National Black Diamond Month

A type of diamond that flies under the radar of most people is the black diamond. This type of diamond is actually more valuable than colorless diamonds because they are found in fewer places. Black diamonds are not mined but are instead found in streams, and so far, all of them have been sourced from Brazil and the Central African Republic.

Although these diamonds are known to have been formed some 3.8 billion years ago, no one is really sure how they were formed. This has led to some people speculating that black diamonds were formed in outer space and arrived on Earth in an asteroid. As of yet, that theory hasn’t been confirmed or denied by scientists.

Regardless of how or where black diamonds have come from, there is one thing for certain: they are quickly becoming a popular type of diamond, especially among men. That’s not surprising considering they’re still somewhat exotic and that they look cool. Their popularity has resulted in people making the month of January National Black Diamond Month.

The History of National Black Diamond Month

National Black Diamond Month was created in 2015 by Carole Shoshana. She runs a site that sells jewelry that has spiritual significance. Although this month originally took off slowly, more and more people are discovering it after learning about black diamonds.

Some Quick Facts About Black Diamonds

Anyone looking for more facts about black diamonds has come to the right place. We’ve gathered quite a few facts about them below that we feel most people will find educational.

  • Black diamonds have a polycrystalline structure. That means they’re actually made of millions of smaller black crystals.
  • Black diamonds are stronger than conventional diamonds.
  • Even though they’re exceptionally hard, they are brittle.
  • Black diamonds don’t sparkle like colorless diamonds because they absorb light.
  • It can take up to a year to cut a black diamond.
  • In some cultures, black diamonds are considered a blessing, and in others, they’re seen as a curse.

Observing National Black Diamond Month

National Black Diamond Month is observed by learning more about black diamonds and considering whether this is a gemstone that you might want to own. People can also use this month for a bit of self-reflection to think about the things that occupy their heart and their dreams. To spread the word about this month, people can use the hashtag #BlackDiamondMonth on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
January 1 Monday
Next year (2025)
January 1 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
January 1 Sunday