April Birthstone: Color and Meaning

by Martie Majoros
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The April birthstone, the diamond, in addition to being a symbol of everlasting love, was once thought to bring courage.

April Birthstone Color

Diamonds are generally prized for their colorless, clear sparkle, but they are found less commonly in tints of yellow or brown and, rarely, in other hues. The blue Hope Diamond, once owned by the kings of France and now displayed in the Smithsonian, is a famous example.

Birthstone Facts & Folklore

Diamond contains tightly formed carbon crystals, making it the hardest mineral on Earth.

It is believed that the first engagement ring that contained a diamond was given in 1477 by Archduke Maximilian of Austria to his fiancee, Mary of Burgundy. Today, diamonds are the most popular choice of stone for an engagement ring.

In Sanskrit, the diamond is called “vajra,” which also means lightning; in Hindu mythology, vajra was the weapon of Indra, the king of gods. 

Wearing a diamond will protect you from negative energies and bring you peace. If you dream of wearing diamond earrings, you will receive good financial advice.

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