All diamonds are pure carbon, but minute impurities in each stone identify the mine and the host rock they are extracted from. This is their “fingerprint.” Until recently, specialized equipment did not exist to detect these impurities. Now experts can inventory these “fingerprints” and match them to a mine with the same chemical composition. This can provide a diamond’s provenance, aid in proving theft, and enable recovery of stolen diamonds.
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