Diamond is a metastable allotrope of carbon, where the carbon atoms are arranged in a variation of the face-centered cubic crystal structure called a diamond lattice.  Diamond is renowned as a material with superlative physical qualities, most of which originate from the strong covalent bondng between its atoms. In particular, diamond has the highest hardness and thermal conductivity of any bulk material. Diamond is the Birthstone of May.

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