Gemstone Feature- Diamond (Birthstone for April)

Diamond, one of the most sought-after precious gemstones, is the birthstone for April and also the official gemstone for 60th wedding anniversaries.

Known as the stone that brings love and clarity these gorgeous gemstones are also believed to detoxify the body, rebalance the metabolism, build stamina, enhance strength and treat dizziness and vertigo.

birthstone for april


Color:  Diamonds come in a variety of different colors. Most commonly they are brown, yellow, gray, or colorless. Less common colors would include blue, green, black, pink, violet, orange, purple, red and translucent white.


Source:  

Diamonds can be found in several places globally including Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Lesotho, Russia, India, Canada, United States and Australia.

birthstone for april


Age:  Diamonds were first discovered and mined in India. It is hard to pinpoint the exact date of discovery, but it is believed to be about 6,000 years ago.


Family:  Carbon


Hardness:  10 on the Mohs scale

birthstone for april


Gemstone Properties/Healing Properties:  

Diamonds are a symbol of purity.  It brings love and clarity into partnerships, bonding relationships.  It clears emotional and mental pain, reducing fear and bringing about new beginnings.

Emotionally, diamonds are thought to help you conquer fear, rid yourself of emotional pain and gain clarity.  It is also thought to stimulate creativity and imagination.

Diamonds are believed to detoxify the body, rebalance the metabolism, build stamina, enhance strength and treat dizziness and vertigo.

birthstone for april


Fun Facts/Stories:  

Diamond is the hardest known naturally occurring material.  The largest blue diamond discovered, 29.6-carat, was unearthed in January 2014 in a South African mine.

Cubic Zirconia, White Topaz and clear Crystal are commonly used as lower cost alternatives to diamonds.


Have you ever used diamonds to rid yourself of emotional pain and gain clarity?

Have any of the healing properties worked for you?  We would love to know!

Please share you comments below. 

Jen

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