Chemical Makeup: C (Carbon)
Crystalline structure: A transparent crystal of tetrahedrally bonded carbon atoms
Colors: Clear or colorless, but can reflect many colors
Localities: Central & Southern Africa, Canada, India, Russia, Brazil, Australia, Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana
Astrology: Represents the planet Venus.
Associated Chakra(s): Crown Chakra
Metaphysical Properties: Purity, Commitment
- Diamond is a symbol of purity and fidelity, bringing love and clarity into partnerships, especially romantic. A bonding stone in relationships, amplifying energy and increasing the flow of energy around it.
- Very useful for facilitating the effects of other stones, if used in conjunction with them. Care and awareness should be used, however, as diamond will also amplify negative energies that are present, magnifying them for the purpose of integration.
The pure light of this stone will clearly show any places of stagnation, resistance or hesitation so they can be cleared and transformed.
- A stone of courage and commitment in the face of the unknown, enhancing fearlessness and fortitude.
- Stimulates imagination and inventiveness and provides a link between the day to day mind and the higher wisdom, supporting the soul’s journey toward enlightenment.
- Traditionally it is understood that the power of this stone works most powerfully when diamond is freely given, enhancing and strengthening the connection between the giver and receiver.
- As with all crystals, profound gratitude for the abundance and generosity of the Earth is encouraged when working with this stone.
- Cleanses the aura of any shadow shrouds and stimulates you in shining your unique light in the world.
- Treats glaucoma, problems with eyesight, and brain dysfunctions.
- Clears electromagnetic pollution and can be especially useful in the form of earrings to block cellphone emanations.
- One of the few stones that never needs recharging.
History: Diamonds were first gathered from the rivers and streams of India, supplying India’s wealthy elites, before they became fashionable in Europe. When India’s supply began to decline, diamonds were discovered in Brazil and heavily mined there for more than 150 years. Then the great South African diamond deposits were discovered in the late 1800s.
The market exploded with the abundance of diamonds found in Africa, however along with it came a history of bloodshed and war, leading to the deeming of diamonds as “blood diamonds” or “conflict diamonds.” Fortunately, today it is possible to purchase “conflict-free diamonds” from sources that are certified by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme to be free of conflict.
Interesting facts: Diamond is the hardest natural substance on Earth!
It is also the deepest originating gemstone on Earth, being formed at high temperature and pressure at depths of 87 to 118 miles, brought to the surface by deep volcanic eruptions.