Wow – diamonds for you!  Well they are a girl’s best friend!

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“She who from April dates her years,
Diamonds shall wear, lest bitter tears
For vain repentance flow; this stone,
Emblem of innocence, is known.”

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So if you were born in April, you may already know that the pure and simple diamond is the traditional birthstone for you.  Wearing your birthstone is said to enhance relationships and increase your inner strength.  The traditional metaphysical properties for this hard, hard stone are balance, clarity and abundance, as a beautiful diamond would suggest!  Healing properties for this queen of all precious stones relate to the pituitary gland and brain diseases but don’t forget, the healing properties generally from wearing your birthstone can be quite amazing – all to do with your auric field and allowing it’s vibration to impact you and therefore create healing.  The diamond has also been used in times gone by as a remedy for poisoning as it was said to draw out toxins – presumably due to it’s own purity.

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Of course, diamonds are also available in shades of different colours – yellow, pink, red, blue and green.  Ranging in intensity, the deeper the colour generally the higher the value of the stone.  Although a word of caution – to enhance the colour of a diamond, sometimes diamonds can be colour treated or have their clarity enhanced in a laboratory.

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For us in the modern day, clear quartz (or rock crystal) is your birthstone – and a slightly less expensive alternative!  The Herkimer Diamond is a double-terminated quartz, discovered around Herkimer County, New York and the Mohawk River valley by workmen cutting into the Mohawk River Valley dolostone in the late 18th century.  These double-pointed quartz crystals have also been found in abundance in Tibet and Afghanistan.  Like the traditional diamond, many of the Herkimer Diamond crystals are known for their extreme clarity.  Wiccan and New Age belief systems attribute mystical powers to them.

 

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So, if it’s your birthday in April, we hope you have a very happy birthday!   If you know someone and would like to buy them a special April gift, do have a browse through our selection of birthstone jewellery for April – featuring lots of beautiful clear quartz. Happy shopping and happy birthday! x

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