Hey guys! So, yesterday, I watched not one but four documentaries! I watched two Explained documentaries and I watched one Rotten documentary and another documentary that my dad had on. In today’s post, I am going to be writing about the first documentary that I watched which was Explained: Diamonds. I really enjoyed this documentary and learning about diamonds! I learned a lot of new things and really excited to share!
Now that I’m really into watching documentaries, I have opened up the doors for the amount of things that I can now watch on Netflix. Before getting into documentaries, there was not a whole lot of things that I watched. For the most part, I mainly binge watched Gilmore Girls (the best show to ever exist), Pretty Little Liars, and Gossip Girl. Now, I am a lot more open to watching other things and giving things a try. My family and I are now currently watching The Circle and it’s hilarious. I’m glad that I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and trying new fun and educational things. I know I’ve said this maybe 1000 times but, I really encourage you guys to watch documentaries and give it a try.
Anyways, I watched a documentary about Diamonds and I’m excited to share what I learned!
Things I Liked:
- I loved how the documentary captures the what diamonds mean to people. In other words, diamonds are usually a symbol of love and forever because you know, diamond rings!
- Explained is my favorite because I love how they break everything down into a way you can understand. I love the visuals and the stories of other people, it makes things more relatable and enjoyable to watch.
Things I Learned:
- Diamonds are made of carbon.
- Diamonds form with a pressure of 5-6 gigapascal which is like 10 elephants standing on your big toe.
- In the 1950’s through 1990’s many brides received diamond rings so the demand increased rapidly.
- Primary consumers of diamonds are men.
- Russia is the largest supplier of diamonds in the world.
- Diamonds are judged on the 4 C system (Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat)
- In order to cut a diamond, you have to use another diamond to cut it.
- The diamond is a product of heat, time, and capitalism.
I hope you all enjoyed and learned something new! Please stay safe and take care of yourself!