South African Diamond on Kimberlite Matrix
The diamond is the hardest mineral known on earth. The actual hardness varies among diamonds. Diamond is used to cut other diamonds when making jewelry. They are found in a variety of different colors, however, the most common used in jewelry is the colorless variety. Natural diamonds of inferior quality, along with man made diamonds, are used for industrial cutting applications.
The image shown here is a watercolor painting done by Mineral and Nature Artist, Frederick C. Wilda