April's Birthstone: Diamond
April, the month of Easter and rejuvenating springtime sunshine. April also has one of the most prized gems of all time as its birthstone; the diamond. How lucky are those Aries and Taurus babies who were born in the month April!?
THE HISTORY Of DIAMONDS
A coveted gemstone from as early as the 4th century, diamond quickly rose to become one of the most popular gemstones to ever be mined and used in jewellery. When diamond was first discovered, many believed this gemstone was created by lightning because of its almost transparent appearance that allowed light to shine through. Many people also believed this precious jewel were the tears of God.
"Diamonds are a girl’s best friend."
— Marilyn Monroe
Not only are diamonds stunning and sophisticated, some legends suggest the gemstones carry numerous healing properties. Large diamond deposits were first discovered in India and South America where the locals saw the diamonds as spiritual symbols associated with good luck and fortune. Some communities were said to have formed around diamond mines believing the jewels bought mystical powers and kept them safe from evil forces.
"Angels are like diamonds. They can’t be made. You have to find them. Each one is unique."
— Jaclyn Smith
A SYMBOL OF LOVE
While diamonds had been highly sought after for many thousands of years, the use of diamonds in engagement rings only became popular in the early 20th century. At the time, it was thought that diamonds as unbreakable materials carried the symbolism of everlasting relationships and build strong bonds.
THE APRIL BIRTHSTONE
For those born in April, diamonds hold a lot of significance. Many astrologers believe that the characteristics of people born in April are similar to the qualities of diamond. Just like diamonds are naturally strong and can withstand a lot of pressure, Aries and Taurus babies are thought to be strong-willed, confident and usually highly independent. So, treat your favourite April person to some beautiful diamond jewellery that’s just as brilliant as they are!