Diamond

The diamond is the king of the stones, and a real precious stone. Diamonds are the symbol of beauty and love. Diamonds are thought to better relationships and increase inner strength. Other benefits of wearing diamonds were said to include sense of balance and clarity of mind. It also symbolizes eternal love. Natural diamonds are very rare which makes it a special gift for someone closest to your heart. Diamond is from the Greek word Adamas which means invincible.

Diamonds are the hardest natural element on earth. It comes in a variety of color depending on its type of impurities. The most desirable color is white with clarity D. The factors that determine the value and quality of a diamond is referred to as the 4C’s which stands for cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. You can read more about diamonds from our blog here.

Throughout the Middle Ages, diamonds had been considered to carry healing powers and treat health conditions specifically on sicknesses coming from the brain and the pituitary gland. By heating the diamond and taking it to bed, it was believed to remove the toxic substances crippling the body. When combined with other gemstones like Amethyst, diamonds were thought to boost energy and bring back balance and clarity of the wearer.
Diamonds are deemed “King of all Birthstones,” and could be the perfect present for people born in April.

History of Diamonds

It seems that in 2500 BC the Chinese used diamond to polish other gemstones. Around the same period, in India people already wore diamond jewellery. There are quite some legends attached to this incredible and most famous gemstone. Also, lots of magical or healing powers have been assigned to the diamond. Diamonds are the symbol of wealth and are part of many crown jewels. Diamonds are a rare and valuable minerals and come in many colours, with white as the most common and wanted colour.

Category Native Mineral
Chemical Formula C
Crystal system Cubic
Color Typically yellow, brown, or gray to colorless. Rarely a diamond can be blue, green, black, translucent white, pink, violet, orange, purple, or red.
Hardness 10
Luster Adamantine
Streak Colorless
Specific gravity 3.52

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