A Birthstone (short for ‘birthday stone’) is a gemstone traditionally associated with each of the 12 months of the Gregorian calendar. For those who were born in the month of April, the Diamond is the traditional birthstone.
The Diamond is a beautiful gemstone that is surrounded by romance, mystery, and passion. Giving a piece of jewelry containing a birthstone gem will bring the wearer with good luck and protection, so now is the perfect time to find a very special Diamond Birthstone Gift.
Diamond Birthstone Properties
There are numerous legends and myths about birthstone healing powers and their therapeutic influence. According to these legends, wearing a gemstone during its assigned month heightened its healing powers. The April Diamond birthstone is believed to enhance relationships and increase inner strength. The traditional metaphysical properties are balance, clarity and abundance. The Diamond is also used to draw out toxins and therefore was used as a remedy for poison.
The April Birthstone Poem
The Gregorian calendar has poems matching each month with its birthstone, which were published for the first time in 1870. The month of April is as follows:
She who from April dates her years,
Diamonds shall wear, lest bitter tears
For vain repentance flow; this stone,
Emblem of innocence, is known.
With their dazzling clarity, Herkimer Diamonds are a type of quartz crystal, with similar properties to clear quartz. The Herkimer Diamond stimulates psychic gifts and because of the pure light it brings in, it is used to clear the Chakras. This beautiful pendant makes a sensational birthstone gift for those born in April. A truly unique, one-off piece for a very special someone.
Fascinating facts about the Diamond
- The ancient Greeks believed that the fire of a diamond reflected the flame of everlasting love.
- The word “diamond” comes from the Greek word “adamastos,” which means “invincible.”
- The Diamond is the hardest substance in the world.
- Pure diamond is completely colorless and transparent.
- Diamond conducts heat better than any other substance.
- Diamonds may be nearly any color in the rainbow plus browns, grays, and white.
Learn more about the wonderful world of Birthstones on Wikipedia.