Diamonds are the hardest substance on earth. They are four times harder than rubies and sapphires ,the next hardest mineral. Diamonds can be cut because they possess cleavages. A diamond’s cleavage is perfect in four directions, making it an octahedron. Diamonds have the highest refractive index of any gem. They also have one of the highest dispersions of any colorless stone; it is this dispersion that gives them the play of color known as “fire.”
Diamonds are 3.5 times as heavy as water, making them one of the heaviest minerals. Their optic character is singly refractive, and their crystal system is cubic.Diamonds are composed of crystallized carbon, like graphite the soft mineral used in pencils. What makes the difference between the two is how they bond chemically—the chemical bonding in diamonds is strong, in graphite, weak.
Diamonds are mostly found in Australia, South Africa, Zaire, Botswana, and Russia. About ninety percent of the diamonds on the market come from one of these five places. Australia and Zaire are the biggest producers,but only about five percent of the diamonds mined in these places are of gem quality.
The expensive pink diamonds are mined in Australia. South Africa was once first in world diamond production. About half the gems mined in Botswana are gem quality. India and other parts of Asia were once major diamond producers, but they no longer rank among the world’s larger producers.
Asia is an important center for cutting and polishing diamonds. Many gems are processed in Thailand and Hong Kong, although other places in China are also becoming popular.
Diamonds can be white, yellow, red, pink, black, green, blue, purple, or a rosy color. Colorless diamonds are usually considered the best, unlike with other gems. The color in a diamond is caused by tiny amounts of nitrogen (mostly yellows) or boron (blues) in the mineral deposit that becomes a diamond. The diamonds generally used to make jewelry are both colorless and flawless. The clearest, whitest diamonds are considered most valuable, but less than one percent of all diamonds mined are this color. Blue-white stones are also highly regarded. Most diamonds have a yellow or brown tint to them, which is usually not considered good.
Color and clarity are considered more important than weight when considering a diamond’s value.
Flawless diamonds with stronger colors are known as “fancy diamonds,” and are sometimes more valuable,because it is rare to find a flawless diamond of certain colors. The bright red ones are the most expensive.A valuable diamond can go for as much as US$20,000 per carat.
It is important to note that diamonds color enhanced by irradiation or heat treatments should be marked as such and should not be used for astrological remedies. To ascertain a diamond’s color, look through its side against a white background; artificial light can mask a diamond’s true color, so always examine a diamond in sunlight. A good quality diamond is ascertained by
its hardness.no other gem or metal should be able to scratch it.
Diamonds both reflect and refract light from their facets .
The bright luster of a diamond is caused by light reflecting from its hard crystal faces or facets. A facet is a flat, polished face. The average diamond has 58 facets. Luster is increased by light within the diamond because of strong refraction, which causes internal reflections.
A Diamond is considered flawless if no inclusions are visible though a lens or loupe with 10x magnification. A Diamond is considered to have flaws if it possesses dots or droplet-shaped impressions.
If a jeweler vaporizes inclusions with a laser, or files a fissure to make them less visible it has to be disclosed to the buyer. These processes usually make a diamond unsuitable for use in astrological remedies.
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Suitability Of Diamond According To Ascendants
Diamond is the gemstone of Venus. If Venus as lord of auspicious houses Is well placed in a nativity, wearing of a diamond will enhance the good effects. If Venus Is afflicted in anyway, wearing of diamond will neutralize the consequent evil effects and provide protection to the native.
For the Aries Ascendant Venus being lord of the 2nd and 7th houses. Is a strong maraka (killer). Besides this. Venus and Mars—the lord of this Ascendant, are not friends. Still if Venus in any nativity be In his own sign or be exalted or otherwise well placed, the wearing of diamond will ensure gains of wealth, happy relations in the family, marital happiness and acquisition of conveyances. But as pointed above. Venus is a strong maraka for this Ascendant, persons whose birth charts do not indicate long life, should avoid wearing diamond.
