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You need to use other radioactive decay schemes (e.g., uranium-lead) to date inclusions in diamonds.
We find diamonds as inclusions in the (rather ordinary looking) volcanic rock known as kimberlite.
Diamond is the hardest substance known, so its interior should be very resistant to contamination.
Carbon-dating Carbon dating, like other radiometric dating methods, requires certain assumptions that cannot be scientifically proved.
These include the starting conditions, the constancy of the rate of decay, and that no material has left or entered the sample.
Carbon dating has a certain margin of error, usually depending on the age and material of the sample used.
Carbon-14 has a half-life of about 5730 years, and therefore it is used to date biological samples up to about 60,000 years in the past.