Today, the diamond is more than just a beautiful gem—it’s an enduring symbol of love, romance, and commitment. The stone’s name is derived from the Greek word adamas, which translates to “unconquerable.” This symbolic meaning lends itself well to the diamond’s historic commemoration of eternal love.
Have you ever wondered, ‘Which other purposes have diamonds fulfilled throughout history?
The world’s love with diamonds had its inception in Ancient India, where diamonds were gathered from the country’s rivers and streams as far back as 6000 years ago.
Initially, In Ancient China, diamonds were mainly used as a cutting tool for other jewels owing to its strength. Researchers have uncovered evidence that the ancient Chinese used diamonds to grind and polish ceremonial stone burial axes as long as 6,000 years ago – and did so with a level of skill that could rival today’s modern polishing techniques. The Chinese revered the hardness of the material.
In ancient Egypt, jewels and diamonds have been attributed great power and value. Egyptians did not only wear precious gems and jewellery in life, but also adorned their deceased in gold, jewels and diamonds in the rough for wealth and prosperity in the afterlife. Ancient Greeks revered the mystical powers of gemstones and added diamonds to their warriors’ shields for luck in battle. Many ancient civilizations believed that diamonds were the manifestation of lightning on Earth. Perhaps this is the reason that diamonds have often been associated with great healing powers. Old legends believed that diamonds could cure brain diseases, alleviate pituitary gland disorders, and draw toxins out from the blood.
In Early Indus civilization, it is believed that wearing a diamond (especially when placed on the Third Eye) brings mental clarity and for many years a picture of a perfect brilliant diamond was used in meditation practice to symbolize exactly this.
In Buddhism the diamond is a symbol of pure insight and in the Diamond Sutra, Buddha teaches us to ‘cut through’ delusion to find the pure truth. For Hindus, it is believed the diamond’s vibrations help heal the body’s organs –especially the heart and head.
In medieval Europe, the Queen of Hungary had her crown decorated with diamonds, that the stones were used as a form of royal jewelry.
Inspite of its rich history, diamonds were never viewed as a token of love until the 15th century! After Archduke Maximilian of Austria proposed to Mary of Burgundy with a diamond engagement ring in 1477, diamond history has changed forever. Soon after this rare gem began to take on a new identity, one that stood for commitment, romance, and everlasting love. Today, diamonds continue to be a timeless and enduring symbol of love, strength and commitment.
It is undeniable that diamonds have an immutable energy that captures the imagination and inspiration of countless cultures. It is also undeniable that natural diamonds are a finite resource and may exhaust in the near future! Which is why we at Lumex are deeply motivated and committed to the alternative solution with lab grown diamonds. Never before in history we have ever had the technology and the demand coincide to reinvent this millennia old industry. One this is absolute-The power of diamonds, whether created in the womb of the earth or in modern labs, cannot be ignored. Let me leave you with a fascinating fact about the energetics of diamonds…
The primary reason why diamonds have been revered and coveted across civilizations is due to the invincible energy that these diamonds house. Did you know it takes the same amount of energy, heat and pressure to form a diamond in nature as well as in the lab? Energy, as we know it- is never destroyed, but only transformed from unmanifested into the manifested form of diamonds! That’s why we at Lumex believe that a diamond is a diamond, an energy powerhouse that you can invite in your life to elevate your own energy, to celebrate new beginnings or to gift them as a token of your love and gratitude.