What Are April Birthstones?

Everyone has a favorite birthstone, but it can be hard to understand which one you should pick.

Usually, if you want a piece of jewelry, you want to pick one that you feel most connected to, and sometimes, that can be challenging to do.

What Are April Birthstones

That’s why we’ve found all of the birthstones that are most relevant to the month of April for you.

All of these birthstones are gems that represent a specific period of birth, or are relevant to someone’s zodiac sign.

There are different ways to identify birthstones, such as the twelve stones in Aaron’s breastplate, or referring to them by which gem is more closely associated with the celestial bodies in Eastern culture. 

Amber

These gems have been worn as talismans to guard sailors against evil when out at sea, and have been written about since the Ancient Greeks wrote about them in Homer’s Odyssey.

They are also known as being one of the birthstones listed under the star sign of Taurus. 

As amber is a gemstone of Taurus, it’s the second sign of the zodiac, and correlates with those born between the 20th of April and the 20th of May. 

Bloodstone

Although bloodstone also serves as a birthstone for March, it can also be associated with the month of April as it’s a birthstone under the star sign of Aries.

Historically, it has also been called heliotrope, which means “to turn the sun” as some believed that the sun would turn red if bloodstone were placed into water. 

As bloodstone is a gemstone of Aries, it’s the first sign of the zodiac, and correlates with anyone born between the 21st of March and the 19th of April. 

Coral

These gems are an alternative birthstone for March and April, and are associated with April due to being the alternative birthstone for Aries.

Historically, coral has been used regularly by women to ease menstrual cramps, and help subdue the pains of arthritis and digestive issues, making it perfect for those who wish for a therapeutic birthstone.

As corel is a gemstone of Aries, it’s the first sign of the zodiac, and correlates with those who are born between the 21st of March and the 19th of April. 

Diamond

If you’re looking for an April birthstone, then the most modern choice is diamond, which has been a staple of April birthstones for years in Western culture.

For centuries, diamonds have been revered, which is due to how they are made. They are formed below the Earth’s crust, and then eventually uncovered. In Greek legend, it was said that diamonds are the tears of the Gods.

Due to this, diamonds are an incredibly expensive and valuable gemstone, but one that is prized by those born in April as it is the birthstone that is most highly valued.

As it is also a Taurus birthstone, it is best suited to those born between the 20th of April and the 20th of May, but it can also be worn by anyone born throughout April. 

Emerald

Emerald

Although emerald is viewed as a modern and traditional birthstone for anyone born in May, it is also the planetary and star sign stone for Taurus.

Legends have stated that by wearing emeralds, you can gain access to heightened intelligence and enlightenment, with some claiming that emerald can help each wearer the opportunity to predict the future. 

As emeralds fall under the Taurus sign, they are best suited for those born between the 20th of April and the 20th of May. Therefore making it both a birthstone for those born in April and May. 

Jasper

As a planetary birthstone of Aries, jasper is also a stone that is commonly associated with both the months of March and April.

However, this was only in the traditional sense, in modern understanding, jasper is sometimes associated with March, but not as much as it once was.

Traditionally, it was viewed as being a birthstone only associated with March, but as it is a planetary birthstone for Aries, it can also be associated with the month of April.

Therefore, it’s best suited for anyone born between the 21st of March and the 19th of April. 

Opal

Regarded as a mystical birthstone, opal has mysterious qualities that have long since been regarded in legends. In some Arabic legends, it is said that an opal falls from the heavens when lightning storms strike the land.

The Greeks believed that opals would gift their owners with prophetic visions and protect them from illness. However, Europeans believed they were a symbol of hope, purity, and truth.

So, is it any wonder that it is seen as a birthstone that has mystical properties? While it is also the modern October birthstone, it is also acceptable as the mystical stone for anyone born in April. 

Sapphire

Despite diamond being such a popular option for those in search of an April birthstone, it may surprise you to know that sapphire was also a highly revered option.

Historically, sapphire has been a birthstone under Taurus, and although in modern days it is seen as the birthstone of those born in September, this wasn’t so for other cultures.

Ancient Arabians, Hebrews, Italians, Romans, and Russians all viewed Sapphire as a birthstone under April.

Nowadays, Sapphire is the modern stone for April, but it also falls under the birthstone under Taurus, making it an option for anyone born between 20th April and 20th May. 

Topaz

Although topaz is seen as the modern birthstone for both November and December, it is also the talismanic stone for anyone born under the Aries star sign.

However, it is only yellow and blue topaz associated with November and December, with white topaz associated with Taurus and Aries. 

However, Topaz is also seen as a fine alternative to diamonds as they look similar to one another. If you are born between 21st of March and the 19th of April, we believe you can choose topaz as the correct gemstone.

Turquoise

Turquoise

Despite being the modern birthstone for December, turquoise can also be associated with Taurus, making it an April birthstone.

Historically, it has been used by Native Americans and Tibetans in ceremonies and rituals, often used to promote mental and spiritual clarity.

This makes them perfect for gaining a better understanding of one another, and enhances your own wisdom.

Over the years, turquoise has been forgotten as an April birthstone, but it is also a stone that falls under the Taurus sunstone, and so we recommend it for anyone born between the 20th of April and the 20th of May. 

How Are Birthstones Identified?

There are many ways to identify a birthstone, with different cultures having their own reasons behind how they are chosen.

There are planetary birthstones which are able to bring about all the positive aspects of your star sign.

Each star sign corresponds with a different planet in our solar system, and therefore have their own specific properties when discussing crystals.

There are also mystical birthstones, which are specific stones that are believed to have magical properties.

April, for example, has opal as a mystical birthstone, and each month has a different stone to bring them prosperity in different fields.

These aren’t to be confused with talismanic stones, which are instead designed to protect the wearer from negative influences. Talismanic birthstones are said to protect the wearer, 

Over the years, there have been modern and traditional birthstones that have changed with society.

For example, traditional birthstones were chosen for each month in the 1900s, while modern birthstones were chosen by the Jewelers of America in the 1950s.

However, each birthstone is constantly changing, which makes it difficult to find a definitive answer to what kind of birthstone is best suited for someone born in April.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there isn’t a definitive answer to what birthstones are associated with the month of April.

While there are some cultural reasons behind these gemstones, they often change periodically to fit with the times.

Therefore, there is no correct answer to what birthstones there are for each month.

However, this does mean that there is more freedom for you to decide what birthstone could be used for jewelry.

You have more options as there is more than one available, so it is easier for you to be creative about your choices.

So, feel free to choose any of these options as your April birthstone. 

Andrea Daehma
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