Category : Minerals
Kind : Precious gemstone
Discover as gemstone : 4th century BC
Color : Yellow, brown or gray to colorless, blue, green , black, translucent, white, pink, violet, orange, purple and red.
Region : India, south Africa, USA, Australia, Angola, Brazil, Congo, Lesotho, Central Africa , Republic of sierra Leone and Tanzania.
Shape : octahedral
Shade : Colorless
Brilliancy : Rigid
The word diamond is originated from ancient Greek word (Adamas) meaning unbreakable (hard), proper and unchangeable. Diamond is one of the best known gemstones. Diamond has been used as an ornament by people since ancient times. According to some references Diamond was firstly traced in India. It is very useful in industrial processes and is also used as an ornament because of its hardness and light dispersion property. Multiple organizations have been responsible for grading and certifying diamonds on the basis of 4 characteristics which are color, cut, clarity and carat. Fluorescence of diamond puts a dramatic effect on the nature of the stone. Since 20th century Diamond has been used in jewelries for making engagement rings, necklaces and earrings.
The distribution of white light into shadowy colors is the first sign of gemological character of diamond. In 20th century some methods were developed for classifying Diamonds as a gemstone. There are 4 characteristics that describes a Diamond. These descriptors are carat, cut, color and clarity. Their price range varies depending on the bases of these four characteristics. Carat weight and cut angles are defined mathematically. Clarity and color on the other hand are observed by an expert human eye. Some other characteristics also change the quality and value of a diamond’s beauty e.g. fluorescence and cleanliness.
Symbolism and Belief
Diamond is said to be responsible for controlling different superior powers. A diamond provides success to an individual who carries it benting on his left arm, no matter what condition and what kind of danger he facing. It is good for sleepwalkers and the psychotic, irresponsible and crazy. It also dispossesses lodestone and magnets of their excellence. Compared to a magnet Diamonds can attract iron with more power.
A diamond’s balance can only be broken by spraying it with fresh goat’s blood. Diamond disconcerts poison, keeps off mental disorders and eliminates arrogant worries. Many cultures use religious interruptions to explain the origin and creation of gemstones, and diamonds were no expulsion to this.
Astrological effects of Diamond
Diamond is a very valid gemstone. It is serving as the planet Venus. Diamond is very popular among women because of its beauty and girlish look. Venus is known as the planet of grace, brilliance, comfort and enjoyment so married couples are often advised to wear diamond rings (o.5 to 1 carat) in the middle finger of the left hand. By wearing Diamond a couple can spend a happy and problem free life. You can also visit an Astrologer before buying a Diamond to know if it matches your star or if its the right stone for you birth date. It is considered to be very important to wear a stone which matches your date of birth, otherwise the effects can go wrong.