Diamond - International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.atlantisinstitute.org/


Origin - the place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Diamonds are a metastable allotrope of carbon where the carbon atoms are formed in a structure termed as face-centered cubic entitled diamond lattice.


The majority of natural diamonds are formed in depths of 140-190 kilometres at high temperatures and pressure over, sometimes, billions of years. Magma, formed by deep volcanic eruptions, cools into igneous rocks called lamproites and kimberlites. Diamonds rarely contain impurities, those which do provide the unique colour that we see in a variety of diamond types today.


All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Diamond crystals belong to the Cubic system.


History - the past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Diamonds are purported to have been first found and mined in India where heavy deposits were discovered around the rivers Godavari, Penner and Krishna. It is estimated that they have been recognised there for around 3000 to 6000 years. Now roughly 49% of diamonds are mined from Southern and Central Africa with significant deposits found in Australia, India, Russia, Brazil and Canada.


The term diamond derives from the ancient greek word adámas meaning proper, untamed, unalterable. They are seen as a huge treasure and were used in ancient India as religious icons. They were also utilised extensively as a cutting tool for engraving dated back to the time of discovery.


Their most popular use today is as a revered gem stone. This popularity has surged since the 19th Century, mainly due to advertising and the advance in cutting and polishing techniques.


Specification - the act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
The diamond is the natural mineral that is the hardest known when applied to the Mohs Scale. It has a hardness of 10. They also have a high refractive index. The diamond is transparent to transluscent with a conchoidal fracture and has an adamantine luster.


The stone has a perfect cleavage detailed as 111 and spinel law common twinning.


There are sophisticated techniques employed for cutting, tumbing and polishing, especially when for use as a gem stone.



Varieties - a number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Diamond varieties are mostly differentiated by colour, these include and are not limited to;


  • White Diamond
  • Pink Diamond
  • Yellow Diamond
  • Green Diamond
  • Blue Diamond
  • Champagne Diamond
  • Pink Champagne Diamond
  • Orange Diamond
  • Purple Diamond
  • Brown Diamond
  • Grey Diamond
  • Simulated Diamonds (Cubic Zirconia)
  • Synthetic Diamonds


Esoteric Attributes - a quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.


Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.


The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Diamond crystals.


Mental: Diamonds are said to give rise to responsibility and promoting an objective outlook on situations.
Emotional: Diamonds give character strength and standing of firm ethics. The stone helps one to have faith in oneself and lends itself to invincibility.
Physical: Diamonds are a purification stone.  The stone is said to be helpful with strokes. It also fortifies and purifies the blood vessels, glands, sensory organs, nerves and brains.


Crystal Chart - Diamond


Crystal: Diamond
Mineralogy: Pure Carbon
Geometric form: Cubic
Formation: Tertiary
Family: Natural Element
Birthstone: The Diamond is the birthstone for the month of April. It is the traditional astrological birthstone for the sign of Aries.
Appearance: Hardest stone on the Mohs scale. Diamonds have a perfect cleavage and an adamantine luster. They are transparent to transluscent with isotropic properties.
Aura: Diamonds erase the obstacles or intrusions that taint the clarity of thought within the emotions. They provide clear and sharp perception channels to the thought process.
Colour: Diamonds are typically clear or colourless. There are many varieties of coloured diamonds that are named specifically for that colour.
Chakra: Diamonds have a high frequency energy type that stimulates all the Chakras yet it is associated strongly with the Crown Chakra as a connector or gateway to higher levels.




International Crystals - References and resources:


Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001


New Oxford American Dictionary