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April's Birthstone Secrets Revealed

Aug 17, 2007
April's birthstone, the diamond, is one of the most popular gemstones, and part of the reason is the ongoing belief that it passes on remarkable powers to its wearer. People believe that some stones and minerals are imbued with special powers. Certain months of the year have become associated with certain stones and minerals, hence these stones have been called "birthstones," and you don't have to have been born under the month of that stone to enjoy its benefits.

Everyone treasures the diamond. There is a reason it is prized as the stone in special items of jewelry, such as engagement rings. This same reason is why we call the 75th anniversary of anything the "diamond anniversary." April's birthstone symbolizes longevity and reliability. Ever heard the phrase "a diamond is forever"? It comes from the fact that a properly preserved diamond never loses its luster.

April's birthstone also represents strength. It is said to be the "ultimate gemstone" because it is the hardest mineral in existence, even tougher than the sapphire or the ruby. It is, however, not invincible. The diamond has four "directions of cleavage," or places where it chips or splits. Expert gemcutters know exactly which directions these are, and are able to avoid them in order to create perfectly shaped gems.

Another trait the diamond proudly flaunts is clarity. The purest diamond is so transparent and colorless that no other stone or mineral in the world can compare. Whenever light strikes a diamond, the particles of light are so evenly dispersed that it seems a bright "flame" burns inside the stone. Clarity of thought and purity of heart is what this trait represents.

Because the diamond is so clear, it goes well with any metal. People who choose platinum, titanium, gold or silver metal bases for jewelry need not fear that their diamond-enhanced apparel will not look good. The diamond is the ultimate expression of class. A single tiny diamond, as long as it is properly cut and with sufficient carat weight, is enough to lend sophistication to any accessory or attire.

This is why jewelry enhanced with the presence of April's birthstone are so highly cherished - apart from the fact that is one of the most expensive gemstones in the market. It speaks of a preference for honesty, integrity and fidelity. A person who gives the precious gift of diamond jewelry says she or he thinks very highly of the receiver of the gift, as he or she is able to appreciate these fine qualities in a person. On the other hand a person who wears diamond jewelry says to the world that he or she has a perfect eye for quality and desires to be surrounded only with the very best.
About the Author
Sam Serio is a musician, a writer, and Dad. For more on jewelry and gemstones, visit MORNINGLIGHTJEWELRY to get your FREE copy of "How To Buy Jewelry And Gemstones Without Being Ripped Off." Get your FREE report at http://www.morninglightjewelry.com.
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