April's Birthstone – Diamond
Those born in April can consider themselves lucky to have the prestigious diamond for their birthstone, and it's a stone that has a long association with a number of powers and superstitions.
Tiffany & Co.'s Gregorian Birthstone Poem, published in 1870, has this to say about April's birthstone ...
"She who from April dates her years,
Diamonds shall wear, lest bitter tears,
For vain repentance flow; this stone,
Emblem of innocence, is known."
What is a diamond?
Most people know that "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend", at least according to Marilyn Monroe in the movie "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", but what exactly is a diamond?