Adamas in greek means indomitable or untamable. This name was given to diamonds because of their incredible resiliancy.
When I started this shawl, Callay was sick and I was wanting to focus my energy on something that symbolized such strength and resiliancy of diamonds. Then my uncle and father both get sick as well. So with each stitch I was thinking of those I love and want to be well, as well as those I love who are hurting because of their loved ones' illness.
One thing I know for sure: We're all tough as diamonds, and able to adapt. Much like this shawl, in both symbolism and the blocking transformation.