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a legend claims the god of mines called his courtiers to bring together all the world’s known gems: rubies, sapphires, emeralds, etc. etc., and he found them to be of all tints and colors and varying hardnesses. he took one of each and crushed them; he compounded them together, and declared, “let this be something that will combine the beauty of all.” he spoke, and lo, the diamond was born…pure as a dewdrop and invincible in hardness. yet when its ray is resolved in the spectrum, it displays all the colors of the gems from which it was made.   [kunz, the curious lore of precious stones,1913]

helloooo april babies.

according to the zodiac sign, april marks the beginning of the year. but for accuracy’s sake, the end of march officially begins aries season but potato potato.

seeing that our whole reason for existing is to drop gems, we will be sharing gems about birthstones every month, to help you on your quest for knowledge about these beauties that spirit has put on earth to guide us. this month’s gemstones are diamonds.

the name “diamond” is derived from the greek words ‘adamas’ and ‘diaphanus’ which mean ‘unbreakable’ and ‘transparent’. the diamond is a precious stone that is linked to the crown chakra. it is most beneficial if worn on the left arm, and placed in gold (ring any bells?).

known as the 'king of gems',  diamonds are a symbol of commitment as well as fidelity.  diamonds amplify the energy of other gemstones, much like the clear quartz. this could be positive or negative energy, which is why cleansing is needed once in a while. how do we cleanse gemstones, you ask? all you need are the elements god placed on this earth, gems. incense smoke (air) , water, earth, sunlight (fire). it’s that plain and simple.

i have this belief that diamonds are attributed to the month of april because people born around this time need their shine (on some real aries energy). they demand to be seen for who they are and have no problem redefining themselves until they find that perfect structure. i feel it necessary to note that i am fully aware that not everyone has diamonds just laying around. (if you do, hit me up, wink wink). all the properties i just shared can be found in a similar semi-precious stone, such as the clear quartz, also known as the “master healer”.  every time i think i know everything about gemstones, i stumble upon a new gem that expands my understanding of how much power these precious stones hold.

if this is in the arena of things that interest you, see you back here next month, when we dive into may’s birthstone.

happy birthday to the gems born in april!

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