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“I never hated a man enough to give him diamonds back.” ~Zsa Zsa GaborZsa_Zsa_Gabor_-_1959

If you are still young enough to admit you have birthdays and your birthday falls in April then you already know the diamond is April’s birthstones.  Celebrities who already have a love affair with diamonds are even more apt to be seen wearing diamonds if their birthday is in April.

There are many April celebrities that share the diamond birthstone with you.

But did you know that the diamond is also deep in mystical powers from ancient times?  It is said to enhance ones competence, trust and love relationships.

Diamonds also have a long history in their medicinal qualities.  During ancient times diamonds were believed to heal illness.  Diamonds were first placed into the bed to warm the diamond to enhance their healing qualities.

It is even said that over the centuries Cupid’s arrows were tipped in diamonds and thus it earned its reputation as the perfect gift of love.

The white and brilliant hues diamonds signify life, joy and innocence.  But really diamonds come in a wide range of colors other than white which includes shades of gray, brown, yellow, blue, red, and green.

Pre 1400’s diamonds were only available to those of royal blood who were the only people able to wear the symbol of courage and invincibility.  During the mid 1400s The Archduke Maximillian gave a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy beginning the long tradition of diamond engagement rings which is still carried on today.

The practice of wearing a diamond engagement ring on the third finger often referred to as the ring finger began in Egyptian times because it was believed the vein of love ran through this finger directly to the heart.
Besides being the birthstone for April there is no gift that is more symbolic of love than a diamond and no more convincing promise of eternal and everlasting love.

Ancient Greeks believed that diamonds were splinters of stars that had fallen from the sky making a visit to earth.  Others revered to diamonds as Gods Tears or dew drops.  The origin of the first diamond has never been solved and remains a mystery to geologists and sciences even today.

Initially geologists thought that India was the first river-bed source for mining diamonds.  The ancient Hindus called the diamond Vajra which means lightening.  It earned this name because of its incredible strength and the light rays it emitted.  Besides being the most beautiful gem they are also the hardest substance found on earth.  Diamonds have been mined Botswana, Australia, Russia and South Africa, and recently Canada has been added to that list.

April does have an alternative birthstone which is the opal.  Unlike diamonds which are simply crystallized carbon, opals are found deep within the earth where the intense heat develops this beautiful stone.
So even though there are many April celebrities that share the diamond birthstone with you the diamond is a celebrity and star all on its own.  Recognized back to ancient times for its symbol of love and its beautiful brilliance.

Bonus: Celebrities Born in April

April 1 Marilyn Monroe in Howard Hawks' GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953).
Susan Boyle
Jon Gosselin
Bijou Phillips

April 2
Marvin Gaye
Rodney King
Yung Joc

April 3
Leona Lewis
Eddie Murphy
Alec Baldwin
Jennie Garth
Amanda Bynes
Wayne Newton

April 4
Robert Downey Jr.
David Blaine
Clive Davis

April 5
Bette Davis
Pharrell
Krista Allen
Hayley Atwell

April 6
Zach Braff
Paul Rudd
Irina Shayk

April 7
Russell Crowe
Jackie Chan

April 8
Patricia Arquette
Betty Ford

April 9
Kristen Stewart
Jesse McCartney
Leighton Meester
Elle Fanning
Cynthia Nixon
Dennis Quaid
Hugh Hefner

April 10
Mandy Moore
Alex Pettyfer
Haley Joel Osmont
Ryan Merriman

April 11
Joss Stone
Alessandra Ambrosio
Jennifer Esposito
Stephanie Pratt

April 12
Claire Danes
Shannon Doherty
Vince Gill
David Letterman

April 13
Jonathan Brandis
Rick Schroder
Al Green

April 14
Abigail Breslin
Adrien Brody
Sarah Michelle Gellar

April 15
Emma Watson
Seth Rogen

April 16
Martin Lawrence
Ellen Barkin
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

April 17
Victoria Beckham
Jennifer Garner

April 18
America Ferrera
Melissa Joan Hart
Kourtney Kardashian
Conan O’Brien
Eric Roberts

April 19
Maria Sharapova
Hayden Christensen
James Franco
Kate Hudson
Ashley Judd

April 20
Joey Lawrence
Carmen Electra
Ryan O’Neal

April 21
Andie Macdowell
Tony Danza

April 22
Jack Nicholson
Amber Heard
Jeffrey Dean Morgan

April 23
John Cena
Kal Penn
Valerie Bertinelli
George Lopez

April 24
Kelly Clarkson
Barbra Streisand
Djimon Hounsou

April 25
Jason Lee
Renee Zellweger
Hank Azaria
Al Pacino

April 26
Channing Tatum
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins
Jordana Brewster
Melania Trump

April 28
Jessica Alba
Penelope Cruz
Jay Leno

April 29
Andre Agassi
Uma Thurman
Michelle Pfeiffer
Daniel Day-Lewis
Jerry Seinfeld

April 30
Dianna Agron
Kirsten Dunst
Isiah Thomas
Willie Nelson
Cloris Leachman

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