April’s Birthstone – The Diamond
“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” – William Shakespeare
Welcome to April! Spring is in full bloom and new growth and rebirth are everywhere. I love the renewal process that happens during the month of April.
It seems so fitting that the birthstone for April is the diamond. Diamonds are fascinating. They are all unique, strong and natural. They can be perfect or imperfect or perfectly imperfect! I love the subtle nuances of diamonds — the streak of emotion running through a diamond slice, the giddy glistening of a champagne diamond, and the beautiful harmony of a canary yellow diamond.
Diamonds are a metaphor for life – they remind us that we are all different, all distinct and all resilient. They are formed under pressure. Therefore, they call on us to think about our core, our strength and our foundation, and inspire us to renew and restore ourselves and grow even more beautiful through adversity.