The Legend and Symbolism Of The Diamond

A Gift From The Gods

Written by
Alyssa Webb
Published on
April 4, 2022 at 3:15:00 PM PDT April 4, 2022 at 3:15:00 PM PDTth, April 4, 2022 at 3:15:00 PM PDT

Legendary power and symbolism 

Human beings have loved and treasured diamonds for many centuries and in various cultures worldwide. In ancient civilizations, people believed that diamonds were gifts from the gods, mesmerized by their incredible beauty and natural physical characteristics. Even the name “diamond” which comes from ancient Greek, “adamas” means indestructible, and much of the mystique and symbolism we associate with diamonds is due to its natural properties. The diamond has intrinsic qualities that have led people to believe it gives power and protection in a variety of ways…and interestingly, in some cases, from the very qualities of the diamond that we rate and value to this day. Because of their tremendous hardness, durability, and sense of invincibility people believe that diamonds provide strength, courage, success, and love. The beautiful geometry of crystals symbolizes total balance in body, mind, and spirit, and intellectual, emotional, and spiritual harmony. Clarity and colorless characteristics were often with associated with and thought to evoke peace of mind and purity of heart. Some believed that a diamond’s brilliance and fire brought forth enlightenment and inspired creativity. The magical nature and powers of the diamond developed throughout the ages, as different cultures added their own beliefs:

• Guarantees wealth

• Attracts good friends

• Brings eternal youth

• Guarantees a happy marriage

• Ensures sweet dreams

Some cultures also added protections such as warding off evil spirits, curing disease, and bringing the dead back to life. According to lore and legend, diamonds promote creativity, possibility, and imagination. They symbolized wealth and the ability to manifest abundance. It has been part of civilizations’ betrothal tradition since the fifteenth century.

Our ultimate symbol of love

Today, we widely view the diamond as the birthstone for April and it’s considered to be the lucky gem for you if you were born under the Zodiac sigs of Taurus and Aries. With the diamond's clarity, brilliance, and durability, it has also become the most universal symbol of togetherness and enduring love. Through the ages, diamonds have been a symbol of wealth, perfection, and purity.

This explains why the diamond engagement ring is the quintessential expression and symbol of enduring love, faith, and trust. It is the widely accepted and customary gem for the 10th and 60th anniversary diamond jewelry gift. At Washington Diamond, we believe every anniversary is an occasion to celebrate with a diamond anniversary ring or fine diamond jewelry keepsake.

Our diamond experts are available to answer your questions and help you choose the perfect diamond and value. Contact us for a private consultation.