“She who from April dates her years, 
Diamonds shall wear, 
lest bitter tears
For vain repentance flow.”   (April Birthstone Poem)

What else can be a matter of pride for all the April born than to be associated with the world’s most coveted gemstone, the diamond? Lucky are those born in the month of April. If you are an April born and do not already have the diamond in your possession, you have plenty of reasons to get one soon. Diamond is the traditional birthstone of April and with it comes many important meanings for those born in that month. The word diamond comes from the Greek word “adamas” which means “invincible”; an apt word to describe the true nature of all April born. April born are known to display a strong leadership quality. They are also known to be assertive in nature.

Diamonds have long been associated with many interesting stories and folklore. Some say that diamonds were formed when bolts of lightning struck the rocks. In Sanskrit, they are referred to as “vajra” which implies lightning. As per the Hindu mythology lightning was used by Indra, the king of Gods as a weapon. Diamonds have always been a symbol of invincibility, courage and strength. According to the Greeks, the fire radiated by the diamond was a symbol of eternal love. There are some other theories that assert that diamonds were God’s tears.

Diamonds are known to be endowed with many healing powers. They were believed to cure ailments of the pituitary gland and the brain. A crystal when heated and taken to bed was known to suck out the harmful toxins from the body. They are known to be highly beneficial for the diabetes patients and for those suffering from tuberculosis. They are believed to increase the intellectual power of the wearer and also protect them from insanity.

Diamonds are still known to provide the wearer with a healthy relationship and eternal love. They are still believed to increase the internal strength of the wearer while at the same time provide such benefits as clarity, abundance and balance.

Diamonds are the hardest substance found in nature; four times harder than the next hardest substance the corundum. They are formed deep below the earth’s surface under extreme temperature and pressure. There are many varieties of diamonds and they can be classified into translucent, transparent or opaque. Colors range from colorless to sooty black. There are innumerable colors in between like blue, green, pink, red, orange, purple, yellow, etc. The color varies depending on the type of impurities present in the stone. Diamonds are available in round, princess, emerald, heart, oval, pear, cushion, Asscher, marquise, radiant shape.

There is no dearth of diamond jewelries. Hop into any diamond store and you will find plenty of options for your diamond jewelries in all shapes, sizes and colors. You can opt for a diamond stud in round brilliant cut; a popular choice. You can even go for a princess cut diamond ring or a pear cut diamond pendant. The options are unlimited and you are sure to be spoilt for choice. 

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