Diamond, the April birthstone, is one of the famous gems in history. As many know, the diamond is the hardest substance on earth. The April birthstone is also known for its unique ability to reflect light stunningly in a prism form.
The diamond has been used in crowns, swords, and rings throughout history, and, as ancient legend professed, has many powers.
Most are familiar with the diamond as the symbol of everlasting love. Engagement rings are typically diamond rings for this reason. Tradition told that a diamond ring would bless a marriage with everlasting love because the diamond is the most durable stone on earth. As such, it symbolizes both steadfast human love and the everlasting love of God.
Today many have combined the stunning April birthstone with rosaries to make a personal and exquisite devotional piece. Granted, diamonds are expensive, and therefore to have a rosary with many small diamonds would be very expensive. Therefore many who have an April birthstone rosary have it made of crystal, so that it is affordable while still maintaining the same beauty.
Perhaps adding an April Birthstone to a rosary could be the special edition which will make your loved one fall in love not only with the beauty of the rosary but with the Blessed Mother as well!
Birthstone rosaries include more of a personal touch than most other rosaries, and are a constant reminder of the person’s God-given gift of life. Diamonds and their crystal counterparts have an uncanny ability to draw the eyes of many, and placing them on a rosary will hopefully draw your loved one to prayer.
If you would like to learn more about birthstones and birthstone rosaries, then please see our Birthstone Rosaries Guide.
This article has been updated and was originally published in April 2012. © The Catholic Company. All rights reserved.