Being born in the month of April sure has its advantages. For starters, having the diamond as your birthstone means more reasons to get more bling compared to the rest of us. Find out in this article about what a diamond signifies and why it holds such a special place in our hearts.
THE ORIGIN OF BIRTHSTONES
It is believed that the origin of birthstones can be traced back to the Bible. The diamond is said to have been one of the 12 gemstones worn on the breastplate of Aaron. The 12 birthstones were believed to possess spiritual and magical energies that could protect its wearer.
The current birthstone list we’ve come to know today was formulated by the American National Association of Jewelers back in 1912.
A DIAMOND’S HISTORY
Natural diamonds were formed under high pressure and temperatures deep within the Earth, over 3 billion years ago.
For centuries, diamonds have always been the most desired gemstone all around the world. Sanskrit texts dating back to 400 B.C. wrote about the extraordinary value and significance of diamonds.
In the 1400s, Indian diamonds were sold as jewellery out of caravans as fashion accessories for Europe’s wealthy and elite. During the early 1700s, India’s diamond supplies began to deplete, Brazil emerged and dominated the diamond market for more than 150 years. In the 20th century, gifting a diamond as an engagement ring became the standard thanks to De Beers “A diamond is forever” ad campaign.
WHAT DOES THE APRIL BIRTHSTONE SIGNIFY?
It is believed that if one was born in the month of April and were to wear a diamond, that they’d be much happier in their relationships, more successful in life and the diamond will give them strength from within.
Other meanings a diamond symbolises:
BEAUTY AND EXTRAVAGANCE
Diamond jewellery are often seen incorporated into fashion.
Whether you are attending a gala or shopping with your girlfriends at the mall, the way light reflects and sparkle off a diamond can be captivating, giving off a sense of elegance.
LOVE AND POWER
The hardness of a diamond has become synonymous with the meaning of love and union. Diamonds have also come to represent the purity and endlessness of love, because they can be significant investments, diamonds represent a major long-term commitment.
A diamond represents many things but most importantly, a birthstone to those born in the month of April. To all our April babies who are just as precious as diamonds, here’s wishing you a happy birthday!
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