Traditionally, a birthstone is associated with each month of the year. For example, the birthstone for January is a garnet, while lucky babies born in April get a diamond as their birthstone. There are numerous legends and myths about birthstone healing powers and their therapeutic influence. According to these legends, wearing a gemstone during its assigned month heightened its healing powers. For the full effect, individuals needed to own all twelve and alternate them monthly.
APRIL - Diamond
Once an adornment possessed only by kings, this beautiful gem is surrounded by romance, mystery, and passion. The word "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamastos," which means "invincible." And in terms of durability, the diamond is indeed so. Being the hardest substance known to man, it holds a supreme place among gems. Diamonds were believed by the ancient Greeks to hold magical powers. In fact, it was thought that they may be splinters of stars fallen to earth, tears of the gods, or perhaps crystallized lightening. A diamond is said to bring its owner wealth and happiness as well as protection.