Mystical Power of Diamonds
many legends surrounding the diamond and diamond engagement rings throughout history. The word
diamond is derived from the Greek word, adamas, meaning
unconquerable. The Romans had a similar word, diamas. The diamond is
thought to have possessed insurmountable power and strength
unyielding to the forces of fire and steel. This gem, the diamond,
possesses such great a value, not only among all other gems, but
also of all human possessions. For a long time in history, diamonds
were known only to kings, and to very few of them as well.
where the first diamonds were
discovered, the diamond mesmerized this civilization for its
strength and mystic qualities. It was believed that diamonds
protected the person wearing the gemstone from fire, poison,
serpents, ailment, witchcraft and all forces of evil.
warriors believed that the diamond worn against their left arm on
the skin would make them impenetrable during battle. The stone was
thought to make the individual more cunning, agile and have
incomparable strength. It has been quoted that any man who carried a
diamond on his left side would be “hardy and manly”, guarding from
accidents to their limbs, yet a diamond worn by a drunk or
incontinent would render the power useless.
possession of a diamond changed the man who held it. It’s mere
possession would drive away the devil in exorcisms. It wielded
bravery, and strength to the owner, making one completely invincible
by any force, physical, mental, religious or supernatural. In
judicial events during the 1500’s the diamond served as a means by
telling the guilty from the innocent. If the accused was guilty the
diamond would turn dull or murky, but if the individual were truly
innocent, the diamond would shine more brightly than normal.
colors of diamonds also held different powers. A colorless diamond
betrothed riches, empowered the possessor, brought friendships, and
good luck. Brown or champagne colored diamonds prevented the
possessor from growing old. Red or yellow diamonds were exclusively
for kings and that was all. Smokey or black diamonds brought good
have been known to carry immense powers, but these stones usually
require being found naturally or else be given to an individual as a
symbol of love or friendship. So by giving your loved one a diamond
engagement ring, you are in essence reviving the power that the
mystical gem naturally possesses.