Monday, April 2, 2012

Happy Birthday…. April!

A little birthstone history, fact, lore and legend.

“He loves me, He loves me not…”
If you were born in April your flower is the daisy. Medieval knights wore daisy chains made for them by their Ladies when they rode into battle or tournaments, as a sign of their affection and defense of their Ladies' honor.

The Diamond is April’s traditional birthstone.
Diamonds symbolize innocence, eternity, courage and health.
At one time, it was even thought that if you took a diamond into bed with you, it would cure your illness!

The diamond, in addition to being a symbol of everlasting love, was once thought to bring courage. In Sanskrit, the diamond is called "vajra," which also means lightning; in Hindu mythology, vajra was the weapon of Indra, the king of gods.

The purest of all the gemstones and the hardest substance known to man, the diamond has an ability to reflect light, which many believe increases personal clarity of the mind and body.

“A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, But Diamonds are a girl's best friend.”
Leo Robin 

The Opal is Aprils mystical birthstone. Since that’s Octobers birthstone, I will save all Opals fun info for then….stay tuned!

“Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.”
Malcolm Forbes

Stay tuned, next month for Happy Birthday… May!


  1. Very interesting! I particularly like the quote “Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.” I hadn't heard that one before!
    Stopping by from the blogging buddies etsy team :)

  2. Thank you Rita. I really liked this quote also!
    It's great to have you stop by!