Aaw, one of the most coveted of birthstones. A stone that needs little introduction, as it stands in such glory. A stone that needs no permission, as it represents deep meaning and a principled affect. A stone that has been copied by many, replicated by none! A stone with clarity and exquisite composition; and the most desired of all for its uniqueness and beauty. A gem so special, it is said that the Romans believed Cupid arrows were tipped with this very stone. Such an honor for the captured essence of the April gemstone birthstone “Diamond”. This undeniable stone is said to be a symbol of love and faithfulness, whilst believed to possess healing powers; along with embodying strength of character and ethics to one and all.
Love & Faithfulness of the April Gemstone Birthstone Diamond
As you may already know, and/or I hope have had the opportunity to read from my January 2019, “Birthstones Month List- A Captivating Exploration” blog, Diamond is identified as the gemstone birthstone for the month of April. Diamonds are eye-catching, brilliantly crystal-clear stones, that are available in an array of commonly known hues such as: clear, yellow, brown, and gray; and uncommonly found in colors such as: blue, green, black, translucent white, pink, violet, orange, purple, and red. Diamond’s appearance lends itself to many beautiful thoughts and meanings, with love and faithfulness (being, what I feel) is in the arena of its most important identified attributes. With that, let us explore more about these very attributes…starting with “love”. The mere thought of love simply makes me smile, and fills my heart with such presence, further encouraging the embracing of warmth and tender sentiment, such as love for: family, significant others, mankind, nature, country, professions, animals, and beautiful keepsakes. With all that is provided in this world, one can have a love for just about anything. However, I feel that in the presence of Diamond’s symbolism; love in particular encapsulates love for others; and importantly love of one’s self. For clarification, love of one’s self is a deep-rooted concept in which I believe is needed in order to truly understand and feel the beauty of love. Love provides a pathway to understanding, caring and fellowship. It allows for open communication and sincere thought of others feelings and point-of-views. Love creates and sustains the foundation of peace and humble acts. Love boasts one’s ability to care and think of others. It lets you explore the areas of fulfillment in lonely thoughts. Love represents many things to many people; and its important to note its inherent power in promoting the motion of moving forward in completeness and solidarity.
Faithfulness, is another wonderful attribute associated with the April gemstone birthstone “Diamond”. As to be faithful, encompasses the ability to feel trust, and walk in the belief of something extraordinary. Faithfulness allows you to have metered conviction, as thought and understanding supports the concept of faith. I feel we all should utilize certitude with deliberate thoughtfulness and a connection with your intuition. As there are those who may have differing belief systems, there are many of us with similar ideological viewpoints, in which we can work together in the spirit of an important cause and greater good. Additionally, I feel its extremely imperative to understand that faithfulness is an intentional show of confidence utilized in support of forging through with progressive momentum in times when you can see the end goal and in times when you may not. Although, it may be scary in the beginning to advance in a direction in which you may not always see how all the elements meet; one must remember, that this is part of the journey that makes you feel alive, and in which you embrace the art of walking by faith.
The Act of Possessing Healing Powers
Fun fact about the Diamond is that in historical times, it was believed to possess great healing powers. Now, I don’t know about you, but I have to admit, that I don’t mind that at all. I personally enjoy items that symbolize properties in which make one feel safe and protected. Furthermore, items such as these may manifest the representation of healing properties: spiritually, emotionally and/or physically. To that end, many believe crystals to have this similar affect. Therefore, possessing tangible items that support you in feeling your absolute best, is a great object to have, cherish, and passed down to loved one’s in the spirit of tradition.
Embodiment of Strength and Character
What Exactly is the meaning of Strength of Character? Well, the Urban Dictionary describes it as the following: the amount of strength one has towards negative actions or deeds. Taking the moral high road with the strength to stand up for your beliefs and do what is right, regardless of how it may make you look or what money it may cost you. Additionally, having a high moral fiber and the courage of your convictions held strongly.”
With this powerful description of a characteristic in which we should all strive to emulate — its quite wonderful that the Diamond birthstone is seen as the representation of this virtuous quality.
Personification of Ethics To One and All
As in the embodiment of “Strength of Character” the Diamond birthstone also has the high regard of epitomizing the image of Ethics to one and all. In light of, Dictionary.com outlines Ethics as “a system of moral principles as of an individual; the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.; that branch of philosophy dealing with values relating to human conduct, with respect to the righteousness and the wrongness of certain actions and to the goodness and badness of the motives and ends of such actions.”
A handy summarization of the above often utilized is displaying ethics is “simply doing the right thing, even when no one is watching”.
Paying Homage to Diamond
How wonderful it is to pay homage to such a superlative & principled jewel. In which, it is easy to see how you would fall in love with this captivating gem, as it is an illustrative symbol of love and faithfulness, whilst possessing healing powers, as it embodies strength of character, and the personification of ethics to one and all; which are highly esteemed reasons for the appreciation of the April gemstone birthstone “Diamond”.