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Diamond

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Diamond" comes from the Greek adamao, transliterated as "adamao," "I tame" or "I subdue." The adjective "adamas" was used to describe the hardest substance known, and eventually became synonymous with Diamond. It is difficult to determine at what point in history the hardest known substance become Diamond. "Adamas" may have previously referred to the next hardest mineral, corundum -- the gem variety is sapphire -- or to something else altogether. Tracing the history of Diamond is complicated by this problem with names.

Diamonds began appearing in European regalia and jewelry in the 13th and 14th centuries. Diamonds disappeared from Europe for nearly 1,000 years after the rise of Christianity. Roman talismanic and Eastern magical symbolism rendered Diamond abhorrent to the rising new religion.

Astrological : Leo and Aries

METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES

A symbol of purity, the Diamond’s pure white light helps to bring our lives into a cohesive whole.  It brings love and clarity into partnerships, bonding relationships.  Diamond is a sign of commitment and fidelity, and instills trust to relationships and situations.  It inspires the forces of accumulation, attracting the manifestation of abundance.

Diamond is an energy amplifier.  It is a stone that never requires recharging.  It will bring strength and endurance to all energies and will enhance the power of other crystals.  However, beware, as this means Diamond will increase negative energy as well as positive!  Excellent for blocking electromagnetic stress and for protection against cell phone emanations.

Diamond imparts 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.

Diamond allows the soul light to shine out.  It aids spiritual evolution and reminds you of your soul’s aspirations.

Diamonds are great conductors of energy, both physically and spiritually. They are said to amplify whatever energy the wearer is experiencing. This means that anyone depressed should not wear this stone.

Because of Diamonds unique powers of light reflection, this stone is incredible at cleansing all of the chakras, as well as all the layers of the aura. Diamonds are associated with the 7th, or crown, chakra.

Diamonds are often used in a metaphor for our human process of becoming refined, cut and polished: to be a perfect manifestation of light in the physical world.

When considering the use of a Diamond for healing purposes, one must ignore its monetary value and concentrate upon the stone's unique relationship with energy.

Diamond is frequently combined with other gems or crystals. If used with an Aquamarine, a Diamond will increase the cleansing properties and mental soothing that Aquamarine helps to produce. It worn or carried alone, it will amplify the energy of the wearer. Unfortunately, this includes any negative energy the wearer might possess as well.

Some literature contends that the blue light within the color spectrum of a Diamond is beneficial for glaucoma. Diamonds are beneficial to the brain and testicles. Some recommend it for diseases of the bladder but only in desperate cases.

In all cases, the stone needs to touch the skin in order to increase its effectiveness. Emeralds and Amethyst Quartz are especially amplified by Diamonds.

Diamond is powerfully absorbs and amplifies thoughts/attitudes of user, other gems, and wearer's strengths and weaknesses: Prosperity, generosity/ vs. miserly; love vs. distrust; overview, spirituality vs. lust, immediate gratification. Used with loving, clear intent; clears blocks, opens Crown Chakra: spiritual love, peace. Clarity, trust, confidence. Cleanse thoroughly (It can hold our other's previous attitudes, emotions...).

Because of its durability and purity, the Diamond is often given as engagement, wedding, and anniversary gifts as a commitment to never-ending love. The Diamond is also known as the stone of reconciliation.

In addition to Diamond generic properties, specific colours have additional attributes:

Yellow Diamond : Makes us more considerate and thoughtful.

Blue Diamond : Strengthens willpower and inspires us to take better care of our health.

Pink Diamond : Used for creative expression.

Black Diamond : Gives us courage to look within without illusion.

HEALING PROPERTIES

The Diamond is known as a master healer, it breaks up blockages in both the Crown Chakra, and the personality.

Historically, crushed Diamond has been used as a cure for many ailments. A small piece of rough Diamond placed overnight in a glass of water to be drunk during the following morning, has been know as an excellent fortifying remedy for combating stress; especially during periods of exhaustion and convalescence.

Care must be used when wearing a Diamond necklace as it can block the energy flow if the wearer has negative thoughts or feelings.

Diamond purifies and detoxifies all of the body’s systems, rebalancing the metabolism, and building up stamina, strength and treating allergies and chronic conditions.  It also helps glaucoma and clears sight.

Diamond effectively treats dizziness and vertigo, and benefits the brain.  Counteracts poisoning.