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January 2023

23 January - 26 January 

The biggest known diamond in the universe is a star named Lucy.

February 2023

20 February - 28 February

Most diamonds are 1 to 3.3 billion years old.

March 2023

20 March - 23 March

About 28 000 tons of diamonds are mined each year.

April 2023

17 April - 20 April

Diamonds are nearly 100% carbon and are made up of a single element.

May 2023

15 May - 18 May

Diamonds are the hardest natural substance on earth. In fact, the only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond.

June 2023

19 June - 22 June

Diamonds come in every colour.

July 2023

17 July - 20 July

The earliest diamonds were found in India in the 4th century BC.

August 2023

21 August - 24 August

Diamonds are named after the ancient Greek word "adamas" which means unbreakable.

September 2023

18 September - 21 September

The largest stone is called the "Star of Africa I" and at 530 carats , is the largest cut diamond in the world.

October 2023

23 October - 26 October

Diamonds are formed deep within the earth, under intense heat and pressure.

November 2023

20 November - 23 November

The Greeks believed diamonds were the tears of the gods, and the Romans thought they were shards from the stars.

December 2023

No Tenders

A diamond over one carat in weight is one in a million.

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