Diamond is a metastable allotrope of carbon, where the carbon atoms are arranged in a variation of the face-centered cubic crystal structure called a diamond lattice.
Most attractive to the eyes, the diamond is famous for its play of colors. It emits a very delicate bluish, reddish, or a mixture of blue and red radiance of glittering lustre when exposed to light. The gem is luminous and dazzling, and emits sparks of light. A fine diamond is effulgent, radiant, and delightful. It is as soothing to the eyes as the Moon; it is lovely and magnificent and has the self-luminous quality of a clear crystal. It is brilliant and radiates rainbows of light all around. Ancient Hindu scriptures mention eight types of diamonds. They are Hanspati, Kamlapati, Vasanti, Vajraneel, Vanaspati, Sbyamvajra, Telia, and Sanloyi.
Venus is regarded the brightest planet only after the sun and the moon in the sky. Venus or Shukra is the teacher of demons. He is also allotted the office of a minister in the nine planets Solar system. It is to be said that Lord Shiva imparted the knowledge of making the dead alive (Mrityusanjivini Vidya) to Shukra. It represents luxuries, romance, partnership wealth, beauty, arts, comforts, jewelry, happiness, and vehicles. Diamonds are also associated with luxuries, jewelry, wealth, beauty etc. Sukra or Venus has since antiquity symbollized beauty, not just in material life but inner life as well.
Venus is harmonized by Diamond the king of gem. It is the most precious mineral. It is famous for its surprising luster, hardness and beauty. It is know as 'hira' in hindi. Diamonds high lustre symbolizes the refined liveliness and loveliness of nature within and around us. Diamonds are found in South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Australia, Russia, India, Brazil and Venezuela.
Recognising a Diamond.
A good quality diamond is highly radaint, glows, slippery, very hard and transparent.
When kept under sunlight one can see rainbow like right rays coming from a real good quality diamond.
A real diamond when put in the mouth of a stammering kid, removes his stammering.
A good quality diamond shines like a glow worm in the darkness of the night
A real diamond when placed in warm milk cools the milk.
A real diamond when placed in liquid butter or ghee (clarified butter) at room temperature solidifies the butter or ghee.
Wearing a Diamond.
Diamond should ideally be worn on a Friday in shukal pakshya, under the Hora of Venus, that falls in the Bharni, Pushya, Purva Phalguni or purva shhaada nakshatras.
It should be put in a gold ring.
It should be ritually energised by 16000 times jaap of shukra beej mantra, Om Draan Driin Draun sa: Shukraaye Nameh
It should be worn on the Middle finger .
The gem should be of atleast 1 ratti.
The wearer should religiously give away milk, silver, curd, mishri, rice, white clothes and sandalwood etc to brahmins after wearing the ring.