What people continue to mistake for a material asset is actually far more than that. Because when we speak about diamonds we also need to mention philosophy and the spirit…
Diamonds occur in nature thanks to the metamorphosis of carbon when subjected to high temperatures and pressure which can only be found in the bowels of the Earth. In the wake of volcanic eruptions and consequent flow of lava, this mineral comes to the surface and can be mined from rocks such as kimberlites.
In its purest form a diamond is colourless and has a high refractive power which creates the illusion of shining with a fire of its own. At the same time it is the hardest and toughest material in the world, which is why its name derives from the root “adamas” (meaning “invincible”).
Often called “the king of gemstones” or the “crystal of light”, diamonds still hold the title as the most precious mineral in the world, worth even more than gold. That is why the western world quickly turned it into a symbol of economic power making it lose all its more ancient, esoteric properties.
Legend has it that the spirit which lives inside the diamond flees when its dwelling is bought or even priced by man. The only way to avoid this – and obtain the benefits of the genie of the diamond – is an act of pure generosity. That is why if a diamond is given to us by a person who loves us unconditionally, it is still capable of performing miracles.
There was the belief among ancient peoples that whoever wore a diamond (especially set in gold and worn on the left arm or hand) attracted good fortune, love, health and protection from evil curses. Prayer or devotion to the cult of a divinity and offering one of these precious stones to the heavens earned the believer the favour of the gods and allowed them to reach a state of enlightenment.
According to modern crystal therapy a diamond can amplify the emotions and energies of anyone who wears it in close contact with their body. For this reason it is recommended when we are searching for our true selves or want to bring about radical change in our lives. A precious stone of this kind is believed to have a beneficial effect on our entire nervous system and brain.
A diamond – it goes without saying – often brings joy, light and lightheartedness, thus facilitating the elimination of material which is due to be transformed into something of greater value. It also possesses the power to help us relate to the most diverse life events.
To sum up, showing the outside world a diamond (or tattooing one on our skin…) helps us to accept the tasks our soul needs to complete and proceed unhindered on our spiritual path. It connects us to the divine, filling the emptiness inside with pure light, urging us to exert greater control over ourselves, our state of mind and our decisions.