World's Oldest Diamonds

Recently it was reported that scientists discovered what they believe to be the world’s oldest diamonds beneath the Australian outback. Australian and German researchers believe that these diamonds date back a stunning 4+ billion years, making these diamonds almost as old as our 4.5 billion year old planet! These fifty gems were found inside the Jack Hills region of Australia and are quite small, with the largest diamond measuring only 70 microns, making it quite invisible to the naked eye. These diamonds found not only have major implications for those interested in diamonds, but geologists studying the Earth’s formation believe this to be a major find, as these diamonds found could force a rethink about how our earth was formed.