The particles in our diamond compound are produced under high pressure and temperature using state of the art technology, and offer the ultimate in manufactured strength and resistance. Our diamond has a strong, blocky, cubo-octahedral shape with pronounced cutting surfaces that will not peel away into smaller crystals. We only use premium diamond and offer three types of Diamond Paste (natural diamond, synthetic diamond and polycrystalline diamond). Our Diamond Compound is available in jars or syringes in a wide range of sizes (1/10 micron (250000 mesh) - 100 micron(170 mesh)) as an oil, water or water oil/ base. We also carry a special dental formula. Check out the article written in Fine Woodworking , Issue 242 (October 2014), where they talk about sharpening their woodworking tools with our diamond compound.