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Birthstones: April- Diamond

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Natural diamonds are a rare and unique ultimate gift for a loved one. Thought to be one of the hardest substances on the globe, diamonds date back billions of years.  American Gem Society

In honor of the April birthstone, we’re diving into the qualities of the diamond stone.

Identification

Color: Adopted from the Greek work adamas, meaning “invincible,” diamonds come in a wide range of colors such as black, blue, green, pink, red, purple, orange and yellow. The color is dependent upon the type of impurities that are present in the stone. For instance, yellow stones have minuscule traces of nitrogen while blue ones contain boron.
Mohs Hardness: 10 Mohs

History

As told through the Encarta, Sanskrit texts dating back before 400 B.C. found that people associated significant value and wonderment with crystals. There is also significant research dating back to 1330 showing diamond cutting in Venice. The diamond trading business flourished towards the 15th century with the opening of Eastern trade routes.

Ancient theories touting the magical powers of diamonds were prevalent: some thought lightning bolts formed diamonds, while other theories asserted that diamonds were the tears of god.” – American Gem Society

Physical, Mystical and Spiritual Properties

The diamond is a symbol of purity. It’s pure white light helps to bring our lives into a cohesive whole.  The diamond brings love and clarity into partnerships and bonding relationships. The diamond is a sign of commitment and fidelity – it instills trust into relationships and situations. The diamond is an energy amplifier and a stone that never requires recharging – bringing strength and endurance to all energies and enhances the power of other crystals. It clears emotional and mental pain, reduces fear and brings about new beginnings. It stimulates creativity, imagination and ingenuity bringing clarity to the mind and allowing the soul to shine out.

The diamond purifies and detoxifies the body’s systems and rebalances metabolisms. It can help glaucoma and clear sight and also treat dizziness and vertigo. It’s also known for counteracting poisoning.

 

 


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