Congratulations, if you are born in April! This obviously has many benefits: Spring is here, the circle of life begins anew, baby birds are chirping, you might even be able to celebrate your day with a bbq-party! As if that wasn't enough to love the month of April, your birthstone happens to be the Diamond! So make sure your loved ones know how much you love jewelry as such, and read on to gather some intel about the history and facts of your birthstone. You don't wanna be caught acting like you don't care about this important issue when the calls are coming in asking for a wish list!
The history, myths, legends and folklore surrounding the magical properties of different birthstones have been handed down through the ages and from different civilizations. Sanskrit texts dating back before 400 B.C. found that people associated significant value and astonishment with crystals. There is also significant research dating back to 1330 showing diamond cutting in Venice. The diamond trading business flourished towards the 15th century with the opening of Eastern trade routes.
Historically, Diamond is said to enhance relationships and increase inner strength. The traditional metaphysical properties for the April birthstone Diamond are balance and clarity, as well as abundance on a material and emotional level, since it is also symbolic of eternal love. The healing properties of the April birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to pituitary gland or brain diseases. The Diamond is also used to draw out toxins and therefore was used as a remedy for poison, often used after heating it up in an open fire.
The word Diamond is derived from the Greek word "adamas" which means "invincible" as well as "hardest metal", reflecting the property of the stone. The diamond is a precious stone excelling in brilliancy and beautiful play of prismatic colors, and remarkable for its extreme hardness. This gem is a member of the Diamond (Carbon) family. It is the hardest substance known. The diamond as found in nature (called a rough diamond) is cut, for use in jewelry, into various forms with many reflecting facets, by which its brilliancy is much increased.
Diamonds come in a wide range of colors such as black, blue, green, pink, red, purple, orange and yellow. The color is dependent upon the type of impurities that are present in the stone. For instance, yellow stones have minuscule traces of nitrogen while blue ones contain boron. Natural Diamonds mostly are found in Russia, Australia and several African countries.
Natural diamonds are a rare and unique ultimate gift for a loved one. Thought to be one of the hardest substances on the globe, diamonds date back billions of years. Deemed as the “King of all Birthstones,” diamonds make the ideal choice for an April birthday gift. To find out which Diamond jewelry pieces we have to offer click here, but be aware that our in-store selection has a lot more to offer.