Even though Spring officially began in March, we tend to think of Spring and April together. The first few days of April here in Pennsylvania have brought us sunshine and signs of Spring, with budding trees and bright yellow Daffodils.
Our April Birthstone is a sparkling Swarovski Clear Crystal, and if your birthday is this month, Happy Birthday!
Birthstone Jewelry is a popular and thoughtful gift, not just for someone celebrating an April birthday, but for anyone on your gift list. The bright and beautiful colors add sparkle to many outfits, and the sparkling Swarovski Clear Crystals in the April collection may add just the perfect touch to a favorite outfit. The Crystals will add a special touch and will compliment casual, business or special occasion fashions.
The idea of twelve gemstones for the twelve months dates to Biblical times. In the Old Testament Book of Exodus, the Breastplate of Aaron, a high priest, included twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. In the New Testament Book of Revelations, twelve gemstones are listed in the foundation of the New Jerusalem.
In 1870 the world-famous Tiffany's published a poem linking the months of the year with a birthstone. While the poem was likely a marketing promotion for the famous New York Jeweler, it has survived and is quoted today. The verse for April is:
She who from April Dates her years,
Diamond shall wear, lest bitter tears
For vain repentance flow, this stone,
Emblem of innocence, is known.
And in 1912, the American Jewelry Association published a list of the monthly birthstones, which remain valid today and list Diamond or Crystal for April.
Here are some favorite pieces in our April Birthstone Jewelry Collection:
Crystal Three Bead Earrings Crystal & Flower Earrings
Silver April Birthstone Pendant Silver April Birthstone Earrings