A Diamond Not in the Rough

A woman entered a jewelry store and immediately voiced her complaint.  “Yesterday, you sold my husband a diamond ring, but it’s the wrong size.”  “No problem, madam,” replied the jeweler, “We can easily adjust the finger size.”  “You don’t understand,” said the wife, “You sold him a one-carat diamond and my finger takes a five-carat diamond.”  Someone has well stated, “When it comes to jewelry – “What he can afford she doesn’t want and what she wants he can’t afford.”  This is especially true when it comes to diamonds, where the price difference between the fake (cubic zirconia) and the real can be thousands of dollars.  But leave it to the God-given and ingenious mind of the Jew to come up with a solution – grow your own! They are known as pure-grown diamonds and here’s how it’s done.  The same conditions that turn carbon into diamonds deep underground are recreated in the laboratory.  Using (a microwave chamber, hydrogen-methane gases, and pulsating energy rays) a tiny carbon dust particle from a pre-existing diamond is grown into a full-grown one.  It is then laser cut, polished, and certified – with exactly the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as other diamonds; all done in about two months.  And the difference in price is due to not having the massive cost of expensive mine excavation.  As well, there are also the environmental benefits, such as – lower emissions output, untouched sensitive ecosystems, etc.

The bottom line?  These diamonds are turning out to be a guy’s best friend (and a jeweler’s worst nightmare).

DIAMONDS: THEY ARE ALSO A
CREATIONIST’S BEST FRIEND

When you look at a diamond, you’re supposed to have four c’s in mind: (colour, clarity, cut, carat), however,  I would like to add a fifth to the list, “c” for carbon.  Here’s why.  God used four steps to make diamonds.  One, He put carbon over 100 miles below the earth’s surface.  Two, He heated the carbon to 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit.  Three, He squeezed the carbon under 800,000 pounds of pressure per square inch.  And four, He quickly rushed the carbon towards the earth’s surface to cool (we believe through volcanic means at the time of the flood).  But the Creator also put something else into the diamond, carbon fourteen.  Carbon fourteen atoms are rare (compared to the rest of the various kinds of carbon atoms).  They are also unstable (having a shelf life measured in the thousands of years).  And it is this last “c” feature of diamonds that causes creationists to look so fondly upon them.  You see, according to evolutionists, the earth is billions of years old (4.5 billion to be exact) and therefore so are diamonds (3.5 billion to be exact).  This means that there should be no carbon fourteen atoms found in diamonds, because if there were any they would have dissolved billions of years ago (since carbon fourteen atoms only have a shelf life in the thousands of years).  But when diamonds undergo radiocarbon dating, using the accelerator mass specometer, they are found to contain a fair amount of carbon fourteen atoms.  How can this be?  It’s not like the diamonds picked up carbon fourteen atoms from somewhere else (diamonds are the hardest substance known to exist, far too hard for any outside contaminant to enter).   No, there’s only one logical answer for this – anything that still contains the carbon fourteen atom was made thousands, not billions, of years ago.