April Birthstone - Diamond
Diamonds symbolize purity, eternal love, and faith. It is the ultimate birthstone because it has much strength and it is also the hardest element that can be found in nature. Diamond is made of pure carbon, much like graphite of coal. It is the special way the carbon atoms are arranged that gives life to a diamond. It is amazing how something of as being black and dark such as coal can turn into a beautiful diamond with the forces of nature.
Not only are diamonds beautiful and hard but they posses some physical characteristics that are unique. One of them is the way it can split white light into the colors of the rainbow. This is called dispersion and it is what gives diamonds the sparkle that we all love. The stone is believed to increase happiness and financial prosperity.