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This month, we are focusing on the birthstone of April, Diamond.
Birthstones are gemstones that are associated with each month.
April Birthstone: Diamond
Birthstone Color: White, Clear
Alternative Birthstone: Quartz
Diamond is the birthstone for the month of April and it symbolizes eternal love, purity and faith. A diamond is available in shades of pink, blue, green, purple, red, orange, yellow, and black.
Mystical Powers of the birthstone: Diamonds were also considered to be protection against evil, and they are supposed to bring the wearer happiness and wealth. The ancient Greeks also considered diamonds to be protection against evil and poison.
Main sources of Diamond: Notable Occurrences include South Africa and neighboring countries, India, Brazil, Russia, Australia and USA
Interesting Facts: As gemstones, diamonds are typically described in terms of Cut, Clarity, Color, and of course Carat. In purchasing a diamond , these factors will determine the value of the
The ancient Hindus called the Diamond "Vajra," meaning lightening, both because of the sparks of light thrown off by
this gem as well as its invincible strength. The Diamond is harder than any other substance on earth.
Hope Diamond, which weighs 45.52 carats and has blue-violet color, is locating at the Smithsonian Institute.