Happy Birthday April babies!!!

What a wonderful month to be born in, and no wonder you get to feel like kings/queens your birthstone is the diamond the crown of gemstone royalty.

The diamonds has had many names over the centuries, King of Crystals, Stone of Invincibility, Stone of Innocence, or the Stone of Truth. It has long had a connection with innocence, and beauty the perfect gift for that special young lady. It has also been said to give the one who wears or carries it courage and hope. It was once considered the warriors stone and often given to men going off to war as it was thought that diamonds make the warriors invincible. In favor of this thesis speaks the Greek word for diamond – adamas – which means invincible.

While we all know that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” the diamond is also a stone of spirituality. It is used to see the unknown, reach visionary states in meditation, and see the best course of action. They can also help align with Higher Mind and connect to one’s personal path. It is also a stone of amplification, including thoughts, strengths, and weaknesses. It can also supplement the energy of other gemstones, especially the emerald or the amethyst.

Diamond is also a powerful love stone. It helps to bonds relationships and enhances love. It can generates longevity and honesty in relationships, and can strengthen the trust between partners. It increases harmony, not only in romantic relationships, but in all areas.

While the diamond does not have a specific healing nature, it is said to be good for coughs and mucus problems.

Diamond is made of carbon and is the hardest natural mineral on our planet.  It is a stone that grows in the mantle of the Earth and is pushed up rapidly toward the surface. Because of this diamonds are widely used industrially for cutting and grinding. They are also used for windows on the Venera space craft to photograph Venus’ surface.

The best known diamond is the colorless however diamonds do come in a whole rainbow of colors from black to brown, pink to blue, purple and even red. One of the best known diamonds in the word, the Hope Diamond is a stunning 45.52 blue diamond.

And as a happy coincidence May 5-6 is bridal weekend here at Venus Jewelers. The store will dazzle with diamonds atop diamonds, the perfect time to make your diamond dreams come true.

Until next time Gem lovers.