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Diamond cutting. Artwork showing the stages involved in cutting diamond. The sequence begins with a raw octahedral diamond crystal (top left) and ends with a multifaceted polished diamond (bottom right). The raw regions of the diamond are yellow and the cut regions are blue. Diamonds are a hard crystalline form of carbon. They are used in jewellery and in industry as a material for cutting tools.
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