Monday, April 11, 2011

April Birthstone: Diamond

April's birthstone is remarkably simple in composition, yet stunning in its unique ability to reflect and refract light into vivid flashes of brilliant color.   Formed deep within the earth where there is intense heat and pressure, diamonds are simply crystallized carbon.  Volcanic activity brought these gemstones to the earth's surface, where they were found within volcanic rock formations or washed out into rivers.  India is thought to be the first river-bed source of diamond mining, but today they are found primarily in Australia, the Soviet Union, and Africa.  

No more notable in its uncut state than a plain pebble upon the beach, the true beauty of the diamond was not revealed until the 16th century, when gemstone cutting and polishing techniques were perfected.  Prior to this time, it was considered taboo to modify the original state of a diamond.  Today, the value and appeal of this stone depends largely upon how skillfully it is cut and faceted. 

Diamonds represent faithfulness, love, purity, innocence, and relationships filled with love. It removes certain types of deviations in the aura, which can be best imagined as empty voids, and diamond fills them with the pure energy of love. It inspires creativity, ingenuity, inventivity, faith, endurance, and helps in manifesting abundance in all areas of life.  Diamond brings purity, and clear positive resolution of all problems that bother us, especially after we have become willing to admit our wrong perceptions and approaches, or our unreal expectations.

This gemstone is capable of cleansing your energetic obstacles. By the increased feeling of self respect and self love, diamond will also help you understand your own emotional obstructions. That will bring you inner peace and a feeling of calm.  Diamond is capable of casting away the negative emotions and thoughts that might want to find their way to you, thus increasing your physical, mental, and spiritual energy, and bringing positive mental attitude. It will enable new things to start happening in your life.

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