It seems to me that diamond energy is very much in the air this month, and not just because it is the birthstone for April. Earlier this month it was announced that I had been awarded the Diamond award in the Burlington Post Readers’ Choice Awards for the 5th year in a row! I am incredibly grateful to everyone who took the time to for vote for me. Thank you for your confidence in me.
And now back to diamond, the gemstone! Among other things, diamond is about relationships, and starting new projects. This fits in nicely with the energy from our full moon on April 6, 2023. The recent Pink Moon was in Libra which, according to astronomer Kyle Thomas, “it’s energy will vibrate through our world.” Why, you ask? Because “Libra is the zodiac sign that rules all partnerships, commitments and unions — whether they are of a personal or professional nature,” he says. Seems quite fitting to me!
Diamonds are considered to be the epitome of beauty and luxury. These precious gems have been captivating us for centuries and are believed to have first been mined in India more than 2,000 years ago. Today, diamonds are one of the most popular and valuable gems in the world. They hold a special place in the jewelry industry, largely thanks to certain diamond consortium’s brilliant marketing campaign back in 1947. Thanks to their slogan “a diamonds is forever”, diamonds became an everlasting symbol of love and commitment.
Uses of Diamonds
Diamonds are not just beautiful gemstones used in the jewelry industry and adorning the fingers, necks and wrists of those who wear them, they also have other uses. Let’s begin with the most well known use of diamonds.
As mentioned above, diamonds hold a special place in the jewelry industry – earrings, necklaces, bracelets. And then there are the rings! Diamonds are by far the most popular choice for engagement rings and wedding bands. Once again, this can be attributed to that brilliant marketing campaign mentioned earlier, equating diamonds with eternal love and commitment! Prior to 1947, the percentage of diamond engagement rings sold vs. other gems and stones, was around 10%. By 1990, that number had jumped to 80%! Let’s face it, they are quite beautiful and sparkly though, aren’t they?
Most diamonds that are mined lack the quality required for gemstones and 80% of all rough diamonds go towards industrial uses.
Diamonds are the hardest known material, sitting at a 10 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. Because of this, they are used for cutting, grinding, and drilling, most popularly used in mining. Small particles of diamond are embedded into saw blades, drill bits and grinding wheels, enabling the cutting of tough materials. Ironically, diamonds are also used to cut and polish gem quality diamonds for the jewelry industry.
Audio Equipment Uses
If you are like me and grew up with a record player and albums, you may be aware that the needle on your record player was diamond. Ask any DJ and they will confirm – yup, that’s a diamond vibrating through the groves of that record on the turntable!
Diamonds are also used to enhance the performance of high-quality speakers, improving the sound quality.
Healing Properties of Diamonds
In addition to their aesthetic and practical uses, diamonds are also believed to have healing properties.
Diamonds are believed to have a calming effect on the emotions, and while they don’t work directly on the emotional body, they do infuse energetic levels with light energy. They can help promote mental clarity and focus as well as aid in alleviating stress and anxiety. They also promote inner peace.
Physically, it is said that diamonds help boost the immune system, helping the body fight off illness and disease. They are also believed to help with issues related to the eyes, respiratory system, and the skin. Some high-end beauty products contain crushed diamonds that are made into a paste. These are used as exfoliators and blurring agents to allegedly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Diamonds are associated with the crown chakra and are said to promote spiritual growth and awareness. They are believed to help connect the wearer who uses them consciously, with the energy of angelic beings who are aligned with both courage and light. They also promote spiritual healing and enlightenment.
Diamonds truly have become a symbol of wealth and luxury. They are a source of investment for many, whether purchasing the stones on their own, or as a piece or pieces of jewelry. It is important to note, no matter what you are purchasing diamonds for, always ensure the diamonds are ethically sourced and certified conflict free.
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