April Birthday Bling: Diamond

Strength. Love. Power. April’s birthstone is dedicated to the hardest gemstone on Earth: diamonds. This gem has an extensive history that goes back thousands of years, but let’s look at a quick snapshot and see how it all began:

Diamond’s Origin Story

The people of India were the first to discover this pure gem along their rivers. From there, diamonds spread, arrived in Europe, and quickly became a symbol of power, wealth, and rarity. While diamonds were used for decoration by the elite, they were also used as cutting tools due to their hardness. In fact, the English word for diamond originates from the ancient Greek word “adamas,” which translates to “unbreakable.” Thanks to modern technology, we are able to locate and mine diamonds all around the world, allowing for this gem to become available to most anyone, not just the elite.   

Meaning Behind The Diamond

In recent history, diamonds have become a symbol of love and commitment and are commonly found on engagement and wedding rings. Because of its strength and hardness, it has also come to represent emotional strength and resilience. Finally, even though diamonds have become more common, they remain a luxury item and uphold their status of wealth. 

Diamonds & Handmarks

Diamonds may be a strong gem, but they are flexible in what they represent. Gift one to a friend to remind them of how strong they are or share your love by dedicating it to a romantic partner. Either way, this pure gem will be a perfect pairing with any Handmark.

Here are some phrases to pair with the strength and love of a diamond:

  • Unbreakable
  • Forever
  • I am strong
  • I love you
  • Be mine