Is Diamond a Worthy Gemstone of Venus? What About Other Alternatives?

In the Vedic culture diamond is known as Vajra which means indestructible.Word diamond comes from the Greek word Adams means unconquerable. Chemically diamond, coal and graphite are all equal but the unique atomic bonding makes diamond the hardest of all. That is why it is used in making the cutting tools, being the hardest material it cuts the harder things conveniently. It is said that it saves from witches, black magic, and ghost.

Diamond, also known as Heera or Indramani, is a magnificent gemstone of Venus. It is a very expensive gemstone; even small size may cost you fortune! Diamond symbolizes the women & feminine beauty and has been favorite of women for centuries. It gives you the benefits of planet Venus such as happy married life and luxuries of life. This could be one of the reasons why people prefer diamonds in the engagement rings. It comes in many shades like white, yellow, blue, pink, green, black, brown, etc. One can wear diamond in the form of earring, ring, necklace or pendant, however, in astrology, only ring is recommended. 

Highly acclaimed Leonardo Dicaprio acted political war action thriller Hollywood movie “Blood Diamond” is based on the diamonds only, a must add this into your watch list!

What is Blood Diamond

As per Wikipedia “Blood diamonds are diamonds mined in a war zone and sold to finance an insurgency, an invading army’s war efforts, or a warlord’s activity. The term is used to highlight the negative consequences of the diamond trade in certain areas. Diamonds mined during the 20th–21st century civil wars in Angola, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, and Guinea-Bissau have been given this name.” 

Natural Diamond

One should always wear good quality and unblemished diamond. Self luminous and crystal clear, natural diamond is very radiant & dazzling, and emits a glittering lustre when exposed to light. High quality natural diamonds are rare, most of the diamonds in the market are synthetic or man-made. It is said that if you throw the light in the front of its face, a pure diamond will reflect all the lights from the back in the series of mirrors. Hardness is an other important factor of pure diamond.

Like most of the gemstones, diamond too is a mineral and mined in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, India, Tanzania, USA, Canada, Zimbabwe and Russia. Diamond should be purchased from trustworthy sources.

As you can read above diamond is not an easy dig and it has certian negativity attached. 

How to wear Diamond

These are socially accepted some general conceptions among people, you may go as advised by your mentor –

  • It is suggested to buy this on Friday, may not be necessary.
  • It must be worn on Fridays in the first hour of sunrise.
  • Before wearing it you must perform certain rituals or puja as advised by your astrologer such as dipping it in Gangajal or cow milk, light some incense sticks, chant the mantra etc.
  • Weight matters.
  • Ring should ideally be gold; of course, those who have worth to buy diamond have worth to buy gold easily, no?
  • It is recommended to wear on the index, middle, or little finger of either hand. However, do consult an astrologer for this as people are of different opinion on this.

Benefits of Wearing Diamond

  • It is said to cure ailments related to the urinary system, gynaecological issues, venereal diseases, diabetes, constipation, infertility, gastric and cough.
  • It strengthens Blood vessels, stimulates and improves the functioning of the nervous system and treats the thyroid.
  • Brings relief in migraine, amnesia and depression.
  • It influences Crown Chakra, seventh primary chakra associated with spiritual connection and transformation.
  • It heals you from the bad relationship trauma. 
  • This gemstone is especially suitable to the people associated media & entertainment or fashion & luxury such as  jewelry, clothes, cosmetics, furnishings, film, television, modeling; writers, poets, reporters, politicians, priests, and sports person can also get benefited. 

Precautions

Nothing special, just like any other stone, there are side effects attached to it in case it is wrongly suggested or Venus dasha is miscalculated by astrologer. In such cases, stone will increase the strength of negative results and bring severe problems and losses in your life. It is recommended that wear stone only after consulting 3-4 astrologers as everybody has its own way of interpretation.

Also, there is a prevalent theory that some ascendants should never wear the diamond and some are most suited to it, but only expert will tell!

Malicious or Inauspicious Diamond

Beware of purchasing the dull diamonds with dark spots, red spots, black spots, webs, sandy appearance, lack of luster and extreme color. In any case, it should not be damaged, cracked or chipped. It should be uniform in color with good lustre and acceptable transparency. Impure or imperfect diamond will do no good to the wearer and may cause trouble instead.

Why Diamond is not for everyone?

Unfortunately Diamond is not within everybody’s reach due to the following reasons:

Price & Weight:

Diamond is very expensive. Even small stone may cost you fortune! Generally, astrological gemstones varies anywhere between 4-7 carat (ratti). A Diamond of such weight would cost in several lakhs even it is low-quality. 

Quality:

Diamond comes in many shades, color, and inclusions of black spots. Astrologically, only spotless diamonds are suitable and such top quality Diamonds are rare and highly expensive.

Skin Infection:

Diamond is a natural mineral and an allotrope of compressed Carbon which makes it the hardest substance. It has a hardness of 10 on the Mohr’s Scale. Astrological rings are made such that the gemstone touches the skin of the wearer. Diamond is the hardest of all stones and it can cause severe irritation and harm to the skin.

Substitutes of Diamond:

There are other popular altervatives of Diamond available in the market. Here are the best five:

1. White Sapphire

White Sapphire is the most popular substitute of Diamond due to similar physical attributes. Way cheaper than Diamond, it can be worn on Silver ring too as opposed to the diamond in Gold only. As you can see in the image below; white sapphire is at the bottom and diamond is on the top.

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2. Opal 

Opal is one of the best substitutes for Diamond. Its healing properties are equal to those of Diamond. Opal has attractive ‘Play of Color’ optical phenomenon called fire, which makes it a beautiful stone. It serves the same purpose as Diamond when it comes to its astrological benefits. Here is an image of opal for your reference:

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3. White Coral

Also, know as Safed Moonga, white coral is mostly found in the depths of the Pacific and Indian oceans. These white and organic gemstones are made up of calcium carbonate. This is comparatively cheaper than diamond and white sapphire.

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4. Zircon

Zircon is another popular gemstone with wide range of colors available. It is very reflective stone and has exciting visual qualities means it sparkles with an incredible dispersion. This explains why it is a popular diamond simulant. If you love diamonds, but not the cost, then zircons are an excellent alternative, preferably white zircon.

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5. White Topaz

Talk about a Diamond substitute, White Topaz’s name surely comes up. It is widely considered as an alternative to a Diamond. Topaz comes in various colors (green, blue, brown, yellow, orange, red, etc.), it is actually transparent in its purest form. It is quite a cheap as compared to diamond.

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useful links

Anniversary Gemstones
The Best Rudraksha vs Gemstones Guide
How to Identify (Test) the Gemstones
The Best Substitute of the Diamond Gemstone – White Sapphire
Gemstone of Mars – Red Coral (Moonga)
How Do Gemstones (Ratna) Work Scientifically
Gemstone of Moon – Pearl (Moti)
Gemstone of Mercury-Emerald (Panna)
Gemstone of Jupiter – Yellow Sapphire (Pukhraj)
Gemstone of Venus – Diamond (Heera)
Gemstone of Saturn – Blue Sapphire (Neelam)
Myths Regarding Blue Sapphire (Neelam) Gemstone and If It Suits You
Myths Regarding Diamond Gemstone and If It Suits You
Gemstone of Moon – Pearl Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know!

Gautam Trehan

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