April Birthstones: History and Meaning

If you are fortunate enough to have your birthday in April, the stunning birthstone for this month is truly “a girl (or boy’s) best friend”. Diamonds are the most well-known of all the birthstones - who doesn’t love the sparkle of a beautiful diamond?

Diamonds come in all different shapes and sizes, as well as different colors, including yellow, red, pink, blue, and green. These colorful diamonds range in intensity from faint to vivid. Diamonds glistening with intense color are rare and may cost more than a colorless diamond of equal size.

Diamonds are also the toughest of all the gemstones. They are made of carbon which makes them 58 times harder than anything else in nature and can only be cut with another diamond.

These wonderful stones have been admired for centuries; the diamond first became a popular gemstone in India, when the Moghuls and Imperial Colony mined diamonds from deposits along major rivers. Throughout many civilizations, diamond gemstones have often been associated with great healing powers and many thought the diamond could cure brain disease, alleviate pituitary gland disorders, and draw toxins from the blood.

Today, the diamond is most known to symbolize lasting love, which is why so many give it as an engagement ring. Whether you are looking for the perfect ring for the one you love born in April or you are just looking for a great birthday gift for someone special, a diamond is pure and beautiful, and it will last forever!

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