Question by  doglady (25)

What are some uses for diamonds?

Some uses other than jewelry.


Answer by  HawaiianGirl (6906)

Diamonds are most commonly used for jewelry, but you can also find diamond encrusted items such as cell phone covers. There are also clothing and shoes with diamonds.


Answer by  ChemDoc (154)

Other uses mostly depend upon its extreme hardness. It is used widely as a superior abrasive material/coating. It's also relatively inert, and may be used as a chemically resistant material/coating.


Answer by  Leanan (234)

Diamonds are one of the hardest known materials, and as such they can be used for tools such as diamond-tipped drills. Diamond powder is used in some cosmetics to add shine and sparkle. Diamonds can be used to polish and cut other materials, including other diamonds. Diamond powder can be used as an abrasive.


Answer by  Gamerz (133)

Diamonds are used for drilling and for high pressure experiments carried out by scientists. These utilise the fact that diamonds are the hardest material on Earth.


Answer by  AlexW (407)

Diamonds can be used for other things than jewelry, such as use in manufacturing processes of other very hard materials. One of the most common uses of diamonds is to cut glass.


Answer by  ijlalnoor (2656)

Diamond is the hardest substance known of, so it is used in cutting tools of various types from saws to drill bits. Other uses of Diamond includes being used as abrasives and to polish hard substances.

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