It's Diamond Month

It's Diamond Month


Published On: 04-11-2013 04:24am

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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."

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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.


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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.

Eastern custom

A Hindu text from 1879, , lists gems for each month:

Birthstones by cultures

15th- 20th century[18] U.S. (1912)[19] U.S. (2013)[20] Britain (2013)[21] Hindu[22]
garnet garnet garnet garnet
amethyst, hyacinth, pearl amethyst amethyst amethyst
bloodstone, jasper bloodstone, aquamarine aquamarine, bloodstone aquamarine, bloodstone Gold Siva-linga
diamond, sapphire diamond diamond diamond, rock crystal diamond
emerald, agate emerald emerald emerald, chrysoprase emerald
cat's eye, turquoise, agate pearl, moonstone pearl, moonstone, alexandrite pearl, moonstone pearl
turquoise, onyx ruby ruby ruby, carnelian sapphire
sardonyx, carnelian, moonstone, topaz sardonyx, peridot peridot peridot, sardonyx ruby
chrysolite sapphire sapphire sapphire, lapis lazuli zircon
opal, aquamarine opal, tourmaline opal, tourmaline opal coral
topaz, pearl topaz topaz, citrine topaz, citrine cat's-eye
bloodstone, ruby turquoise, lapis lazuli turquoise, zircon, tanzanite tanzanite, turquoise topaz

Blue topaz is listed as an alternate birthstone for December in some modern lists.

Zodiacal

Early 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.

Tropical Zodiac

Dates Stone
Aquarius garnet
Pisces amethyst
Aries bloodstone
Taurus sapphire
Gemini agate
Cancer emerald
Leo onyx
Virgo carnelian
Libra Chrysolite
Scorpio beryl
Sagittarius topaz
Capricorn ruby

Did 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.

Pink Roses

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 and birthdays 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.

US Style:

Flower
Snowdrop
Primrose
Daffodil
Daisy/Peony
Hawthorn/Lily of the Valley
Rose/honeysuckle
Water Lily/Delphinium/Larkspur
Poppy/Gladiolus
Morning glory/Aster
Marigold/Hops/Calendula
Chrysanthemum
Holly/Narcissus

British Style:

Carnation
Violet
Daffodil[3] rebirth, respect, regard and unrequited love
Sweet Pea
Lily of the Valley
Rose
Larkspur
Poppy
Aster/Forget-me-not
Marigold/Hops/Calendula
Chrysanthemum
Narcissus

Explanations of Flowers by Month:
January:
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. Valentine’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 message’ I’ll always be true’. The flower is found in shades of blue, mauve as well as yellow and cream.

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 ‘you have made my life complete’.

June: Rose 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 – 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.

references:

Wikipedia,
  1. ^ Jones, Gertrude (1962). . New York: The Scarecrow Press.
  2. ^ "Birth month flowers". Birthstones.org. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  3. ^ Leeds, Lois (March 23, 1944). "Beauty Arts". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved January 28, 2010.
  4. ^ "Birth month flowers". . 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
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