APRIL BIRTHSTONE: DIAMOND

On a night made out of diamonds, you two packed your bags, 

slept under trees, sang on stage, cried into the moonlight. 


Your voices, carried by the wind. 


The rhythm of your words falling down from the sky onto your skin, 

into your heart, like stars. 


You were swept away. 


This life she brought, it was never going to be ordinary.


Who hasn’t heard of this one before? The most notorious, famously famous of all the crystals – the diamond is April’s birthstone and a hell of a fighter. It’s a crazy powerful stone that enhances inner vision. It brings purity, and clear positive resolution of issues that niggle at our soul, especially after realizing and admitting that our perception, expectation or approach may have been wrong. 


Didn’t think that pretty piece was packing all of that punch, did ya? Oh, but there’s more…


A diamond is fearless. It’s strong, amplified by integrity and intention, and vibrates with our crown chakra, so you know it’s the real deal. It’s a crazy powerful stone that enhances inner vision. It brings purity, and clear positive resolution of issues that niggle at our soul, especially after realizing and admitting that our perception, expectation or approach may have been wrong.


Diamonds work together with other crystals to accentuate their vibratory, healing qualities, and it just amplifies everything it touches. Beware, though, because negative energies will also be amplified by a diamond. So stay on the sunny side of life. But that ain’t too hard when you’ve got your diamond sidekick with you.


Diamonds make happiness a million times better. It’s a stone to bring forth the art of “more”. Whatever you feel inside, diamond amplifies it tenfold.


You’ve probably heard the diamond is the hardest stone on earth. But did you know it also has the most brilliance? That’s what they call those endless mirroring facets. As with light, diamond mirrors energy around you and reflects it right back at you. It’s a tool of reflection. Like a book, or your best friend, or both.



FUN FACT


The name diamond came from the Greek Adams, meaning 'untamed' or 'unbreakable'. Oh yeah baby. 



Diamonds weren’t always about brilliance. Ancient merchants knew its magical prowess: diamonds can only be conquered and cut by another diamond. Nothing else could beat the hardness of the diamond. A stone so magical and unfathomable, it was used to protect the wisdom of the highest priests and noblemen. Diamonds weren’t always about brilliance. Ancient merchants knew its magical prowess: diamonds can only be conquered and cut by another diamond. Nothing else could beat the hardness of the diamond. A stone so magical and unfathomable, it was used to protect the wisdom of the highest priests and noblemen.


As the industry grew, cutting diamonds to refine its brilliance became fashionable. Women of the 19th century wanted their own sparkle against candle-lit dinners, and so the age of brilliant cut diamonds began.

Birthstone for: April


Diamond zodiac sign: Aries (March 21, April 19), 

                                    Taurus (April 20-May 20)


Diamond chakra:

  • The seventh chakra - the Crown or Sahasrara chakra

    Located on the head, the crown chakra brings your subconscious thoughts to the surface and helps you reconnect with your inner intuition and higher sense of purpose. Use diamond to clear up hazy thoughts and keep you level-headed. 

  • The third chakra - the Heart or the Anahata chakra. 

    Home of the deepest emotions and feelings. A balanced heart chakra will keep you from tripping over tangled emotions and having unnecessary flare ups.

How diamond fits into your life:


April babies. Your partner on your 10th and 60th anniversary. Or really, give to anyone at all. No one can say no to a diamond.

Silver aquamarine rings

VIBES

  • Imagination

  • Personal strength 

  • Energy amplification

  • Clarity 

  • Truth 

USE FOR

  • Celebrating a love of any kind

  • When you're writing your memoir and need an imagination boost 

  • When you feel intimidated at parent-teacher meetings and need fortitude 

  • Channeling your inner Marilyn Monroe, dousing yourself with Champagne, naked, save for your bling

Aquamarine origins

Stay away from the ‘red lights’ and watch out for ‘yellow lights’ districts. That’s what our Sustainability Team keeps telling us. Due to the prevalence of blood diamonds, we’ve created a traffic light system where we sort through data to assess which diamond origins we consider acceptable and which ones to avoid. Countries like Angola and Zimbabwe are a few we mark ‘red’. 

Our diamonds are responsibly sourced from: Canada, Australia, South Africa, Botswana, USA, Indonesia


Tough Love level: 10 Mohs scale of hardness.

Diamond is pure carbon, just like your pencil. Even though graphite is extremely brittle and fragile, what gives diamond its hardness is the atomic arrangement. As the hardest material on earth, store diamonds in a separate box, away from other gemstones, to keep it from scratching your other rocks. 


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Her tears were like arrowheads, 

piercing through the thick skin of fruit 

so you could feast on the flesh inside. 


They fossilized as they touched the ground, 

binding the immortality of your history, 

a legend of a love eternal.


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DIAMOND COLORS

When you think of a diamond, you might think of a colorless stone. But diamonds come in so many colors! It all depends on the chemical impurities and structural defects. Colored diamonds are also called fancy diamonds, and often have more than a single hue. A red diamond rarely appears only red, and may be tinted with purplish or orange overtones.

  • Salt and pepper diamonds contain a mix of black (pepper) and white (salt) and inclusions. In the industry’s past days, salt and pepper diamonds used to be discarded or used for industrial purposes only. Now, brides-to-be drool over the fact no two stones are alike.

  • Black diamond is basically an all-pepper diamond. It has black inclusions so intense, the entire stone appears dark. 

  • Pink diamond is an exquisite, charming thing. No scientist can point out exactly why it has a pink shade, which gives it a mysterious edge. Pink diamonds are one of the rarest colored diamonds out there.  

  • Blue diamond is usually irradiated. Radiation changes the color of diamonds to blue or green. Blue diamonds can occur naturally, but are incredibly rare. Most blue diamonds in the market nowadays are irradiated. You can find blue diamonds in a range of shade, from pale to vivid blue.

  • Red diamond is the rarest colored diamond stone. For 30 years between 1957-1987, GIA didn’t record a single mention of a diamond with ‘red’ color. Red diamonds are almost always vivid, even though they can have brownish or purplish overtones.

  • Green diamond is the result of exposure to radioactivity and atomic radiation. It comes in a range of shades and oftentimes with secondary hues. 

  • Yellow diamondis caused by the presence of nitrogen. A yellowish hue in colorless diamond is considered a negative quality, until its color reaches a certain vivid level.  

  • Lab-grown diamonds are, as the name suggests, diamonds grown in a lab. It shares the same chemical structures as natural diamonds and is a popular ethical diamond alternative. 


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