Diamonds from the sky
Posted on Friday, March 18 2016 10:48:00 AM in Press by SEAH® LLC
Everyone here at SEAH® designs considers themselves a bit of an amateur astronomer. With this latest news on diamonds you may find us looking up at the sky a little more often, but now we’ll be on the lookout for falling asteroids instead of planets and constellations.
The Bad Astronomy blog reports that a team of scientists has published results helping to prove the idea that when an asteroid hits the earth the intense heat and pressure that is generated is so powerful that diamonds can be created out of carbon as a result of this impact. These diamonds, called lonsdaleite, are not thought to be created on earth, and have only been found in meteors.
What does this mean? Well, we can’t make any promises, but if an asteroid happens to land in SEAH®’s backyard we see a special line of SEAH jewelry featuring lonsdaleite diamonds in the future.