Is it true that diamonds are used to cut other diamonds?

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Bridget
Asked at 2012-04-22 19:30:21
Is it true that diamonds are used to cut other diamonds ?
Answer1AdaiAnswered at 2012-04-22 19:32:09
Diamond is very hard, but hard materials also tend to be fragile. You can scratch a diamond with a hammer , which shows that the diamond is harder than steel. However, if you hit the diamond with a hammer in the right way , the diamond is likely to break . Diamonds are cut and prepared with the formation of several different methods. Can be divided into natural planes of weakness in the structure of the lens with a hammer and chisel steel . A diamond or laser can be used to make a scratch on the diamond , which is then broken with a hammer and chisel steel - a concept not unlike cutting glass . Saw blades with diamond powder impregnated in the cut edge and the laser can also be used for cutting a diamond. Diamond powder is used for polishing diamonds.
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