Birthstone Monthly Spotlight: April + Diamond
Diamonds are one of the hardest substances on earth, and this hugely loved, traditional gem is the birthstone for April. It is a fitting gem to symbolize the start of something new just like springtime. The word diamond is derived from the Greek word “adamas” meaning “invincible”, which is an appropriate way to describe those born in the month of April.
The diamond is meant to provide the wearer with balance, clarity, abundance, and inner strength. It is also a classic symbol of eternal love, often used in engagement and wedding rings.
Diamonds come in a wide range of colors from black, green, blue, pink, red, purpled, yellow, and orange. The color is dependent on the type of impurities that are present in the stone. Many raw diamonds are found in the more colorful version then the well know clear crystal color.
Some ancient beliefs of the origin of diamonds include that they were formed from lightning bolts – some even believed they were the tears of God.