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January 2022

17 January - 21 January 

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

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February 2022

21 February - 25 February

Most diamonds are 1 to 3.3 billion years old.

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March 2022

21 March - 25 March

About 28 000 tons of diamonds are mined each year.

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April 2022

25 April - 29 April

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

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May 2022

23 May - 27 May

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

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June 2022

20 June - 24 June

Diamonds come in every colour.

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July 2022

18 July - 22 July

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

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August 2022

22 August - 26 August

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

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September 2022

19 September - 23 September

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

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October 2022

17 October - 21 October

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

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November 2022

21 November - 25 November

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

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December 2022

No Tenders

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