How can we become a gemstone? How can we become a diamond? Originally, a diamond is just carbon – ugly, black carbon – that is transformed under the effects of tremendous pressure and extremely high temperature.
Well, it could be said that the tale of a diamond is that of an Initiate. He too was simple carbon at first, but thanks to the enormous pressure he had to withstand (his trials) and the high temperature he has borne within him (his love), he has become a diamond, a pure, sparkling light, and he is now set on the crown of an angel, an archangel or a divinity.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov