Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein
The earliest diamonds were found in the 4th century B.C. in India.
Composed of mostly carbon that’s been subjected to extremely high temperatures and pressure, the name ‘diamond’ comes from the Greek word adamas, translated ‘unconquerable, invincible.’
Known as the “king of gems” for its perfect structure, unique light refraction, and hardness ( a perfect 10 on the 1-10 Mohs Scale), Diamond is considered the master healer.
A sign of fidelity, Diamond never needs recharging. In fact, it’s said to enhance the properties of other crystals. It offers fearlessness, clears emotional pain, stimulates creativity, and attracts abundance.
Physically, Diamond detoxifies all the systems in the body, clears sight, treats vertigo and allergies, and thwarts poison.
Diamond is listed as the sixth stone in the breastplate of the Jewish high priest and was said to reveal the guilt or innocence of an accused person. During the Middle Ages, Diamond worn in a ring was thought to serve as an antidote to poison.
Until the middle of the 18th century, it was believed that India was the only source of diamonds in the world. But a teenager exploring a riverbank in South Africa discovered what turned out to be a more than 2000-carat diamond! Shortly after, the Kimberly Mine came into operation.
In 1880, an Englishman formed De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd. to help control the supply of diamonds. But by that time, demand was down, as more people were choosing colored gemstones (emeralds, rubies, sapphires) for their engagement stones.
It wasn’t until 1947, when an advertising agency came up with the slogan ‘A diamond is forever’ that the popularity of the gemstone surged. Today, more than three-fourths of engagement rings sold contain diamond stones.
Besides their function as gemstones, Diamonds are used industrially as an abrasive, embedded into metal drill bits for drilling oil wells, to enhance the performance of high-quality speakers, and in small mechanical devices. And, for those looking to preserve their loved ones after death, some companies now are turning cremated ashes into diamonds.
Diamond is the traditional birthstone for those born in April, as well as the anniversary stone for those celebrating 10 or 60 years.
Feng Shui practitioners consider Diamond an “energy disperser” that should be placed in any window to act as a prism radiating light and energy.
Metaphysical healers advise using Diamond to balance the Crown Chakra, helping connect us to universal truth and remain unruffled by setbacks.
Note: The claims here aren’t meant to take the place of medical advice. They’re based on folklore and other sources, and likely “work” best if one’s belief is strong enough!