You know it looks great in rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and more, but did you know that the diamond is a scientific all-star? Here are just 5 ways different scientific fields use our favorite sparkly gem Because they cut so well, diamonds are used to create blades for precision cutting tools Due to their conductive properties, diamonds are used as heat sinks to draw excess heat away from electronics Tiny diamonds are used in gears and bearings in small mechanical systems like your wristwatch They’re so good at buffing and shining that diamonds are used to polish other gems! Physicists use diamond anvil cells for ultra-high pressure experiments Who knew the sparkliest gem out there contributes so much to everyday life and general human knowledge? Of course, you probably don’t want to wear an anvil cell or a watch bearing around your neck. Which is why the diamonds we chose for our Holiday Diamond Dream giveaway are lookers, not doers. The diamonds (there are 3) in the gorgeous pendant we’re giving away are 88-cut and 1.0 ctw – which means they’re cut to shine and sparkle like no other. And you get a matching 16-inch white gold chain to suspend them on. What we’re saying is that there are science diamonds, and then there are dream diamonds. Go here to make this dream diamond your very own! Start a Conversation Cancel a Conversation Connect with Enter your WordPress.com blog URL http://.wordpress.com Proceed Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.