April Birthstone: Crystal Quartz
April's Birthstone is Diamond, but Crystal Quartz is also recognized as the April Birthstone, so we're going to focus on that!
Like Diamonds, Crystal Quartz is a clear, hard gemstone. Diamonds are made up of carbon atoms that have crystallized under lots of heat and pressure! It's the same atoms that make up Graphite (what we use instead of Lead in pencils and also in batteries), just in a different structure. Crystal Quartz is made up of silicon and oxygen atoms. Herkimer Diamonds, even though they're called "Diamonds" are really double-terminated crystal quartz found in Herkimer County. Crystal Quartz is also not as hard as diamonds - they're a 7 on the Mohs scale where diamonds are 10.
Crystal Quartz is one of the best crystals to have in your collection. It will protect against negativity and negative energies of all kinds while harmonizing the chakras. It also helps amplify the energy and effects of other crystals. It has been treasured and used throughout history for healing, meditation and improving ones psychic abilities.
Crystal Quartz is great on its own or paired with other crystals! Since they're good for all chakras, you can wear them as earrings, bracelets and necklaces!
Since it's clear, it's a simple and elegant way to add some sparkle to anything!