Usually, in our teens, we come across a lot of people, some people step out of our lives, while some just stay in our lives sticking like an octopus. But everyone who enters our life has a lesson to teach us. This book unveils how the author metamorphosizes from a cocoon to a butterfly. It emphasizes the transition from a boy to a man, how he learns from bitter experiences of life and discovers his own self. It involves five different stages of evolution in terms of maturity and manhood. Every time he becomes closer to someone, inevitably they drift away from him. Those all failed relationships didn't shatter him but made him even stronger. He accepted the challenges that have come in his journey of life and overcame all the odds. He strived hard in his life for excellence. We face heartbreaks such as failure in academics or be it rejections in relationships, but those just prepare us to make a better version of ourselves than yesterday. Never let anything lower your self-confidence. And we all must work hard to achieve our goals. The book delivers a lesson to remember at each level about life, love, and relationships. Unique in its profound simplicity and timeless insight, each chapter is quite relatable to the readers. It is a perfect blend of humor with a serious message. Diamond on the black velvet concludes with a realization that “Love is not something which you expect. It is something that should be given.”
Rakesh Elkhart is a practicing architect, speaker, educator and aspiring psychologist from Visakhapatnam. He has finished graduation from National Institute of Technology, Calicut in 2019. Being a university topper he also teaches Graphic design and Behavioral Psychology part-time to students online. Currently working for Vero De Arkitequra as a principal architect, he is a man with an extreme passion for writing. Apart from Quora, Rakesh has written several articles on internet platforms about psychology and love.