The birthstone for April, diamond is one of the most-prized precious stones today, and an object of desire for every woman wanting to adorn herself with its sparkling and sophisticated beauty. Diamonds consist of a single element, carbon, with atoms arranged in a strong, tetrahedral structure that lend it extreme hardness and remarkable durability. In fact, a diamond can only be scratched by another diamond.
Its name is derived from the Greek word "adamas," meaning "invicible" and "unbreakable" – a very proper way of describing those born in April.
Much like springtime, diamonds are also believed to symbolize new beginnings, which is why they are considered a wonderful gift for a loved one. Culturally, diamonds are associated with many stories and folklore. In ancient Greece, the fire of the diamond was thought to symbolize the flame of eternal love.
When shared with other crystals, diamonds were said to boost one’s energy and improve individual balance. The April birthstone was also thought to provide the wearer with better relationships and increase inner strength.
For centuries, people have been using alternative medicine in the form of healing crystals, and diamonds had their own list of perceived health benefits. In fact, they were believed to alleviate pituitary gland issues, increase intellectual capacity, fix insanity, clear out toxins in the body, and also be beneficial for diabetes patients or those fighting tuberculosis.