The hardest naturally forming material on Earth, diamond derives its name from the ancient Greek word adámas, which means ‘unbreakable’. The epitome of luxury and beauty, diamond has long been a favorite among jewel-lovers due to its transparency and starry luster.
According to Sundeep Kochar, a celebrity astrologer and one of the best gemologists in Mumbai, diamond gemstone holds a special place in Vedic Astrology. It is ruled by the planet Venus, which is indicative of splendid fineries, elegance and sophistication. The famous astrologer throws some light upon the origins of diamonds and benefits of wearing them.
Origins of Diamond gemstone
Diamonds are formed under intense pressure deep under the surface of the Earth. India remained the sole diamond producer in the world until the early 1700s, when the Indian diamond mines started to signs of depletion and a new source of diamond was found in Brazil. Today, Russia, Australia and Botswana are the leading diamond-producing countries in the world.
Benefits of wearing Diamond
Diamond gemstone improves the position of the planet Venus in the wearer’s horoscope. According to celebrity astrologer and gemologist Sundeep Kochar, a person wearing diamond will have improved and generous thoughts.
“Diamond eradicate negative, fearful thoughts. It transforms the wearer into a more charming person. The gemstone also grants the wearer more confidence, in turn opening new doors to success. Diamond also helps in curing maladies like diabetes, skin problems, kidney ailments, etc.”
How to wear Diamond gemstone?
Considered one of the most famous astrologers in India, Sundeep Kochar suggests that diamond should be worn following the proper ritual, which activates the true potential of the gemstone.
“It (diamond) should be worn in a gold or silver ring, in the last or middle finger of the right hand. Since diamond is ruled by Venus (Shukra), the most auspicious time to wear a diamond is between 5 am to 7 am on a Friday in the Shukla Paksha of a lunar month,” he says.
He adds, “Before wearing the gemstone ring, it should be cleansed of all impurities and negativity by dipping in a mixture of milk, honey and Gangajal for 20 to 30 minutes. Shukra Dev should be invoked for his blessings by chanting the mantra ‘Om Shukra Devay Namah’ 11 times.”