The April Birthstone Color is White or Clear
The April Birth Flower is the Sweet Pea
The Official April Birthstone is Diamond
The Alternative April birthstone is Clear Quartz
April Birthstone Color - White or Clear
The April birthstone color is clear or white representing the transparency of the April birthstone Diamond. 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. Nowadays Fancy colored diamonds or black diamonds are considered a trendy alternative to the conventional clear diamond birthstone.
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 birthstone jewelry is usually set with these alternative gemstones as diamonds are traditionally reserved for engagement rings. Clear quartz birthstone jewelry is a popular gift for April birthdays.
April Birth Flowers - Sweet Pea and Daisy
April has two birth flowers - the Sweet Pea and the Daisy.
The first April flower is the Sweet Pea which naturally occurs with purple flowers and originates from the Mediterranean. Many cultivars have been produced with blue, white and pink flowers besides the original purple color and sweet peas are well known for their lovely fragrance.
The language of flowers introduced in Victorian times says that Sweet peas symbolize pleasure or gratefulness.
The second April flower is the Daisy, a common flower originating in Europe but now widespread across most continents. The flower's name is thought to have started as 'day's eye' as the flower closes at night and opens in the morning.