I think I read it in some sort of story compilation book, like one of those 'Best science fiction of 1981'-type things. It might have been as old as the 1960s though.

The main character was a young boy who was playing outside when an air-raid siren sounded, and he had to run for the house or be killed by the diamonds falling from the sky.

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    I don't recognise the story. I think that "air-raid siren" suggests not too long after World War II, so perhaps closer to the 60s than the 80s.
    – Blackwood
    Aug 26, 2017 at 0:41
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    I wonder if it's the same story this old question was asking about?
    – user14111
    Aug 26, 2017 at 1:08
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    Is this prompted by the recent simulations of diamond rain formation in conditions similar to those on gas giants?
    – Adamant
    Aug 26, 2017 at 2:24
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    Adamant - yes, that's what made me remember it. I think I read it maybe 20 years ago.
    – tinfins
    Aug 26, 2017 at 4:58


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