Each gemstone is associated with the energy of their ruling planets which are believed to affect our physical and emotional wellbeing. If we look at the tradition, a birthstone is connected to the months of the year. In that way, you can connect your birthstone to your zodiac sign. But usually, there are a couple of different gemstones that are considered to be lucky for your zodiac sign. There are many different legends and stories that talk about the amazing effects of birthstones. They can have incredible healing powers, bring you luck, protect you from many bad influences, and attract happiness, abundance, and joy. So wearing a gemstone that is connected to your birth month and your zodiac sign can be a very good idea.
The diamond is the birthstone for April. So the diamond is considered to be the birthstone for the zodiac sign of Aries. The birthday dates for Aries are March 21st – April 20th. Those born under the sign of Aries posses positive characteristics and personality traits and are often described as loyal, patriotic, courageous, adventurous, passionate, and confident.
There are also alternative birthstones for Aries. Other traditional birthstones apart from diamonds are also emeralds. Ancient Aries birthstones include bloodstone and amethyst. Modern Aries birthstones are anyolite, apache tears, aventurine, bloodstone, fire agate, stellerite, sardonyx, and crocoite.
All About Diamonds
The origin of the name diamond is derived from the Greek word “adamas” which means “hardest metal” reflecting the property of the stone. Diamonds are precious stones with high brilliancy and remarkable colors. These birthstones come in a wide range of natural colors although colorless and white stones are the most common. They are well known for their extreme hardness. Diamonds are members of the carbon family. They can cut every known substance although a diamond itself cannot be cut, nor be scratched by other stones. Neither acids nor solvents can affect them in any way. When found, a diamond is covered with a thick crust, so hard that there is no substance known that will remove it but that of itself. Colored diamonds are extremely rare and valuable. Colors of diamonds include yellow, blue, black, pink, red, orange, green and brown. Black diamonds are not truly black, but they contain numerous dark inclusions that give the precious stones a dark appearance. A blue diamond contains the element called boron and a yellow diamond is caused by a concentration of nitrogen present. So color of a diamond is determined by the impurities or structural defects. The cost of gemstones vary considerably according to the type of stone, the cut of the stone, the color of the stone, the clarity of the stone, and the carat weight of the stone. Diamonds fall into the category of the most expensive stones.
History Of Wearing Diamonds
From Ancient times, wise men and healers have believed that gemstones have mystical powers. Medieval people believed the diamond protected its wearer from the plague. The Romans regarded diamonds with much reverence. They fastened diamonds on their left arm, so it touches the skin, believing it was powerful in making its wearer brave and daring, giving him the victory over his enemies. In 1477, Mary of Burgundy became the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring from the archduke Maximilian of Austria. The history and tradition of giving a diamond engagement ring began with this gift. Diamonds are also given as wedding anniversary gifts for the 60th year of marriage.
How Diamonds Can Influence Aries
The properties of the diamond are also associated with enhancing relationships and increasing inner strength and the qualities of balance, clarity, and abundance. So wearing diamond as a lucky charm can have many benefits for Aries. Diamonds can stabilize and calm Aries who are often over-energized and all over the place. It can also calm down the aggressive nature Aries often have because they are ruled by Mars. Since diamonds are the hardest natural substances, they reflect the confidence and perseverance of Aries. Wearing a diamond is also said to make you more successful at work, be satisfied and content in your relationships with friends, family, and your partner, and make you more balanced, calm, and peaceful. This is why a diamond is a perfect gift for Aries, and it is also a very romantic gift.
For the end of the article, here is a beautiful April birthstone poem:
“By her who is this month was born
No gem save diamonds shall be worn
They will ensure her constancy
True friendship and fidelity.”