"The French are glad to die for love;
They delight in fighting duels.
But I prefer a man who lives
And give expensive jewels.
A kiss on the hand may be quite continental,
But diamonds are a girl's best friend."
What intrinsic value is held in the depths of the facets of the World's most desireable Gemstone? What is it about the colourless stone that sets of the star fields of the galaxies in our hearts? The diamond has been the Pied Piper of stones for women since it's very first discovery. The legends, myths, adventures and romances surrounding this stone are infinite.
"Just the word diamond invokes luxury, desirability and toughness. Yet when we think of the element carbon we are more likely to think of charcoal; soft, black, opaque, earthy, light-weight.
It’s fascinating to see how the crystalline arrangement of carbon atoms transform when subjected to pressures greater than about 40 kilobars (the equivalent of 40,000 Earth atmospheres). These conditions are experienced at depths in the earth from about 120km down."
And some diamonds come from way, way deeper – more than 650km (about the distance from Canberra to Melbourne) into the Earth. Tiny imperfections in such diamonds give us clues about what’s happening in the Earth’s hidden geological layers.
In contrast with carbon in its low pressure form as charcoal or graphite, carbon atoms in diamond are fixed together in a strong, three dimensional network. This leads to unique physical properties: diamond is a clear, extremely hard, often colourless mineral with a very high density.
Diamonds sparkle and have internal fire because of their very high refractive index. This means light is “caught” inside the crystal and re-reflected off the internal surfaces. Faces and facets made by gem cutters accentuate this property.
Taken From: https://theleadsouthaustralia.com.au/industries/education/more-than-just-a-girls-best-friend-diamonds-explained/
The great success of the advertising industry in the 1950s created a diamond culture where diamonds are continuously associated with images of love and devotion. With all of the diamond's positive associations, no one could have imagined that such a precious jewel could have negative connotations.
Diamonds are extremely rare, with concentrations of at most parts per billion in source rock. Before the 20th century, most diamonds were found in alluvial deposits. Loose diamonds are also found along existing and ancient shorelines, where they tend to accumulate because of their size and density. Rarely, they have been found in glacial till (notably in Wisconsin and Indiana), but these deposits are not of commercial quality. These types of deposit were derived from localized igneous intrusions through weathering and transport by wind or water.
Not only does our incredible connection to and desire for diamonds stem from these aspects mentioned already. The diamond also holds deep intrinsic spiritual value for many, considering this, it is no surprise that the stones have represented more than just a sparkling accessory over the course of history.
"Believing the illumination and reflection of a diamond will inspire imagination and ingenuity in its wearer, they also bring about strength, fortitude and courage through a diamond’s hardness and ‘invincibility’ having the power to drive away bad energy or fortune."
Diamond crystals help to bring together the mind and the body, helping them work together to cleanse and restore your mind, body and soul.
Diamond crystals are the perfect antidote if you are feeling lost or confused, they help cleanse your aura of negative thoughts and bring back the love and light.
While diamond crystals will not change your emotions, they will magnify the emotions you are feeling and act as a mirror to your emotional state, which makes it important to wear them with that in mind as they will enhance the positive (but also negative) energies we are feeling.
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