April 1, 2017

April Diamonds

Marilyn Monroe sang “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”, and she wasn’t kidding.  Much wealth has been centered around diamonds, but their popularity is waning.  2800 jewelry stores in America have closed over the past 10 years, mostly those that focused on the diamond market.  Our newest generation doesn’t value them in the same way and even traditional wedding diamonds are losing their appeal.

But for those born in April, diamonds are their best friend.  According to the Book of Stones, “Diamonds have long been valued for their magical properties, and Hindus over fifteen centuries ago believed the stones provided their owners with protection from evil spirits, fire, poison, snakes, illness and various dangers.”  In other cultures, Diamonds were believed to provide victory courage, faithfulness, purity and enhancement of love.”

Being of pure carbon, diamond is the hardest of all substances – thus the hard-headed ladies of April.