Diamond and Crystal are the birthstones for April, and these stones are linked to love, eternity, and strength. The Crystal processes unique powers of light reflection, which help to increase personal clarity in the mind and body. Legend says that Priests wore breastplates with 12 Gems in them. People then began to wear their birth month Gem all year long as a Talisman. Kings and rulers adorned themselves with Diamonds and Crystals, probably because they are the hardest natural substance on earth. The rich wore them as a status symbol. Crystal is the Zodiac Gemstone for Aries (March 21 - April 19).
Throughout history, Diamond has not only been praised, but cursed. King Tut was buried with Diamonds, and some say there was a curse on his tomb. The Hope Diamond has been cursed for Centuries. Myth states that Cupid's Arrow was tipped in Diamonds; this could be why April's Birthstone signifies love, trust, beauty, creativity and competence.