Diamonds are a world's best friends

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Diamonds are a world's best friends

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A team of researchers based in Germany, America, France and at Warwick University has conducted laboratory experiments that strongly suggest that it rains high carat diamonds deep down inside Uranus and Neptune.
The cores of these gas giants are reckoned to be coated in diamonds that have fallen through the slushy interior. Uranus and Neptune are 15 and 17 times the mass of the Earth, respectively. Five-thousand miles below the surfaces of these planets, hydrogen and carbon are squeezed under extreme pressures to form diamonds that may be millions of carats in weight, far higher than the Great Star of Africa at a mere 530.4 carats.
Over thousands of years, the diamonds slowly sink to accumulate around the cores of these planets.
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That's what happens if one squeezes a girl too much.

Ends up with a diamond. :)

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Now that you mention it David, it's possible to have the ashes of a deceased one turned into diamond that can be ring-mounted, as was demonstrated by a lady on TV some years ago.
She held up her hand to show viewers her single-mounted diamond made from the ashes of her late husband. The price? A cool £15,000.
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Diamond geezer!
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