Crystal of the Month
April Crystal of the Month Diamond
Diamonds have been known for their beauty and luster since they were first discovered and the Greeks named the diamond Adamas and very well named too as it means invincible. The high luster is called adamantine and diamonds are found in a rock known as Kimberlite birth from the core of volcanoes. Diamonds and other gemstones may endure a test called refractions, this is where the gem is able to bend light and diamonds can have a brilliant colour of fire when light catches the facets of this gem.
Diamonds are found the world over and some places are South Africa, Russia, Brazil, Australia, Canada, Arkansas in the United States, and in India a region know as Golconda where the Hope (blue) Diamond was found.
Magical use you can do with a diamond is by candlelight use it for scrying, and let the eye gaze take you to the inner world of the many colour and let them dance on your inner sight. Diamonds have a healing and spiritual energy to them. Other magical substitutes you can also use are Herkimer Diamond, Quartz Crystal and Zircon and remember your intent of your energy is the product of your any magical work.
Diamonds are used to balance the metabolism, de-toxify the body, and strengthen ones eyesight. Diamonds are beneficial to the brain and testicles. Some recommend it for diseases of the bladder but only in desperate cases. In all cases, the stone needs to touch the skin in order to increase its effectiveness. Emeralds and Amethyst Quartz are especially amplified by Diamonds.
How to Use:
Diamonds, being perfect forms of carbon, are the purest expression of earth's energy. Diamonds are also connected with the non-physical planes, because their unparalleled ability to refract light of all colours. The diamond is a bridge or link between the physical and higher spiritual realms.
Deity/Elemental/Planetary Affinity: Fire/Sun
Aries Birthstone; Alternate Birthstone for August, September and November; Stone for the 30th and 60th anniversary; Diamond Jewelry for 10th anniversary; State Gem of Arkansas; Seasonal Gem for Winter; Universal Symbol of Love
How to Cleanse:
Can be cleansed using any traditional methods, smudging, full moon, sunlight, running water, or psychic white light or reiki energy. It is frequently combined with other gems or crystals. If used with an Aquamarine, a Diamond will increase the cleansing properties and mental soothing that Aquamarine helps to produce.
Alternative Crystals for April
Clear Quartz and Herkimer Diamond.
Further Reading on Crystals
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