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diamond...

symbolism and meaning.

Mineral aspects of hardness, brightness and translucence make the diamond a symbol of perfection. Indian mineralogy said diamond was born in an embryotic state in the Earth, where 'cristal' was an intermediate, 'immature' state, and diamond the 'mature' state, the peak of development and perfect fulfillment. The diamond is associated with immortality.

For Tantric Buddhists, the diamond was an immutable and all-conquering spiritual force. The Tibetan word for diamond, dordje means "Queen of Stones".

[Diamond symbolizes] light, brightness, the cutting edge of Enlightenment, the void and the indeterminate..

The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols

In Western tradition, the diamond is the symbol of universal sovereignty, of incorruptibility and absolute truth.

The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols

In Western Europe, diamonds are thought to drive off wild animals, ghosts, sorcerers and night terrors. In Russian tradition, diamonds control lust and encourage chastity. In France, the diamond banishes anger and strengthens the bonds of marriage, which led to it being called the jewel of reconciliation.

It contains innocence, wisdom and faithfullness.... In the language of iconography, the diamond is the symbol of constancy, strength and other heroic virtues.

The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols

In Renaissance art, the diamond... symbolizes equanimity, courage in the face of adversity, the power to free the spirit from every fear, integrity of character and good faith.

The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols

Notice the qualities mentioned above, and how they relate to Usagi, past, present and future. An immutable and all-conquering force. (We certainly see that by the end of the series!) A symbol of universal sovereignty, incorruptibility and absolute truth. Immortality. (That's a taste of Crystal Tokyo, there.) The jewel of reconciliation. (Isn't she though?) Courage in the face of adversity. All of these speak volumes for the character and history of Usagi/Serenity/Sailor Moon. It's clear to me why she favors this stone.

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