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Diamonds: The Significance Behind April’s Birthstone

April Birthstone Quick Tips

Official Birthstone: Diamond

Color: Colorless diamonds are the most popular, but April’s birthstone is available in several colors from yellow to black.

Meaning: Love, Invincibility, Fearlessness

Zodiac Signs: Aries and Taurus

Mohs Hardness Scale: 10 

Read on to discover more about the symbolism and history behind April’s diamond birthstone.

Diamond Facts and History

Diamonds date back billions of years and are made of a single element — carbon. Under the immense heat and pressure below the earth’s surface, carbon atoms bond to create the diamonds’ beautiful and rare crystalline structure. A diamond’s structure makes it the hardest natural substance on Earth. The only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond.

Historically, the diamond first became a popular gemstone in India, when the Moghuls and Imperial Colony easily mined diamonds from deposits along three major rivers. Now diamonds are found all over the world including the Kalahari Desert region and Canada where Borsheims sources our Kalahari Dream and Signature Collection diamonds.

April Birthstone Meaning & Symbolism

Known as the king of birthstones, diamond hold significant meaning for those born during the month of April. Diamonds are thought to provide the wearers with better relationships and an increase in inner strength. 

April Birthstone Color

While colorless diamonds are the most popular, April’s birthstone comes in lots of colors, including yellow, black, pink, blue and more. Yellow and brown diamonds are the most common colored diamonds while blue and red are the rarest colored diamonds. The colors of a diamond can range in intensity from faint to vivid.

Read our Diamond Guide to learn more about color and what else to consider when choosing a diamond.

April Birthstone Gift Ideas

Commonly associated with love, diamond jewelry makes a perfect present for a loved one. Simple diamond stud earrings or a diamond pendant necklace are timeless gift choices that will be sure to get a lot of wear. From diamonds earrings to rings and necklaces to bracelets, there is a wide assortment of diamond jewelry available to choose from.