The April Birthstone is Diamond
Both the modern and official birthstone for the month of April is the Diamond. The April birthstone color is clear or white and the alternative April gemstone is any clear stone such as sparkling Quartz.
Diamonds symbolize romance and enduring love and are traditionally set in engagement and wedding rings. They are the most most popular gemstone worldwide and valued according to carat weight, clarity, color, and cut (the 4 'C's).
Diamond is made up entirely of carbon and is the hardest natural material known to man. In fact the name 'diamond' comes from Greek ‘adamas’ meaning invincible, possibly indicating the superior hardness of diamonds.
Diamond is one of the Zodiac birthstones for Aries star sign (Mar 21 - Apr 19) and Rock Crystal (Quartz) is one of the Zodiac birthstones for Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20).
April Birthstone Color: Clear or White
The April birthstone color is clear or white representing the transparency of diamonds.
Due to the many issues around diamond mining and illegal trading, consumers must ensure any diamonds are certified as 'conflict free'. Choose jewelers that track diamonds back to their source, ideally to mines that are both ethically and environmentally responsible.
In recent years there has been a strong acceptance of lab grown diamonds that are just as spectacular, are easily traceable and circumvent the many humanitarian and environmental issues around mining.
Alternative April Birthstone: Quartz
The alternative birthstones for April are any clear or white gemstones such as clear quartz, white sapphires and white topaz.
April birthstone jewelry is usually set with these alternative gemstones as diamonds are traditionally reserved for engagement rings
Quartz is the most abundant mineral found across the planet and is also a very durable substance. Besides the clear or transparent variety, quartz occurs in many colors known by different names, such as amethyst and aventurine.
Clear quartz birthstone jewelry is a popular gift for April birthdays.
APRIL BIRTHDAY SYMBOLS
Alternative birthstone: clear Quartz
Birthstone color: white or clear
Birth flower: Sweet Pea
Zodiac star sign: Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)
Zodiac star sign: Taurus (Apr 21 - May 21)
10th, 60th and 75th wedding anniversary: Diamond
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