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This Months Birthstone

October Birthstone Opal

Diamond

Properties, Meanings, Powers & Uses

"The King of Crystals"

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ˈdī-(ə-)mənd

The diamond is not only the hardest precious gemstone, it is in fact the hardest mineral on this Earth. That fact, combined with it’s brilliant fire and exceptional luster, has made the diamond one of the most prized gemstones in the world.  The ancient Greeks named this stone adamas, meaning ‘invincible’, ‘indestructible’.

Said to be given/exchanged for marriage as it is told to instill the aspect of trust into relationships, as well as represent innocence, and impart fidelity.

Scientific Properties

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Mohs Hardness of 10 with a cubic crystal structure.

Diamonds are graded by what the market calls the Four C’s: Cut, Clarity, Color and Carat (weight). The better the cut, the clearer the color, and lack of impurities as well as the size/weight are what creates a larger value for each stone.

Diamonds are formed at incredible pressure and temperatures more than 50 miles underground. In 1870 South Africa became the highest producer of diamonds, although Australia is currently the main source, as well as Botswana, Brazil, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Zaire, and the US.

Metaphysical Properties

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In ancient times, Diamonds were worn as tumbled stones like any other gemstone. They were treasured simply for their beauty as a gemstone. It was not until creating the facet was it discovered that the Diamond’s dazzling personality truly shone through.

The Diamond is capable of assisting one in cleansing all energetic obstacles, increasing feelings of self respect and love, it will also help one understand one’s own emotional obstructions.

Told to bring longevity to relationships as well as abundance, balance and clarity, as well as counteracting jealousy. It is said to amplify one’s thoughts and emotions whether they be strengths or weakness, kind or unkind.  Giving courage and hope and to build self-confidence to those who carry it, often improving thoughts and emotions.

Healing Properties

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Known as a “master healer” the diamond may be used to alleviate almost any ailment.  Said to clear up blockages to the Crown Chakra as well as blockages in one’s character.  One must take care when wearing a diamond around the neck, as it is believed to amplify the wears thoughts whether they be positive or negative, and it may block the energy flow if the wearer has negative thoughts, feelings, or emotions.

Said to assist in combating stress, especially during periods of exhaustion and convalescence. Assisting all functions of the brain bringing great strength and courage.

History tells us that crushed diamond has been used as an elixir to cure many ailments.  A rough diamond placed overnight in a glass of water, is another wonderful manner in which to make an elixir.

Considered to be a magical stone of great power, enhancing all energies in the mind body and spirit. This in turn assists one in alignment with one’s Higher Self.

Magical Properties

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Energy: Projective
Element: Fire
Planet: Sun & Venus
Deities:
Frigg
Powers:  Spirituality, Protection, Courage & Healing
Candle Color: Gold

The ancient texts tell of a wide and varied magical repertoire of diamonds, worn as jewelry, commonly used in meditation as with shaman’s rituals, and states of consciousness. All in the pursuit of higher spirituality.

Due to its hardness and strength, as well as its association with the sun, the Diamond is worn/utilized in spells to increase physical strength.  Owing its natural flashy nature, the Diamond has long been known as stone of protection. Faceted into a six sided faceted cut is said to bring the wearer lifelong luck.

Diamonds should neither be cleansed or charged, they are perfectly fine exactly how they are!

Zodiac Properties

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Zodiac Stone of: Leo

Associations: Sun

Birthstone: Traditional, Modern, and Ayurvedic birthstone for the Month of April, Mystic Birthstone for the Month of August and Anniversary Stone for the 10th & 60th Years. Talisman stone for Leo, ancient birthstone for the Months of April and May.

Stone of Leo, the diamond provides enlightenment, purity and clarity. It provides protection, preserves peace and gives power to it’s bearer

Chakra Properties

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The diamond is known as a master healer, it breaks up blockages in both the 7th, Crown Chakra, as well as one’s disposition.

Information Sources:
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, 2003
Love Is In The Earth by Melody, 1997
Wheels of Life
by Anodea Judith, PhD, 2000
Crystal Enchantments by D.J. Conway, 1999
Smithsonian Handbooks Gemstones
by Cally Hall, 1994
Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham, 2002
Chakra Healing & Karmic Awareness by Keith Sherwood, 2005
Jewelry & Gems for Self-Discovery by Shakti Carola Navran, 2008
The Illustrated Directory of Crystal Healing by Cassandra Eason, 2003
Gemstone Energy Medicine Healing Body, Mind and Spirit by Michael Katz, 2005
Healing Crystals and Gemstones
by Dr. Flora Peschek-Bohmer, Gisela Schrieber, 2002
Personal Experience and Personal Accounts of Others In the Metaphysical Field of Work

The information here is presented to you to use as you see fit, but is not to take the place of professional medical advice. Crystals, Gemstones and Metal can accent, help, negate, protect, encourage, strengthen, and balance and thereby promote healing. Their effects can be extraordinary, but use in addition to medical advice, and not as a substitute for proper care. If you are ill, we beseech you to seek professional medical attention from a qualified physician.

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