Xenolith

Did you know
that diamonds are unique
when compared to every other gemstone?
They are
the only precious stone
that requires
incredibly precise conditions
in order to be made.

A hundred miles below the surface
a tenth of the heat of our Sun
and about seven hundred and twenty-five
thousand
pounds of pressure
per square inch.
That’s about two adult blue whales
per
square
inch.
Let that sink in.

In fact,
most of the diamonds we have today
started forming about
three million years ago,
and only a select few
ever reach the surface,
hence their rarity.

So yeah,
you may be going through some hard times
but so did every diamond
that this earth created.
Just give it time, child,
and you’ll dazzle, too.

~LT

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