The April Birthstone is Diamond
Both the modern and official birthstone for April is the Diamond which symbolizes romance and enduring love, and is traditionally set in engagement and wedding rings. The alternative April gemstone is any clear stone such as sparkling Quartz.
Diamonds are the most popular gemstone worldwide and are 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.
The Alternative April Birthstone is Quartz
The April birthstone color is clear or white representing the transparency of diamonds.
Thus alternative birthstones for April are any clear or white gemstones such as clear quartz, white sapphires and white topaz.
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.
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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