Hey there, First of all I want to apologize for my English, haha. So for a project I came up with the idea of making diamond. It sounds a bit impossible, but I've found some good theories (and proven) experiments. 1 is with pure alcohol, and the other one is about making diamond with a blowtorch. I've found the last one the most interesting, mostly because it's relatively simple to do.. Okay, so here's the link of the video with the blowtorch: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14505109 Some things I noticed in that documentary: 1. It's an ethyl-blowtorch (I hope that's the English way of writing it..). So probably it's only mixed with pure oxygen, to get a good mixture for the flame. But maybe it's mixed with other elements? 2. The little 'iron' plate under the flame is probably graphite or platinum, because it has to withstand huge temperatures (min. 2500 C*). I thought of graphite, because it can withstand this huge temperature + It's made out of C-atoms, so maybe that's better for making diamond? 3. There seems to be some kind of cooling-system underneath the flame and the plate. This could just be cold water? So I've got some questions, which I can hope some of you could answer: 1. Where do you guys think the plate with the flame is made off? 2. Do the C-atoms from the plate produce the diamond or from the flame itself? 3. Could it really be an ethyl-blowtorch, or could it be something else? 4. Could someone explain the chemical reactions that are finding place in this documentary. Because I still got many question marks. 5. Is it only ethyl+oxygen or is something else blended trough the gas-mixture. Maybe you guys know a better way to produce diamond. Feel free to let me know, because at this moment I'm a bit stuck (Reason why I'm on an American site). Thanks a lot for helping me! I know it's a lot to ask for, so pardon me for that!