Happy birthday April babies! Your birthstone, the diamond, is the rich cousin of graphite.

April’s birthstone is the diamond. Diamonds are the rich cousins of graphite. Both are crystalline forms of pure carbon. The enormous differences in their properties are a result of the way the carbon atoms are bonded together. In graphite, carbon atoms are arranged in sheets that easily slide past each other, which makes graphite ideal … Continue reading Happy birthday April babies! Your birthstone, the diamond, is the rich cousin of graphite.

15 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT DIAMONDS

Diamonds are the birthstone for the month of April. To celebrate these dazzling gemstones, we’ve rounded up fifteen interesting facts and bits of lore about diamonds’ origins and history: 1 The ancient Romans and Greeks believed that diamonds were tears cried by the gods or splinters from falling stars, and Romans believed that Cupid’s arrows … Continue reading 15 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT DIAMONDS

THE KING OF ALL STONES: DIAMOND

The diamond symbolizes wisdom and enlightenment, purity and clarity. It provides protection, preserves peace and gives power. In India the diamond, the “invincible stone” was considered the stone of virtue and justice. The ruler administered justice while holding a diamond. The diamonds have been called kings of all crystals, stones of the mind and gemstones … Continue reading THE KING OF ALL STONES: DIAMOND