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April Birthstone

"She who from April dates her years, Diamonds shall wear,
lest bitter tears For vain repentance flow."

April Birthstone - Properties of the Diamond
For those who were born in the month of April the Diamond is the traditional birthstone. The April birthstone poem reflects some of the properties with which the Diamond is associated - enhancing relationships and increasing inner strength.

The Traditional Metaphysical Properties for the April Birthstone Diamond are  balance, clarity and abundance.

The healing properties of the April birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to brain diseases, pituitary glands. The Diamond is also used to draw out toxins and therefore was used as a remedy for poison.

April Birthstone - Where are Diamonds found?
The popular April Birthstone of the Diamond is found in the following countries:

  • Australia, Ghana, Zaire, Russia, USA and Brazil.

April Birthstone - the Color of the Diamond
The traditional color associated with the Diamond is white, or colorless, and is strongly favored as a popular gem in  jewelry. The April birthstone diamond is categorised into the following: Colorless, Nearly colorless, Faintly tinted (usually yellow), Lightly tinted (usually yellow) and Tinted (usually yellow but may progress to brownish).

Definition of the Diamond, the April Birthstone
Definition of Diamond, the April birth stone: The word Diamond is derived from the Greek word "adamas" which means "hardest metal" which reflect the property of the stone. The diamond is a precious stone or gem excelling in brilliancy and beautiful play of prismatic colors, and remarkable for its extreme hardness. This gem is a member of the Diamond (Carbon) family. It is the hardest substance known. The diamond as found in nature (called a rough diamond) is cut, for use in jewelry, into various forms with many reflecting facets, by which its brilliancy is much increased. The crystal structure of the Diamond, the April birthstone, is Isometric.

April Birth stone - the History of the Diamond
For those who were born in the month of April the Diamond is the traditional birthstone. The history, myths, legends and folklore surrounding the magical properties of different birthstones have been handed down through the ages and from different civilisations. This subject has been documented separately in the History of Birthstones section which can be accessed by the link at the top of the page.

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