Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but they may be especially close to your heart if your birthday is in April as they’re the April birthstone. White sapphires are commonly used in April birthstone jewelry and gifts as it is a more accessible gemstone.
Diamond meaning and history
The word diamond originates from the Greek word adamas, which means invincible. Diamonds are associated with the term invincible because of their hardness — they are one of the hardest substances on earth. Because of this, diamonds symbolize strength and courage, and are believed to help bring victory.
They are also a symbol of everlasting love, which makes them fitting for engagement rings.
There are many myths associated with diamonds. For example, the Greeks believed that diamonds were tears of the gods and the Romans believed that they were splinters of falling stars.
They are associated with the crown chakra, which is located at the top of the head and believed to help you access a higher state of consciousness and awareness.
Diamond birthstone jewelry is a great gift to show the recipient how much you love them and remind them how strong they are. White sapphire jewelry is a common alternative to diamonds.
April zodiac signs: Aries and Taurus
The April zodiac signs are Aries (March 21 – April 19) and Taurus (April 20 – May 20). The symbol for Aries is a ram and the symbol for Taurus is a bull.
Aries like to be leaders. They are confident, energetic and enjoy taking charge of situations. They typically enjoy fast-paced environments and live an active lifestyle. Though Aries are extremely ambitious, sometimes their impatience and impulsiveness gets the best of them.
Aries enjoy a challenge. Give them a gift where they have to exert physical or mental energy, such as a trip to a National Park or a thought-provoking book.
Taurus are known for being patient and grounded. They are extremely stable people who do not like to give up on a task until it’s complete. Because of this, Taurus are loved for their commitment and reliability. However, though they are committed, they can also be very stubborn.
Taurus enjoy both luxury and practicality, which makes them easy to find a gift for. Take them to a luxurious meal or give them a thoughtful, but luxurious gift like an ultra-soft robe or throw.
April birth flower
The April birth flower is the daisy. Though people commonly think of white flowers with yellow centers when they hear the word daisy, daisies actually come in many colors including red, orange and pink. Popular types of daisies include English daisies, Shasta daisies, and Gerbera daisies.
Daisies symbolize innocence, purity and true love. The reason that they symbolize true love is because daisies are actually two flowers — disc florets and ray florets — blended together in harmony.
April fun facts
April showers bring May flowers, but what else does April bring? Here are a few fun facts:
- Romans called the month Aprilis, which means “to open.” Historians believe that this refers to flowers opening during the month of April.
- Two of the most notable “holidays” in April are April Fools’ Day and Earth Day.
- April is National Humor Month, National Mathematics Awareness Month and National Jazz Appreciation Month.
Famous birthdays in April
- Pharrell Williams, singer – April 5
- Leonardo da Vinci, artist – April 15
- Emma Watson, actress – April 15
- James Franco, actor – April 19
- William Shakespeare, author – April 23
- Channing Tatum, actor – April 26
- Jessica Alba, actress – April 28
Do you have an April birthday or know someone that does? If you’re struggling with what to get them (or yourself) take a look at these birthday gift ideas!
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