April Birthstone: Diamond

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DIAMOND:APRIL

The name diamond is of Latin origin meaning “invincible.” Diamond’s are composed of very densely packed carbon atoms and are the hardest substance on Earth. Diamonds are either colorless or can be red, yellow, brown, black, green, blue, pink or violet. Yellow is the most common fancy color and pink is the most rare. A diamond gets its blue color from the presence of boron.

When a diamond is not “gem quality” it is used in manufacturing and industry. The value of a diamond largely depends upon how skillfully and well it is cut. Diamond’s value is measured based on cut, color, clarity and carat weight. (4c’s)

A gift of a diamond is symbolic of everlasting love and is the official stone for the 60th wedding anniversary. It symbolizes wisdom, enlightenment, purity and clarity. It provides protection, preserves peace and gives the wearer power. The diamond encourages self-confidence and a desire for independence while counteracting jealousy.

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