Probably the most well-known of all the gemstones and the birthstone of April – the diamond! Shirley Bassey said that they were forever and Marilyn Monroe sang about how they are a girl’s best friend. (True?) Anyway, we think Shirley might be more on the money than she realised with the word ‘diamond’ coming from the Greek for ‘invincible’.
True to its name, the birthstone supposedly passes on strength to the wearer and this is magnified during the birthstone month of April. Also believed to provide healing powers to ensure full strength – if heated and taken to bed, it will draw out toxins. More reason to get the bling out?Read More