diamonds have even led to wars.
What do you know about diamonds?
Have a go at the quiz to see how much of a diamond geezer you are!
Diamonds are very special yet they are made of carbon, a substance found everywhere.
Run the animation to find out where most of them come from.
Looking for diamonds
The environments of some countries are loaded with diamonds. Use the map to find the world’s top ten diamond-producing countries:
What happens to a rough diamond once it’s mined? And why does it cost nearly £600 per carat if you want to buy one?
Follow the links of the diamond chain on the next page