Diamond in the Gemstone LibraryDiamond

Name Origin: Diamond derives its name from the Greek word “adamas,” meaning, "invincible.”

Historical significance/folklore: In ancient Greece the Diamond was a symbol of love and was said to enhance love of a husband and wife. These gems were said to have fallen from the sky after a battle between two dragons. It was used to counteract poisons, and amplify energy. Diamonds from Indian deposits were known in ancient times. In the West the limited use of diamonds began in the late Middle Ages. The Diamond, was thought to give its wearer strength in battle and to protect him against ghosts and magic. The first riverbed diamonds were probably discovered around 800 B.C. 
Large demand provided an incentive for the production of false diamonds as early as 1675 in Paris. 
Only 20 per cent of diamonds are suitable for cutting as gems. The rest are discolored or contain flaws. Because of their extreme hardness, diamonds have a number of important industrial applications. They are used in drill bits, glasscutters, masonry saws for shaping building stone, and for cutting other diamonds.

Healing Properties: This stone amplifies energy and never need recharging. It encourages strength, spirituality and enhances mental abilities. It is very effective with other crystals. It can bring clarity to anything that need transformation. Healing hole in the aura, it encourages inner light letting your soul shine. It is a stone of manifestation and attracts abundance. They assist in developing concentration and in being straightforward and honest. It is believed the diamond loses its brilliance with the health of the wearer, regaining it only when the owner recovers. 
Diamond is an antidote to poison and is capable of detecting poison by exhibiting a moisture or perspiration on its surface. Supposedly, the higher quality the diamond, the better it supports these qualities. 

Healing Properties: Clarity of mind, inventiveness, fear, metabolism, clear sight.