Birthstone

APRIL BIRTHSTONE: DIAMOND – SUBSTITUTE WHITE ZIRCON

Birthstones have their roots in ancient astrology. Birthstones are gemstones that are associated with the month of one’s birth based on the planetary positions. Wearing your birthstone brings you good luck, good health, and protection. Each of the 12 months of the calendar has a unique birthstone and each stone has a unique meaning and significance. The month of April is filled with festivity and brings with its onset an enchanting weather, clear & bright skies and beautiful green grass. An April born child is always energetic, innovative with a strong thirst for adventure. They love to multitask and accomplish all their life. And what better than their birthstone to accomplish them on this journey. Brimming with pure energies and having a beautiful sparkle, the April birthstone is the most coveted Diamond and White Zircon are alternate birthstones of the highly lustrous White Zircon, Diamond represents love, wealth & health and White Zircon symbolises happiness, honor & fortune. Both the April birthstones are a dream of radiance and provide balance in life. Both the stones bring an inner channel of strength that cannot be shaken no matter how hard a knock life serves up. Read on to find out more about the amazing April birthstones. The Dazzling Diamond Diamond is a rare and naturally occurring mineral composed of element carbon arranged in a crystal structure. It is the hardest natural material on Earth with a hardness of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness. In fact only a Diamond can cut a Diamond. Diamond is the most precious and popular of all gemstones.Throughout history, diamonds have captivated mankind with their alluring beauty, unique brilliance and unmatched shine. A part of the reason for its popularity is its aggressive marketing as a valuable commodity, important tradition and fashion statement. Diamond has a very high refractive index which gives it the ability to reflect a high percentage of the light that strikes its surface thereby making the stone ‘sparkle’. It also has a high optical dispersion which gives them their colorful ‘fire’. A Diamond can retain its surface finish and polish for very long times which is probably the reason for the term ‘a diamond is forever’. Diamonds take billions of years to form deep inside the Earth’s mantle. A quality of Diamond is generally evaluated on its 4 C’s i.e. carat weight, cut, clarity and color. Other than the 4C’s, the fluorescence of a Diamond also affects its price. Diamond has a rich history and beautiful folklores associated with it. The earliest diamonds were found in India in the 4th century BC. The famous Koh-i-noor Diamond which is one of the largest mined Diamonds till date was mined in India and is currently in the Tower of London, U.K. In ancient times, Diamonds were worn as adornments, used as cutting tools, served as a talisman to ward off evil, and were believed to provide protection in battle. Ancient Indians believed that diamonds were made of real lightning and thereby were a symbol of invincibility. In ancient Egypt, diamonds symbolize life and represented power. Ancient Greeks believed that diamonds were the tears of the gods and the ancient Romans believed that they were the splinters that had broken off of falling stars. In the Middle Ages, diamonds were thought to have exceptional healing abilities and considered to be a miracle stone. Since the 12th century, the diamond has been a symbol of eternal love, trust, and faith. Along with its symbolism, its rarity, beauty and strength make it a fitting symbol of the resilience and longevity of marriage making it the perfect choice for engagement rings. Diamond is said to bring all kinds of benefits to its wearer. It helps the wearer to experience better relationships, increases their inner strength and boosts their creativity. It brings clarity and clear thought in the life of its wearer. It is also said Diamond symbolizes wealth and has the ability to manifest abundance. Additionally, Diamond is a great stone for health as it improves the overall physical health and longevity of the wearer. The Glittery White Zircon Zircon is one of the oldest minerals on earth, dating back to almost 4.4 billion years. Found in the Earth’s crust, it’s common in most sand and sedimentary deposits, as well as metamorphic rocks and crystallized magma. Sri Lanka and Cambodia are the two most noteworthy Zircon mining locations. Zircon has survived ages of geologic events like erosion and pressure shifts; recording these changes like a time capsule. White Zircon has sparking bright color flashes that make it desirable and valuable. Its very high dispersion and refractive index gives it a brilliance and fire that rivals that of diamond. It also looks like a Diamond and thus is often used as a substitute for it. Natural Zircon is often confused with man-made Cubic Zirconia due to their similar names and appearance. But there is a vast difference between the two stones. Zircon is a natural gemstone while Cubic Zirconia (CZ) is a purely man-made mineral which is created in a laboratory environment and thereby possesses null or negative energy. White Zircon brings good luck, fame and wealth to its wearer. It provides the wearer with wisdom and helps them in gaining clear thinking. It enhances the self confidence and increases the self esteem of the wearer. It also helps the wearer to maintain a luxurious lifestyle and social status by increasing income sources and bringing good opportunities. White Zircon bestows marital bliss in the life of couples. It helps them develop love, intimacy, harmony and mutual understanding. It is also said to help revitalize reproductive health in couples struggling to bear children. Additionally, White Zircon stones have great healing and curative properties. It helps to get relief from diseases such as fever, epilepsy, abdominal issues, diabetes, migraine attacks and hormonal disorders. It also has a positive impact on the beauty of the body. Final Thoughts Whether looking for radiant love, seeking to improve your fortune or bring clarity of thought in life, both Diamond and White Zircon are ever ready to ignite you with fire to fulfill your goals and fill your life with joy and sparkle. At first glance, the two colorless stones look similar but there are significant differences between them. The two stones have different physical and optical properties as they belong to different species of minerals. Diamonds offer much more brilliance and fire than White Zircon. Diamonds are also 100% resistant to scratches while Zircon is durable but not scratch resistant. In spite of this,

White Zircon is a great alternative for Diamonds as they are more affordable. Additionally, the beauty and benefits of Zircon can easily rival those of a Diamond. If you are someone born in April, both Diamond and White Zircon are beautiful lustrous stones to bring into your life and help develop an unbreakable inner strength. If you know someone born in April, gifting them their birthstone will provide them protection & peace and increase their beauty both outer and inner.

 

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