I found out that diamonds consist entirely of carbons singly bonded to other carbons, and it made me curious as to what other elements could form the same structure. Silicon came to mind, being in the same group as Carbon, but I believe I read about it being too big to form the structure of a diamond.
The next element to come to mind was sulfur because it was the next element that could form solely single bonds, fill its valence shell (by reaching into the d orbital), and have a neutral formal charge.
So can sulfur atoms form 6 single bonds with 6 other sulfur atoms? Can those, in turn, be connected to each other in a three-dimensional shape like a prism? Would having 6 bonds make the molecule stronger than that of a diamond?