Diamond is a fascinating and versatile mineral. It has continued to bedazzle people, especially womenfolk, since ages because of its sparkle and beauty. Apart from its ethereal beauty it also happens to be the toughest element on planet earth. Industrial diamonds are widely used in cutting, drilling grinding and polishing
Diamond is ruled by Venus, the planet which represents love, romance and monetary affluence. In Hindi and Sanskrit the Diamond is known as Heera, Vijra, Pavi, Kalish, Arks etc. In Arabic and Persian it is known as Almas.
Diamonds can be broadly classified under the categories of Natural Diamond, Synthetic Industrial Diamond and Thin Film Diamond, based on its process of origination. Natural Diamonds can be further classified into four categories, depending on the form and quantity of impurities in them. They are:
The Type 1a contains 0.3% of nitrogen and 98% of diamonds are of this type. They are either brown or light yellow colored because they absorb blue light.
The Type 1b contains 500 ppm of nitrogen and are yellow, brown, orange or green in color.
The Type 2a type contains only some nitrogen and is more or less free from all kinds of impurities. This is the purest type of diamond and is usually colorless.
The Type 2b type is an uncommon kind of natural diamond and contains very little quantity of nitrogen. The diamonds of this type have a bluish tinge and amounts for merely 0.1% of all the diamonds taken together.
Allah (swt) has made diamond so tough that cutting it is next to impossible. It can be cut only with another diamond. For a true believer of Islam, the structural brilliance of the diamond is another example of Allah (saw)’s supreme power and omniscience.
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