Chemical Formula C
Crystal System Isometric
Refractive Index 2.417 – 2.419
Specific Gravity 3.1 – 3.5
Transparency Transparent to Opaque
Double Refraction None
Cleavage 1, all sides - octahedral. Dodecahedral Diamonds and Borts exhibit poor cleavage or no cleavage at all.
Mineral Class Diamond
Diamond known as Heera in Hindi and Vajra in Sanskrit. Diamond, the most famed and fabled of all gemstones, unique in many ways. Renowned for being the hardest substance on earth, its sparkling fire, durability, and rarity make Diamond the most prized of all gems. No gemstone contains as much allure and interest as does Diamond.
Most Diamonds used as gemstones are colourless or very faintly coloured. However, coloured Diamonds, known as "fancies", can be extremely rare and valuable, and the most valuable gemstones ever known have been fancy Diamonds. In fact, fancy Diamonds are the most valuable substances known to man, with vivid coloured Diamonds historically sold for more than a million dollars per carat.
Who can wear?
Consultation with astrologer before wearing as per their birth details is necessary. On General Taurus & Libra zodiac, born people can wear Diamond.
Ruby, Pearl, Yellow Sapphire and all their respective alternative gemstones.
Alternate (Semi-precious) to Diamond:
Use of alternate gemstone should be, when one cannot afford precious gemstone like Diamond. The effects of semi-precious gemstones will last less compared to precious gemstones.
White sapphire, white zircon