The diamond is the birthstone for the month of April and has historically symbolized stability, dependability, and wealth. But did you know that they also have mystic properties?
We are all familiar with diamonds in our culture. We covet the large stones on engagement rings and praise their durability and beauty. Their rarity makes them valuable in our society. They are precious stones, just like the crystals we so commonly keep near us for strength, healing, and energy direction.
Let’s dive into the history of the diamond, and how you can use them to bring about healing and strength in your life.
The History of the Diamond
The word "diamond" comes from the ancient Greek word "adamas," meaning unbreakable, unchangeable, or invincible. Diamonds are believed to be used as a gemstone in India for more than 3,000 years. There’s evidence that they date back up to 6,000 years.
Craftsmen in Stone Age China used diamonds to polish ceremonial axes left in graves. These days, low-quality diamonds are still used in industrial companies for cutting and polishing, but the most common and recognized use for the diamond is in jewelry.
The Physical Properties of a Diamond
Diamonds are made of carbon, which is the most common material on the planet. The diamond is a stone with a range of colors that are most often valued for its colorlessness.
Diamonds are found in kimberlite pipes, which are the roots of ancient volcanos on the continental plate. Diamonds are often found with other kimberlite-based gemstones such as garnet, serpentine, diopside, peridot, calcite, and spinel. Diamonds are also seen in alluvial deposits, which are usually the eroded remains of kimberlite pipes.
Diamonds are found in many areas around the world, including South Africa, India, Russia, Brazil, Australia, Canada, and the state of Arkansas in the USA. Compressed and heated by immense forces, diamonds are formed deep in the mantle of the planet before being brought to the surface by powerful volcanic and geological activity. There are also types of diamond (called carbonado, lonsdaleite, or hexagonal diamond) found in meteorites, though these are usually very small and can have a different anatomical structure than planet-formed diamonds.
Diamond is the only stone rated 10 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, making it the ultimate cutting and polishing tool.
How Can You Use a Diamond?
Diamonds impart fearlessness, invincibility, and fortitude. It clears emotional and mental pain, reducing fear and bringing about new beginnings. Stimulates creativity, inventiveness, imagination, and ingenuity. It brings clarity of mind and aids enlightenment. Diamonds represent marriage and commitment, as they are commonly used in wedding rings. They also represent faithfulness, purity, and innocence.
Different colored diamonds can be used for different things. Some examples include:
Yellow diamond: Increases thoughtfulness and consideration of others
Pink diamond: Increases creativity
Blue diamond: Increases willpower and inspires greater care for personal health
Black diamond: Decreases self-delusion
Diamonds are very rigid physically, making their metaphysical properties even stronger. Keep this in mind when choosing to work with diamonds. You can use them in meditation to open your third eye, and you never need to charge the stone.
Diamond's unique ability to reflect and refract light is thought to draw clarity to its wearer. This may be one reason why the stone has long been prized as a powerful talisman with healing properties, especially for the mind. It is believed that diamonds can help activate the crown chakra, enhancing the connection between mind and body while detaching the mind from unwanted patterns.
By Jessica Wettig Hendrix, Guest Author
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