Complete guide to gemstone meanings, symbolism and more
People born in April have different symbols identifying their month of birth.
April babies can bear the zodiac sign Aries (born between April 1st and 19th) or Taurus (born between April 19th and 30th). The flowers daisy and pea also represent those born in April.
But what about April’s birthstone?
Each month has its own gemstone representing those born into it. Here’s what you should know about the April birthstone, including its symbolism, meaning, colors, and more.
The diamond is the birthstone for April.
While this gemstone is known for its colorless or white variant, colored diamonds also exist, such as the famous Hope diamond. Diamonds can also come in black, blue, green, pink, red, purple, orange, or yellow.
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Diamonds are a very powerful gemstone. Its name derives from the Greek word “adamas” meaning “invincible” or “unbreakable”, hence its durable quality.
The birthstone can be found all over the world. According to the Geological Institute of America, the diamond trade began as early as the fourth century BC. Diamonds were originally collected from streams and rivers in India. The gems were sought after by kings and the rich.
The gem then found its way to Europe. In the 1400s, the stone was further cemented as a symbol of elite status. The Hope Diamond was mined in India and later sold to King Louis XIV of France in 1668.
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The diamond is also considered a symbol of clarity and strength. According to an anonymous poet from the 2nd century B.C. It is said to ward off the evil eye. Diamonds are believed to represent and bring longevity, strength, beauty and good luck.
Diamonds are not only the birthstone for April, but also represent the 60th and 75th wedding anniversaries.