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The ancient Romans called April “Aprilis”, meaning “to open”. This was perhaps a reference to the blossoming and growth during the first full month of Spring. Today, we subscribe to the idea that a birthstone is exclusively resonant with those born during the month. Historically, however, people were known to wear different birthstones for each month, believing they could offer benefits to everyone. Here are the four stones associated with April. 

 

Herkimer Diamond Pendant | Raw | 1/2"

Herkimer Diamond Pendant | Raw | 1/2

Diamond 

The diamond is the modern birthstone for April in the US, UK, and India. It also happens to be the ancient Ayurvedic birthstone for this month. A stone of purity, it brings love and clarity to relationships, helping strengthen bonds in partnerships. Diamonds are often seen as a sign of commitment and trust in relationships, being the most widely used stone for engagement and wedding rings.

Clear Quartz

 In Great Britain Clear Quartz is though of as an alternative to diamond as an April birthstone. It is known as the King of Quartz and is a widely used, potent master healer. Ancients believed that these crystals took a breath every one hundred years. Using Clear Quartz opens the mind and the heart to higher guidance. 

Fairy Stars Necklace - Sapphire

Sapphire Fairy Stars Necklace

Sapphire 

In many traditions, sapphire was the birthstone of April. This beautiful blue crystal heightens intuition, mental clarity, and spiritual power, which can all assist in personal and spiritual growth. 

Opal 

This is the ancient Tibetan birthstone for April. A symbol of hope and purity to the ancient Romans, opal inspires love, luck, and happiness. It soothes and clears the physical body, illuminates positive emotions and helps you to release outgrown issues and emotions.

 

Birthstones at Crystal Life

We hand-select all our stones here at Crystal Life. After hundreds of thousands of years in the earth, they are eager to begin work with their new human partners! When stones arrive at Crystal Life they are welcomed warmly by staff members and the store’s resident nature spirits. The stones are energetically cleared on a regular basis, to help them maintain their own inherent peaceful characteristics and personalities while being visited by so many store guests.

We would love to stay connected with you via our various avenues of communication – Facebook, PinterestInstagramYouTube Twitter and the Nature Spirit Community.  You can also sign up for our weekly newsletter at the bottom of this page.

What are your birthstones? Learn more by visiting our Library page here!


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