April Birthstone Color and Flower & more April Birthday Symbols

April Birthstones Diamond & Quartz

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.

Diamond is one of the Zodiac birthstones for Aries star sign (Mar 21 - Apr 20) and Rock Crystal (Quartz) is one of the Zodiac birthstones for Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20). Other birthday symbols include the birth flowers for April which are the Sweet Pea and Daisy.

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).

Besides being a meaningful gift for a special April birthday, Diamond jewelry is the also given to celebrate 10th, 60th and 75th wedding anniversaries.

Watch the short, informative videos below highlighting the history, symbolism and properties of Diamonds and Quartz.

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April Birthstone Color: Clear or White

The April birthstone color is clear or white representing the transparency of diamonds. 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.

Due to the many issues around diamond mining and illegal trading, consumers must ensure any diamonds they purchase 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.

Jewelry with fancy colored diamonds or black diamonds is a modern, trendy alternative to the conventional clear diamond. Colors of fancy diamonds include yellow, blue, green, brown, pink, red, grey and black.

Discover more about the diamond gemstone and comprehensive advice about buying diamonds.

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 one of the most abundant minerals and is found on all continents ranging from large crystals formed in boulders to small sand grains and even smaller microscopic forms. The Greek name "krustallos" means "ice" as it was once thought that colorless quartz was formed by ice turning into rock. Clear quartz is also known as rock crystal or ice crystal.

Besides the clear or transparent variety, quartz occurs in many colors known by different names, such as amethyst (purple), citrine (yellow) and aventurine (green). Other colored varieties include milky quartz (cream or white), rose quartz (pink), brown quartz, smoky quartz (grey) and even black opaque quartz.

Clear quartz birthstone jewelry is a popular gift for April birthdays.

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 April Birthday Symbols and Zodiac Signs

The April birth symbols are:

  • Birthstone: Diamond
  • 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

April Birthday Symbols and Signs

April Birthstone Goddess
Lady of April with Diamond and Daisies by Angelic Shades
depicting April's birthstone, color and flower.
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April Zodiac Signs and Crystals

The two April birthday zodiac signs are Aries and Taurus. The Aries sign is from Mar 21 to April 20 and the Taurus sign from April 21 to May 21. (The start and end dates can vary by a day or so each year).

New Moon Beginnings offer Zodiac crystal sets (rough or tumbled) to enhance each sign's positive qualities and to calm negative energies.

Red jasper, bloodstone, carnelian, citrine, and clear quartz are included in the Aries crystal set to ignite Arien passion and strength. Discover how these stones amplify the qualities of the Aries sign.

In the Taurus crystal set - emerald, malachite, jade, rose quartz and mixed tourmaline compliment the steady, stable Taureans. Find out how these stones can help strengthen the Taurus sign characteristics.

Aries Crystals (Mar 21 - Apr 20) Aries Jewelry

Taurus Crystals (Apr 21 - May 21) Taurus Jewelry

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Diamond Gemstone Facts and Information by Gemporia

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Six Benefits of Lab-Grown Diamonds

Lab-grown diamonds, also known as synthetic diamonds or created diamonds, offer an alternative to their natural counterparts. Here are some benefits to consider:

1. Ethical Sourcing: Mined diamonds have a history marred by human rights abuses and conflict financing. Lab-grown diamonds, on the other hand, are created in controlled environments, ensuring they are free from unethical practices. For conscientious consumers, this ethical advantage is crucial.

2. Environmental Impact: Traditional diamond mining can be ecologically damaging but lab-grown diamonds have minimal environmental impact. They are produced using advanced technological processes that replicate the conditions deep within the Earth’s mantle, without the need for mining. However, the energy usage is high for the production process so this needs to be taken into account.

3. Cost-Effectiveness: Lab-grown diamonds are more affordable than their natural counterparts. Since they take less time and manpower to create, they can cost anywhere from 20% to 50% less. This affordability allows you to get more bling for your buck.

4. Customization: Lab diamonds provide an excellent canvas for creativity. Their affordability allows for greater flexibility in designing unique pieces of jewelry. Whether it’s an engagement ring or a pendant, you can create your ideal piece with lab-created diamonds.

5. Color Variety: Lab-grown diamonds can be produced in a wide range of colors, including shades rarely found in nature. From blues to pinks, these colored lab diamonds offer a unique and coveted palette for jewelry enthusiasts.

6. Transparency: The supply chain for lab diamonds is transparent. Consumers can trace the origin of their gemstones, knowing they are conflict-free and responsibly produced.

Lab-grown diamonds are a sustainable choice that combines beauty, responsibility, and innovation. Whether you’re drawn to their ethical sourcing, affordability, or vibrant colors, lab-created diamonds are transforming the jewelry industry.