Give your favorite girl real birthstone jewelry!
While April 1st is designated April Fool’s Day, those born under the sign of Aries and Taurus are far from foolish. Aries are recognized for their determination, passion and great sense of adventure while Taurus by nature is pragmatic and practical. The birthstone for either zodiac sign is the diamond or a white topaz.
An alternate and much more affordable birthstone for those born in April is the white topaz. Topaz comes from the Greek tapazos meaning to seek. Topaz can be found in Brazil, Sri Lanka, USA, Australia and many other countries. Topaz is believed to symbolize chastity, true friendship, truth and forgiveness as well as heal and energize by directing energies to the place most needed by the wearer. Topaz also balances emotions, increases creativity and relieves stress. Topaz is mentioned in the Book of Exodus as one of the stones in the breastplate of the High Priest.
Diamonds are the hardest of all gems and as such symbolize power, and everlasting love. In Sanskrit, the diamond is called vajra which means lightning. According to Hindu mythology vajra was a weapon used by the king of gods, Indra. The name diamond comes from the Greek word adamas which means unconquerable. Ancients believed diamonds were hardened dewdrops of lightning and stars that fell to the earth and warriors wore them as a talisman to protect them in battle and ward off evil. They believed these gems would give them strength and courage. Today diamonds are given as a symbol of everlasting love.
More interesting birthstone info to follow next month!