For those fortunate to be born in April, their birthstone is the most prized gemstone of all.
It is the ultimate birthstone because it has much strength and it is also the hardest element that can be found in nature.
Babies born in April get a diamond as their birthstone.
The origin of birthstones is believed to date back to the breastplate of Aaron which contained
twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. The idea of birthstones has a place in many traditions. The ancient Romans believed that Cupid’s arrows were tipped with diamonds. It is believed by some that diamonds enhance the longevity and honesty of relationships. Since they are the strongest of the precious gems, they are also thought to increase the wearer’s strength. Many ancient cultures believed that diamonds gave the wearer strength and courage during battle, and some kings wore diamonds on their armor as they rode into battle.
Diamonds are tough. In fact, it’s the hardest gemstone and is made of just one element: carbon.
Its structure makes it 58 times harder than anything in nature and can only be cut with another diamond. Diamonds have been admired for centuries. Some historians estimate they were traded as early as 4 BC.
Throughout history, the diamond has nearly always symbolized eternal and lasting love. Today the diamond is the gem widely known to be featured as an engagement ring. And we’ve kinda taken this personally at Danelian Diamonds ;)