A Glittery Reminder


Part 3



This is Ken Ham, publisher of the award-winning magazine for the family called Answers.


Have you ever wondered how we got diamonds? It’s popular to claim they’re billions of years old—and we’ve all heard the saying, “Diamonds are forever.” But they’re really not!

See, diamonds have been tested for traces of carbon-14. Now, Carbon-14 is only detectable up to eighty thousand years, at most. So, if diamonds are billions of years old, there shouldn’t be any carbon-14 in them. But there was!

Diamonds aren’t billions of years old. They were created by God at the beginning and brought closer to the surface during the unique conditions of the global flood.

Next time you see a diamond, remember: it’s an example of God’s mercy … even in judgment.

Dig Deeper

About Ken Ham

Ken Ham is the CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis-US, the highly acclaimed Creation Museum, and the world-renowned Ark Encounter. Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America.

Ken Ham’s Daily Email

Email me with Ken’s daily email:

Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Learn more

  • Customer Service 800.778.3390