Diamond as Birthstone
It’s uncertain how the specific months became connected with the various stones. However, some speculate that the origins of birthstones dates back to biblical times when the breastplate belonging to a priest was decorated with 12 assorted colour gems. As time wore on, the 12 gems became associated with the zodiac and the months connected to it.
This started the tradition of wearing a colour stone each month as a sort of good luck charm. Initially people wore all twelve stones, rotating according to the month of the year to derive the greatest benefit of each stone.
Believing that the various gems held magical powers for the individual born within a given month, people started to wear the stone associated with their birth month for the entire year.
The Diamond has become a symbol of pure love for many couples around the world. Today, its durability inspires countless couples to hold the diamond as a symbol of the eternal commitment and unbroken bonds between lovers. This symbolism has garnered the diamond a spiritual touch as well. Today, the diamond is an integral element of astrology, representing love, luck, and prosperity.
Diamond analysis based on Zodiac:
Just like other gemstones, the diamond also holds a pride of place in the list of birthstones.
Based on the analysis of the Zodiac, astrologers believe that the characteristics of the diamond resemble the characteristics of the sun sign Aries. Independent, strong-willed, and optimistic, both the Aries-born and their birthstone, the diamond, shine their brilliant light on the rest of the Zodiac.
Diamonds form when carbon is subjected to intense force and pressure for millions of years. When they finally become diamonds, these gemstones are hard-wearing, sturdy, stable, and unbreakable. This physical characteristic of the diamond has enthralled people for years.
Their ability to survive the odds and come out stronger and more beautiful speaks volumes to April-born people.Courageous, tenacious, and enthusiastic to begin with, the traits of the diamond resonate with Aries-born people. Diamonds symbolize romance, grace, serenity, artistry, and humanitarianism – all of which are found in the typical April-born.
This makes the diamond the perfect birthstone for the month of April.Known as an energy amplifier in spiritual communities, the diamond is believed to detoxify the body, freeing people from digestive problems, infertility, diabetes, and dermatological concerns. In order to properly absorb the diamond’s healing properties, astrologers recommend having a 1-3 carat diamond inserted into gold/silver for the best results.
You probably heard about the 4C’s and even know about the 4C’s of the Diamond and what all the C’s stands for. Let’s take a closer to all the C’s individually:
Cut: Of all the 4Cs, diamond cut has the greatest effect on a diamond’s beauty. In determining the quality of the cut, the diamond grader evaluates the cutter’s skill in the fashioning of the diamond. The more precise the diamond is cut, the more captivating the diamond is to the eye.
Colour: The colour of gem-quality diamonds occurs in many hues. The range from colourless to light yellow or light brown.Colourless diamonds are the rarest. Other natural colours (blue, red, pink for example) are known as “fancy,” and their colour grading is different than from white colourless diamonds.
Clarity: Diamonds can have internal characteristics known as inclusions or external characteristics known as blemishes. Diamonds without inclusions or blemishes are rare; however, most characteristics can only be seen with magnification.
Carat: The carat is the diamond’s physical weight measured in metric carats. One carat equals 1/5 gram and is subdivided into 100 points. Carat weight is the most objective grade of the 4Cs.