Diamond dust is essentially the leftover material from cutting diamonds. It is extremely hard and has a wide variety of uses. Items made with this dust are considered to be of high quality and are used in a variety of things in various industries from construction to the beauty industry.
One such use is for the blade of a saw. Diamond blade saws, used in construction, can be circular, blade or frame set. The diamond dust inset in the edges of these saws make them incredibly sharp and able to cut through hard surfaces such as granite, marble and tile. This dust is also used for industrial drills, grinders and files.
Diamond dust is also used both as an industrial polish and a preventative. As a high-quality abrasive, it can be used to polish other surfaces to a nice shine. On the other hand, it is also used in industrial abrasion-resistant coatings.
It is no surprise that the only thing that can cut a diamond is another diamond. As a result, saws used to cut other diamonds, called scaifs, have diamond dust on their cutting surfaces.
Another use is in the beauty market. Nail files that are made with it are considered to be premium files that stay sharp and last for a long time. They are generally made of steel and then coated with diamond dust particles. The dust is also added to some brands of nail polish and nail treatments to resist chipping of the enamel and to strengthen the nail.
Diamond dust has also gone high-tech. Makers of flat screen televisions are incorporating it in the TV's nanotechnology. Researchers have found that these microscopic diamond particles emit electrons at a lower voltage than any other known substance, which makes it possible to change the size and shape of the average television.
Still another use is the more obvious area of jewelry. Necklaces and earrings that feature industrial diamond dust encased behind quartz crystals is just one way the dust can be used.