April Birthstone

Ladies born in the month of April have the sparkling diamond as their birthstone.  It's one of the few gemstones on both traditional and modern lists of gemstones ancient and has been used as a symbol of everlasting love since ancient times.  In 1477 Archduke Maximilian of Austria was the first to give his fiancee, Mary of Burgundy, a diamond...but it's still the most popular  today.

 lucky enough to have two birthstones to call their own. The concept of birthstones dates from ancient times; the original birthstone for March was the bloodstone, but nowadays it is more common for Aquamarine to hold this title. Aquamarine is Latin for sea water; this gemstone can be found in shades ranging from a bright blue/green to a clear glass-like stone. The more intense blues are more sought after, which leads to stones being heat treated to remove unwanted shades of green and deepen the shade of blue. Be careful when shopping for Aquamarine as Siam Aquamarine usually refers to heat-treated zircon and Brazilian Aquamarine might simply be blue Topaz; both alternatives are beautiful stones in their own right, but of a cheaper value.