The Meaning and Uses of the Black Diamond in Feng Shui

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In feng shui, we can bring objects like crystals into our homes with specific intentions. While all natural crystals can add beauty to your home, different crystals have different meanings and energetic qualities that you may want to consider as you decide which stones to work with. One fascinating type of crystal that can be used to enhance your home’s feng shui is a black diamond.  

When you think of a diamond, a colorless gemstone is probably what comes to mind. However, diamonds actually come in several colors, including black. There are a couple of different kinds of stones that are known as black diamonds. 


What Is a Black Diamond?

A black diamond can refer to a deeply colored fancy diamond, or to a carbonado, which is an opaque, more porous diamond that looks almost like charcoal. 

Properties of Black Diamond

  • Color: Black
  • Chakra: Root
  • Number: Vibrates to 33
  • Planet: Sun
  • Zodiac: Aries, Leo, Taurus
  • Bagua areas: Career area
  • Elements: Water
  • Origin: Brazil, Central African Republic

Meaning and Uses of Black Diamond

Black diamonds, like many black crystals, can be used for protection and to absorb and deflect negative energy. Black diamonds also have a grounding energy that can be used to balance the root chakra. The deep black color of these stones is connected to the water element, representing wisdom and depth, and the Career area of the feng shui bagua. In Buddhism, diamonds are symbols of wisdom and clarity. 

Types of Black Diamond

Carbonado is a rare form of natural diamond found in Brazil and the Central African Republic. It is black or dark gray and looks similar to charcoal. In fact, the name “carbonado” comes from the Portuguese word for “burnt.” It is often used to make cutting tools because of its toughness. 

Fancy diamonds come in a wide array of colors, including black. They are often used in fine jewelry, just like colorless diamonds. Fancy black diamonds can be naturally black, or treated to create a darker color. 

A large black diamond with trillion cut white diamonds on either side, set into an 18 carat gold ring and resting on uncut natural gemstones

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Uses in Feng Shui

Activate Kan, the Career Area

The Career area of the feng shui bagua, called Kan in Chinese, represents your career and your path in life. We would often recommend activating this area if you want to boost your career or gain more clarity on the next steps in your path. The Career area is connected to the water element and the color black, so placing a black diamond or other black stone here is a great way to enhance this area.

To find your Career area, stand in your front doorway looking in and imagine a three-by-three grid stretched across your home. The middle section of the grid along the same wall as your front door is your Career area. You can place a black diamond here with the intention to support your career and path in life. 

Invite the Water Element

The water element is one of the five elements we work with in feng shui. It represents depth, wisdom, and intuition. Water is also connected to your social network and your connections with other people. You may want to activate water energy if you are feeling a bit isolated, or if you are seeking more wisdom and connection to your intuitive side. You can bring a black diamond into your home with the intention of cultivating more of these water element qualities. 

Wear Black Diamond Jewelry

In addition to placing a black diamond in your home, you can wear black diamond jewelry. This can be a great way to keep this stone’s energy close to you. If you’d like to wear black diamonds, look for jewelry that you are drawn to, and create an intention for how you’d like the energy of this stone to support you. 

Protect Your Energy

Black stones, including black diamonds, can be used to protect yourself from negative energy. If you’re feeling vulnerable and in need of more protection, you may want to wear black diamond jewelry or place a black diamond near the front door of your home. As you place your black diamond or put on your black diamond jewelry, set an intention that this stone will create an energetic shield of protection around you.