The traditional birthstone for April is Diamond. The word diamond is taken from the Greek word “adamas” meaning hardest metal. The diamond is a member of the carbon family and is a precious stone remarkable for its extreme hardness. Diamonds are primarily mined for in USA, Brazil, Russia, Australia and Ghana and are usually colourless or tinted yellow.
The properties of the April birthstone are clarity, balance and abundance. It has long been thought that the diamond has healing properties particularly in relation to brain diseases, drawing out toxins and as a remedy to poison. The diamond is also associated with increasing inner strength and enhancing relationships. (more…)