For the Taurus Ascendant Venus is lord of the Ascendant and the 6th house. His lordship of the Ascendant will prevail over the lordship of the 6th. The natives of this Ascendant can wear diamond as a protective charm for the whole of their life. This will enable them to enjoy good health, their longevity will be prolonged and all obstacles will disappear from their path. If diamond is worn along with emerald, the gemstone of Mercury who is lord of the 2nd and 5th and a friend of Venus, the persons concerned will get abundant gains of wealth and good fortune. The quantum of beneficial results will be more pronounced in the major period of Venus.
For the Gemini Ascendant Venus is lord of 5th (a trine) and 12th. The Lordship of a trine makes Venus an auspicious planet for this Ascendant. Moreover, Mercury the lord of the Ascendant is a friend of Venus, Therefore diamond, if worn in the major period of Venus, will bestow happiness in regard to children, intelligence, name and fame, good fortune, gains of wealth and success in competitive ventures. Here again the results will be more marked and beneficial if diamond is worn alongwith emerald, the gemstone of the lord of this Ascendant.
For the Cancer Ascendant Venus is .lord of the 4th and 11th houses. According to Parashar principles Venus is not considered to be an auspicious planet for this Ascendant. Apart from this. Moon, the lord of this Ascendant, is an enemy of Venus. Still we are of the view that the 4th and 11th houses of a birth chart are not inauspicious houses. Therefore, if diamond is worn in the major period of Venus gains of wealth success in education, domestic happiness and comforts of house, land and conveyances, may be expected.
For the Leo Ascendant Venus being the lord of 3rd and 10th houses is not considered to be an auspicious planet. We are of the view that if Venus, as lord of the 10th, is in the Ascendant. 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th (in his own sign causing Amcda and Mcdauya Yogas—too wealth and name and fame giving yoga’s) or 1lth, wearing of diamond in the major period of Venus will promote the professional career of the native. He-will have abundant gains of wealth and will be honoured and recognized.
For the Virgo Ascendant Venus is lord of the 2nd and 9th (a trine) house and is almost a yoga karaka. Therefore, by wearing a diamond the native will become wealthy and his learning and good fortune will enable him to achieve success in all his ventures. Wearing diamond with emerald, the gemstone of Mercury, the lord of this Ascendant will prove even more beneficial to the native.
For the Libra Ascendant Venus is lord of the Ascendant and the 8th His lordship of the Ascendant will prevail over the lordship of the 8th. The natives of this Ascendant can and should wear diamond as a protective charm for the whole of their life. Wearing of diamond will bestow good health, long life name and fame, success in ventures and gains of wealth to the native. It is a ‘must’ for the natives of this Ascendant in the major period of Venus.
For the Scorpio Ascendant Venus is lord of the 7th and 12th. Therefore, it will normally not be advisable for the natives of this Ascendant to wear diamond.
For the Sagittarius Ascendant Venus being lord of the 6th and 1 lth houses, is not considered to be an auspicious planet for this Ascendant. Further, Venus is an enemy of Jupiter, the lord of this Ascendant. Still if as lord of 1lth Venus is in the Ascendant, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th (in his own sign), 7th, 9th, or 11th (in his own sign) wearing of diamond in the major period of Venus will bring abundant financial gains.
For the Capricorn Ascendant Venus being lord of the 5th [a trine) and 10th (a quadrant) houses, is a yoga karaka planet.We would, therefore, advise the natives of this Ascendant to wear diamond.
For the Aquarius Ascendant also Venus is a yoga karaka on account of his lordship of the 4th (a quadrant) and 9th house. Therefore, the natives of these two Ascendants will gain in every way by wearing a diamond. The wearing of a diamond is a ‘must’ for the natives of these Ascendants in the major period of Venus. The good results will be significantly enhanced if diamond is worn along with blue sapphire.
For the Pisces Ascendant Venus being lord of the 3rd and 8th is a very inauspicious planet. Venus is also enemy of the lord of this Ascendant. We would, therefore, not advise the natives of this Ascendant to wear diamond.
Diamond should be worn in a platinum, with gold or silver ring in the little finger of the right hand on the morning of a Shukla Paksha Friday after performing the usual rituals. Diamond is a very costly gem. Therefore, it is not possible to fix any minimum weight for it but we are of the view that it should be of at least 1-carats.
Important—Diamond should not be worn along with ruby, pearl and red coral.