“Diamonds are only lumps of coal that stuck at it
no matter how much heat or pressure they faced.”
― Jeffrey Fry
Legend tells a tale of the God of Mines, who instructed his followers and hangers-on to bring to him all the gems known to man: From the brilliant blue Sapphire to the blood red Ruby. Emeralds, Citrine and the mutli-coloured, treasured Tourmaline. When they arrived they were a kaleidoscope of different colours and of varying strength and harness.
The Mine God took them all, one at a time, and crushed them into a powder. This powder was compounded together and he said “Let this creation be something that will combine the beauty of all.” Once spoken, a diamond was born from the compounded powders, brilliantly white, pure as a dewdrop and invincible in hardness. But, when its ray is resolved in the spectrum, it shines brilliantly with all the colours of the gems from which it was made.
Being the April birthstone, diamond is seen as a winter gem (the colour of ice), it is a crystal of light and its high frequency energy is dispersed into prisms of brilliant “fire” representative of the sun. It is the symbol of perfection and illumination, indicative of a love that will last forever.
Today diamonds are set in engagement rings and wedding rings, representing an eternal bond, strong and beautiful as the stones with which it is set. Other pieces of diamond jewelry also symbolize the gift of people in love.
Diamonds are referred to as the “king of gems”, and being the hardest natural substance known to man, they are eternal and unique in their powers of light reflection and dispersion. The name "Diamond" is derived from the Greek word "Adamas", meaning unbreakable, untamed and indomitable, and "Diaphanus", meaning transparent.
For those who feel lost and unworthy, or those confused or unable to understand their spiritual destiny in life , a diamond can bring a sense of radiance and loving energy. It has the ability to clear the aura and fill any emptiness with purity and Light.
Because diamonds start out as mere carbon clumps, and are subjected to intense heat and pressure over time, they also encourage us to learn and grow through the struggles and hardships of life. Through adversity we discover ourselves - our strengths - and come out shining.
May you shine your light like a brilliant diamond, and be empowered by your own inner power and beauty.