Diamond Birthstone Jewelry is the Perfect Gift for April Babies!
April's birthstone - diamond - is one of the most important gems of modern times. Diamond, coming from the Greek term "adamas", translates to invincible. This only makes sense as a diamond is the hardest of natural gemstones used in jewelry. Diamond is formed deep within the mantle layer of the Earth and reach the surface through fierce volcanic eruptions.
In Sanskrit, the diamond is called vajra, which also means lightning and the ancient Greeks believed that diamonds were splinters of stars fallen to earth. It was even said by some that they were the tears of the Gods or perhaps crystallized lightning or hardened dew drops.
In ancient times only kings wore diamonds as a symbol of strength, courage and invincibility. Over the centuries, the diamond acquired its unique status as the ultimate gift of love. It was said that Cupid's arrows were tipped with diamonds which have a magic that nothing else can ever quite equal. But it wasn't until 1477, when Archduke Maximillian of Austria gave a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy, that the tradition of diamond engagement rings began. Even the reason a woman wears it on the third finger of her left hand dates back to the early Egyptian belief that the vena amoris (vein of love) ran directly from the heart to the top of the third finger, left hand.
Lucky April babies to have this stone as theirs for the month!