The month of April is here, and if there’s anyone dear to you with an April birthday, you’re probably wondering what to get them.
There’s no better way to celebrate both your love for Ireland and your birth month than with a Claddagh birthstone ring. The iconic Irish Claddagh historically represents love (the heart), loyalty (the crown) and friendship (the hands), while the birthstone heart symbolizes your special month and the strengths and qualities associated with it.
April's Claddagh birthstone is diamond, the most famous and revered of all the gemstones. Diamonds, sparkling bundles of carbon, are the hardest natural element in the world. In ancient times, diamonds were believed to be formed when bolts of lightening struck the ground. They have been incorporated into jewelry and adornments for centuries, and because of their association with engagement rings they have come to symbolize love, commitment, strength and endurance.
Where do birthstones come from? Initially, the gemstones were tied to the zodiac signs, and people encouraged to wear the corresponding stone as each phase passed, but eventually the stones were tied to the 12 months of the year, and the tradition began of wearing the stone for the month of one’s birth to afford you good luck and protection throughout the year. The IrishCentral Shop has all 12 in Claddagh ring form, in sterling silver and gemstone, from Solvar Jewelry.