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Diamond Life, Diamond Dreams! Quiz No. 3 in the Diamonds Quiz Series – What do you know about Diamonds? (Part 3)

Diamond collage created by Robert Weldon.

Welcome to the third quiz in my Diamonds Quiz series. I have provided here 12 further, must-know facts about diamonds; buying diamonds and the diamonds trade.

Enjoy completing the quiz and do share it with your friends, and social networks. You may choose to leave your score, and/or comments, in the section below. Good-luck.

Furthermore; if you wish to check out my earlier quizzes on Diamonds; click here – Diamonds Quiz: No.1 and  – Diamonds Quiz: No. 2 Thanks.

  • Question of

    If the cut grade of a diamond is higher; what does this mean for the diamond?

    • That the diamond will be heavier
    • That the diamond will be brighter
    • That the diamond will be sharper
    • That the diamond will be more colourful
  • Question of

    Which of the following sizes of diamonds is not known as a “magic size” weight?

    • 0.1 carat
    • 0.5 carat – Half a carat
    • 0.75 carat – Three-quarters of a carat
    • 1,00 – One carat
  • Question of

    When diamonds reach the so-called “magic sizes”; which of the following applies?

    • The value per carat decreases rapidly
    • The value per carat increases rapidly
    • The value per carat decreases slightly
    • The value per carat increases slightly
  • Question of

    How old are most diamonds?

    • About ten thousand years old
    • About fifty thousand years old
    • About ten million years old
    • About a billion years old
  • Question of

    What is the technical name, for the “areas of light and dark”, within a beautiful, dazzling diamond; called?

    • Pattern
    • Fire
    • Scintillation
    • Brightness
  • Question of

    In costing diamonds; ‘If a 1-carat diamond weighs the same as four 0.25-carat diamonds (and all have equal quality in terms of clarity, colour and cut). Which of these govern their values’?

    • The 1-carat diamond is worth the same as the four 0.25-carat diamonds put together
    • The 1-carat diamond is worth slightly less than the four 0.25-carat diamonds put together
    • The 1-carat diamond is about half the value of the four 0.25-carat diamonds put together
    • The 1-carat diamond is worth much more than the four 0.25-carat diamonds put together
  • Question of

    What is the generic name or grades that refer to the inclusions and blemishes that can be seen in a diamond?

    • Cut grades
    • Clarity grades
    • Colour grades
    • Pattern grades
  • Question of

    How hard is a diamond?

    • A diamond is about as hard as a ruby, or an emerald
    • A diamond is one of the hardest objects in the world
    • A diamond is about as hard as reinforced concrete
    • A diamond is the hardest object in the world
  • Question of

    Which of the following are threatening to a diamond’s stability?

    • Sudden and extreme temperature changes
    • Sudden and extreme pressure changes
    • Immersing the diamond in cold water
    • Immersing the diamond in oil
  • Question of

    What optical magnification is used to examine the sizes, reliefs, numbers, and positions of inclusions and blemishes in a diamond?

    • 3 times (3x)
    • 5 times (5x)
    • 8 times (8x)
    • 10 times (10x)
  • Question of

    Which one of the following is the brightness of a diamond, not a function of?

    • The polish of the diamond
    • The symmetry of the diamond
    • The proportions of the diamond
    • The number of facets on the diamond
  • Question of

    Which of the following elements are diamonds made from, and bonded in?

    • Hydroxides
    • Nitrates
    • Carbon
    • Sulphur

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