April Birthstone – Diamond

I know this stone very well, as it is my birthstone.

Diamonds come in two colours, a light tint of yellow and the crystal-like, translucent stone. Once believed to ward off insanity, diamonds didn’t become popular until the Middles Ages that diamonds were sought out in great numbers.  In Sanskrit, the diamond is called “vajra,” which means lightning.

Energy: Projective

Planet: Sun

Element: Fire

Chakra: Seventh Chakra – Crown

Associated Metals: Platinum, Silver, Steel

Healing Lore: Diamonds are said to enhancing relationships and increasing inner strength. Bring balance, clarity and abundance to the wearer, and are thought to be effective for health problems relating to brain diseases, and the pituitary glands. It is also thought that diamonds draw out toxins from the body.

*Additional information provided by Scott Cunningham’s Crystal, Gem, and Metal Magic*

About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms of Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal is to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing, she spends her time collecting crystals, knitting, gardening, cooking and listening to very loud music.

4 Responses to April Birthstone – Diamond

  1. I’m an April baby too! 😀 I love diamonds..guess it’s a good thing I was born in April. I didn’t realize they dated back so far. Learned something new today. 🙂

  2. RSAGARCIA says:

    It’s mine too!!!

  3. Ward off insanity, eh? I don’t think it works on writers. LOL.

    I told my hubby once I want to start rock collecting–and I wanted to start with a diamond. 🙂

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