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    Diamond | Jyotish Gemstone of Venus | Vedic Astrology Gemstone

    Diamond Gemstone - The Jyotish Gemstone

    Venus, Shukra, Diamond, White Sapphire

    According to the Vedic Astrology sacred texts, the Jyotish Gemstone of Venus is Diamond. The Achrya Shukra is the Daitya Guru or the guru of Asuras. The Diamond Gemstone has a tremendous capacity to attract. The wearer's look is enhanced to a great extent and creates a sexual appeal in the person who wears it.


    Venus is feminine, self-indulgent, beautiful, and attractive. It rules over the sensitive side of human nature. Venus is shown riding a horse, like a romantic hero. He is famous as the teacher of demons or Asuras. In one hand he holds scrolls, because he is a writer of scriptures and in another hand a sword to overcome obstacles. In his third hand he holds a lotus of purity and in his fourth hand the reins of the horse of heroic desires.

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    Different Names of Diamond

    Diamond is known in Sanskrit as Vajram, Heerak, Kulish, Heer, Abhedya, Sridoor, Pavi, Braja, and Bhargavapriya. In Arabic, it is known as Alpaas.

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    Diamond - Chemistry

    The Diamond is a natural mineral consisting essentially of pure carbon, crystallized in the isometric system.

    Sources of Diamond

    • Australia
    • Africa
    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • Guyana
    • India
    • United States
    • USSR

    Diamond - Scientific Gemological Data

    Hardness & Toughness:

    Hardness 10 on Mohs scale
    Toughness Usually excellent, but vary according to the bonding of atoms in a Diamond. Diamonds are tougher in the directions where atoms are bonded tightly together, less tough where they're not so tightly bonded. The weakest directions are the ones where the atoms are farthest apart.
    Specific Gravity 3.52
    Refractive Index 2.42


    Environmental FactorReaction
    Heat High heat can cause change in color or clarity, and can damage or destroy fracture and cavity-fillings
    Light Generally stable, but irradiated yellow or orange stones fade quickly; heat from bright light can cause oil to leak or dry out
    Chemicals Can harm fillings and remove oil; soldering flux containing boron, and firecoat made with boric acid powder, will etch the surface of even untreated stones

    Diamond Care and Cleaning

    Type of CleaningAdvisability
    Ultrasonic cleaning Usually safe, but might damage stones that are fracture filled or porous
    Steam cleaning Usually safe, but intense pressure can actually harm some stones
    Warm, soapy water Usually Safe, but avoid strong detergents and vigorous scrubbing on oiled stones
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