April’s gemstone is the Diamond. Diamonds date back to at least 3,000 years ago in India. The ancient Hindus viewed the strength of the Diamond equal to the power in the sparks of lightening, due to the diamond’s ability to throw off light with its invincible strength. For them, the Diamond was used as a talisman to provide protection during battle and ward off evil spirits.
If anyone has stared, into a beautiful Diamond, it is like that of watching a spring rainstorm, mesmerizing. For many who live in the mountains, the Diamond is representative of the water filling and rushing down the streams from the melting snow, bringing life and sustenance to life to all plants and animals downstream. It is strength, and by giving renewed life, it is power.
Birthstone for April - Diamond
April birthstone jewelry is one thing that Helzberg Diamonds knows best - because the April birthstone is the diamond. Since 1915, Helzberg Diamonds has been unmatched in the quality and brilliance of our expertly handcrafted diamond jewelry.
Unsurprisingly, the april birthstone, diamond, symbolizes affection, strength, eternity and of course - everlasting love. For those lucky to be born in the month of April, the Diamond is undoubtedly the most radiant and desired gemstone. Often used in engagement rings and as romantic gifts, the metaphysical properties of diamonds are clarity, balance and abundance.
Diamond is the birthstone for April, 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. April babies are more likely to display strong leadership and have an assertive nature. These Diamond-wearers are more likely to be extroverted.
Culturally, diamonds have had many stories and folklore associated with them due to their beauty and grace. In Sanskrit, diamonds are called “vajra” meaning lightning; in Hindu mythology lightning was used as weapon by Indra, the king of gods. Diamonds have cross-culturally depicted courage, invincibility and strength. Enchantingly, the Greeks interpreted the fire of the diamond as the symbolic flame of eternal love.