April birthdays have a very special representative in the diamond birthstone. This traditional gem expresses significant meaning for those born in April, symbolic of everlasting and dedicated love. From ancient times, the diamond has been thought to bring better relationships and an increase in inner strength to those who wear it. Although you won’t find diamonds at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts, you can choose a beautiful bouquet of white and off-white flowers that will effectively represent the diamond birthstone well.
Although the origin of birthstones is not completely understood, most accept that the practice dates back to biblical times and the breastplate of the High Priest, which was adorned with 12 different colored gems. As time wore on, the gemstones became associated with the zodiac, and the tradition of wearing a colored stone each month as a type of good luck charm began.
Believing that each gem held magical powers for the individual born within a given month, people began wearing the stone associated with their birth month year-round. In 1912, the American National Association of Jewelers created a list assigning gems to each month.
Ancient Theories Regarding Diamonds: The magical powers of diamonds were well-accepted as divine. Some believed lightning bolts created diamonds, while many thought that diamonds were the tears of the gods.
Although diamonds do occur naturally in a variety of colors based upon their chemical and mineral makeup, the most commonly accepted and cherished diamond exhibits a clear color, ranging to other neutral shades ranging to light amber. When creating floral designs for the April diamond birthstone, our experts use roses, lilies, and orchids in whites, creams, and ivories, which evoke an elegance and luxury all their own. Ask our floral designers to add a little “bling” to the arrangement, and we’ll be happy to do so.
Whether an April birthday floral design or a “just because it’s spring” bouquet, give Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts a call. In Baton Rouge, no one arranges birthday floral elegance like we do.