For as classic and timeless as diamonds are, they also happen to be the birthstone for the month of April. Diamonds are typically found in alluvial deposits, which are essentially sites of volcanic rock. These deposits are found worldwide, however most diamonds in the market today come from South Africa, Botswana, and Russia. Diamonds come in a variety of colors, which also help determine the value of the gemstone. The more saturated with color the gemstone is, the more expensive the diamond tends to be. Not surprisingly, the Diamond is traditionally used for engagement and wedding rings as it represents love, clarity and the bond in a relationship.
A Diamond is Forever
This gemstone is extremely strong on a physical and metaphysical level. On the physical level, diamonds are the strongest natural substance in the world. The only element that can cut diamonds are diamonds themselves. What’s more, in ancient India they used diamonds to cut and engrave other stones. In a metaphysical sense, diamonds help enlighten the space around them by clearing mental and emotional pain. Their healing properties have even inspired their name. The word diamond stems from the greek word adamas, meaning unconquerable. For this reason it’s no surprise that we’ve come to associate the diamond with eternal love.
Popularity and Fame
Diamonds have been desired for centuries because of their multifaceted value, ranging from medical aid to lifelong promises of love. In the middle ages, diamonds were believed with possess the power to draw impurities and toxins from ones body. Not only are they said to enable healing, but they can also attract strength, love, creativity, faithfulness, respect, and clarity into your relationships. It’s no surprise that they have amassed so much popularity!