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Chemical Formula                                                   C

Color                                                                          Colorless

Hardness                                                                   10

Crystal System                                                         Isometric

Refractive Index                                                       2.417 – 2.419

Specific Gravity                                                        3.1 – 3.5

Transparency                                                           Transparent to Opaque

Double Refraction                                                   None

Luster                                                                         Adamantine

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.

Vaastu Direction:

East

Gemstone Enemies:

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

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