The birthstone for April is the Diamond which symbolizes romance and enduring love, and this April birthstone is traditionally set in engagement and wedding rings.
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. Fancy colored diamonds or black diamonds are also considered a trendy alternative to the conventional clear diamond.
The name 'diamond' comes from Greek ‘adamas’ meaning invincible and may reflect that the diamond is the hardest gemstone known to man.
Both the modern and the official April birthstone (as per the American Gem Trade Association) is the Diamond.
APRIL BIRTHDAY INFO CARD
April birthstone - Diamond
April alternative birthstone - clear Quartz
April birthstone color - White or Clear
April birth flower - Sweet Pea
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Zodiac birthstone Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
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Fine Jewelry v Fashion Jewelry
Fine Jewelry - made with solid precious metals (gold and silver) and primarily precious gemstones (diamonds, ruby, emerald and sapphire). High grade semi-precious stones are often combined with diamonds.
Fashion Jewelry - made with plated metals and alloys and mainly artificial gemstones or lower grade semi-precious gems.