So if you were born in April, you have lucked out as the beautiful sparkling diamond is your birthstone.
Of course, it doesn’t always have to be a real diamond, but a little bit of sparkle always goes a long way!
If you fancy treating someone who has a birthday this April, have a look at our sparkly things …. a little more affordable than the real thing!
For always diamonds have been highly valued and objects of desire, regarded as the ultimate gift and, of course, the symbol of eternal love.
You probably know that diamonds, apart from being a girl’s best friend, are the hardest gemstone of all – amazing to think that they were formed one hundred miles beneath the Earth’s surface over a billion years ago.
Fokelore has long featured diamonds; some say diamonds were created when bolts of lightning struck rocks, and others say the gem possesses healing powers.
Today everyone all over the world admires a diamond. I was interested to learn that up until the middle of the 1900s, there was no standard evaluation for diamonds. At that time the now-globally accepted standard for describing diamonds was created – Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat Weight. Today, these “4C’s” of Diamond Quality are the universal method for assessing the quality of any diamond, anywhere in the world.
The birthstone for April is the Diamond. As well as being associated with eternal love, it also symbolises romance and courage and is known to ward off insanity – always useful!
As well as this symbolism, the diamond is also a symbol of purity, innocence, eternity and courage.
In ancient times diamonds were believed to be tears of the Gods.
The beauty and brilliance of a diamond is unsurpassed and as a birthstone, it is related to eternal and true love, strength and romance.
Happy birthday for everyone who is celebrating a birthday this month!