April Birthstone – Diamond

Those fortunate enough to be born in April share the benefit of having the beautiful diamond as their birthstone. Diamond comes from the Greek adamas, meaning unbreakable, because of its incredible hardness.
While carbon is typically associated with the dynamic and transitory sphere of life, given enough time and pressure it becomes something eternal, rearranging its structure to become one of the hardest materials known to man. A high refraction index makes this one of the most lustrous gems, as well.
An emblem of courage and strength, diamond represents the strong fortitude of those born in this spring month.