Diamonds, the April birthstone, but have you ever really known the true story behind on how that came about. Below will be a lot of information on the birthstone they call a "Diamond."
The Gregorian calendar
has poems matching each month with its birthstone. These are traditional stones of English-speaking societies. Tiffany & Co.
published these poems "of unknown author" for the first time in a pamphlet in 1870.She who from April dates her years,
Diamonds shall wear, lest bitter tears.
For vain repentance flow, this stone,
Emblem of innocence, is know.MaggieMays
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For those who were born in the month of April the Diamond is the
traditional birthstone. The April birthstone poem reflects some of the
properties with which the Diamond is associated - enhancing
relationships and increasing inner strength. The Traditional
Metaphysical Properties for the April Birthstone Diamond are balance,
clarity and abundance. The healing properties of the April birthstone
are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to brain
diseases, pituitary glands. The Diamond is also used to draw out toxins
and therefore was used as a remedy for poison.Modern Birthstones
In 1912, in an effort to standardize birthstones, the (American)
National Association of Jewelers met in Kansas and officially adopted a
list. The Jewelry Industry Council of America updated the list in 1952by adding alexandrite to June and citrine to November; specifying
tourmaline for October; replacing December's lapis with zircon; and
switching the primary/alternate gems in March. The most recent change
occurred in October of 2002, with the addition of tanzanite as a
December birthstone.Britain's National Association of Goldsmiths created their own standardized list of birthstones in 1937.
A Hindu text from 1879, , lists gems for each month:
Birthstones by cultures
|15th- 20th century
|amethyst, hyacinth, pearl
||diamond, rock crystal
|cat's eye, turquoise, agate
||pearl, moonstone, alexandrite
|sardonyx, carnelian, moonstone, topaz
||sapphire, lapis lazuli
||turquoise, lapis lazuli
||turquoise, zircon, tanzanite
Blue topaz is listed as an alternate birthstone for December in some modern lists.
civilizations, such as those in India and Babylon, have attributed
gemstones with magical properties and especially to their relationship
with the signs of the zodiac. Over time, astrologers assigned gems of
certain colors to the twelve signs of the zodiac to help people influence the planets in their favor.
you know there is a separate list of assignment according to the day of
the week of the recipient's birth? Below you will what stone goes with
each day of the week.
Another great idea - A birthstone Flower: Each month has a flower that symbolizes the month of somebody's
birth. Every month has a flower that is sometimes referred to as a Birth Month Flower
Flowers by month is a term describing flowers related to a
recipient's birth month, and in general flowers associated with
particular months of the year. It is one of a class of specialized
categorizations offered by florists.
In a cultural sense, flower
characteristics such as appearance, color, and scent, have relevance as gifts. It is believed that it were the Romans
who started celebrating birth
using flowers. Seasonal flowers were used not just for decoration
, but also taken as gifts
and therefore can probably be credited with the tradition
of birth flowers.
Explanations of Flowers by Month:
Though this cold and gloomy season seems like an unlikely time for
flowers to bloom, but nature has designed flowers which love the extreme
weather. The flower associated with the month is Carnation and is said
to symbolise love
, fascination and distinction. Carnation
, which is also commonly called Gillyflower
, is found in a number of colors from pink to purple-red.
February: This month is associated with St. Valentineâ€™s Day and red roses. However, the flower for the month is Violet.
The flower symbolizes faithfulness, humility and chastity. Gifting
violets in the Victorian era conveyed the messageâ€™ Iâ€™ll always be trueâ€™.
The flower is found in shades of blue, mauve as well as yellow and
March: This month is synonymous with the onset of spring. Accordingly the flower associated with this month is Daffodil also known as Jonquil or Narcissus. The colors of the bloom include white, yellow and orange. A gift of these flowers conveys the hidden meaning of friendship and happiness.
April: This month is associated with Sweet pea
flower which bloom in a wide range of soft colors as well as two tone colors. It is said to symbolize pleasure or good-bye. In the Victorian era, these flowers formed a part of the bouquet which was sent to someone to convey gratefulness.
May: The month of May is associated with the Lily of the valley
flower. It is generally white in colour. The flower conveys sweetness
and humility. In the Victorian era, it was gifted to convey the romantic message â€˜you have made my life completeâ€™.
is the flower of this month. Though roses are available in many colors
from red to pink to white to yellow, all with their own special
meanings, the underlying message the flowers convey is that of love and passion.
July: Larkspur is the flower for July. With its simple form, feelings of open heart and ardent attachment are attributed to it.
August: The flower for this month is the Gladiolus. It blooms in a variety of colors like red, pink, white, yellow and orange. It stands for sincerity and symbolizes strength of character.
September: Aster or September flower is the flower for this month. It is found in a number of colors â€“ pink, red, white, lilac and mauve. The name of the flower which looks like a star is derived from the Greek word for star. The flower symbolizes love, faith, wisdom and colour.
October: Marigold or Calendula is the flower associated with October. For the Hindus, the month of October is associated with festivals like Dusshera and Diwali and Marigold, an auspicious flower is part of religious ceremonies. However, in the English culture, marigold stands for sorrow and sympathy.
November: Chrysanthemum, which stands for cheerfulness and love, is associated with the month of November. According to Feng Shui, Chrysanthemums brings happiness and laughter in the house.
December: Narcissus, the flower associated with December, symbolizes respect, modesty and faithfulness.
This article was written for your information only and MaggieMays will not be held responsible for any misconceptions that the below reference's have offered.
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