April’s Birthstone Color is… Crystal Clear?

April’s Birthstone Color is… Crystal Clear?

by Lyn Marler

Born in April?                                                                   

If so, lucky you!

I won’t spend time telling you what a regular diamond looks like, because I’m certain you already know…

But, here’s something you might not realize:

The most commonly purchased diamonds have a hint of yellow.

Yes, completely colorless diamonds are very rare.

Amazing, right?

Here’s something else; did you know diamonds also come in a variety of colors? It’s true; you can find bright yellow, red, pink, green, blue – even brown and black – diamonds!

When you think about it, the diamond color range could cover over half of the birthstone months of the year. (I’ll tell you why they don’t hog the limelight in a moment.)

First, let’s talk about, the meaning of April’s birthstone.

What does the April birthstone mean?

Diamonds symbolize everlasting love, which explains why diamonds are the popular choice for engagement rings, wedding anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, and to show love to Mom on Mother’s Day.

Also, diamonds are a symbol of courage,  abundance, balance, and clarity. All of us want a piece of that these days.

But, to many cultures throughout history, the diamond had a VERY different meaning:

  • In Hindu mythology, the diamond meant lightning: the weapon of the King of the Gods
  • To the ancient Greeks, diamonds meant unconquerable. So, they wore diamond clad battle gear. Some well-known historical artifacts include Chronos’ sword, Heracles’ helmet, and Prometheus’ ever-binding chains
  • In medieval Europe, diamonds were referred to as Tears of Gods, and they were often carried as amulets into battle for protection
  • Roman poets claimed that the gates of Hades were made of diamond, meaning: you can enter… but you can never leave

I searched long and hard to see if history mentioned any warriors wearing birthstone earrings as protection. My search came up empty. But they wore amulets, and I think amulets count as birthstone jewelry.

Have you noticed a common trend here?

Everyone agrees that diamonds are super strong. They define strength for matters of love, for protecting the heart in battle, and even for keeping sinners imprisoned in Hades.

Which brings me to the indestructible truth about diamonds…

How hard is the April birthstone?

Diamonds are a whopping fifty-eight times harder than any other gemstone on Earth. Sapphire is the second hardest gemstone and ruby is the third.

We don’t use diamonds for protection in battle these days. But, they’re often used to make high-powered cutting blades and drill bits because they’ll chop cleanly through just about anything.

The most highly valued practical joke.

On January 26, 1905, the Superintendent of Premier Mines in South Africa, Captain Frederick Wells, was doing his rounds. He thought someone stuck some charred glass into the wall of the mine as a joke. He pulled out his pocket knife and pried it loose.

No joke… he pulled out the real deal!

The diamond was called the Star of Africa or the Cullinan diamond. (Cullinan was the owner of Premier Mines.)

Here are some fun facts about the Star of Africa to help you understand what “big” means for a diamond:

1. It weighed over 1.36 pounds.

2. The diamond’s dimensions were 3 7/8 inches long, 2 ¼ inches wide, and 2 5/8 inches high.

3. The Star of Africa was originally purchased for 150,000 English Pounds.

4. Today it is priceless, or around $2 Billion, depending on who you ask!

Why the diamond only represents April.

Earlier I promised to explain why April is the only month with a diamond birthstone.

Historians say that the idea of birthstones for each month dates back to the book of Exodus in the Bible. There are passages referring to an extraordinary gemstone breastplate worn by the High Priest of the Israelites. The original High Priest’s name was Aaron. (He was also the older brother of Moses.)

His breastplate was so special; he used it to talk to God. It was called the Breastplate of Aaron. And, it had twelve gemstones that represented the twelve tribes of Israel. The Hebrew Bible has a detailed list of each gemstone. The classic colorless diamond is the only gemstone believed to represent April.

As you know, the diamond’s unique mineral composition symbolizes true and everlasting love. Plus courage, abundance, balance, and clarity.

Although diamonds come in many colors, they don’t have the diverse qualities of the remaining eleven birthstones.

So, there’s no way twelve different colored diamonds could deliver the additional “powers” Aaron needed!

(Like the ones provided by emeralds, for instance. Tune in next month to find out about emeralds and the legends of prosperity and growth.)

 

While, the April birthstone in its rarest, crystal clear form is beyond the budget of many, Crystal Clear ComfyEarrings are an affordable and stunning alternative as April’s birthstone earrings.

They’re made with 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel posts and feature high-quality Grade A Cubic Zirconia Crystals. Their uniquely designed screw-on Comfy flat backs allow for maximum comfort by protecting your neck from painful pokes 24/7.

Not born in April? That’s okay, too!

Crystal Clear ComfyEarrings are everyone’s best friend because they go with all outfits, from yoga pants to your LBD!

Arrive in style and comfort, without breaking the bank.

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By Lyn Marler

Lyn Marler loves collecting unique stories to share. Lyn will tackle just about any writing project. With her light and fun style, she's always looking to put a huge smile on her reader's face. So, it's not surprising that she spends most of her time writing copy and content for lifestyle and travel. Lyn was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, but now lives in sunny Tampa, Florida.

The Very Best Earrings for Sensitive Ears

The Very Best Earrings for Sensitive Ears

by Ruthie Ma

For years I thought I couldn’t wear earrings because of a nickel allergy. But, I was wrong!

I didn’t have a nickel allergy. I just had very sensitive ears.

I was pinching my earlobes so tight, I was causing what looked like an allergic reaction: red itchy sores, and puss-filled piercings!

As a person with sensitive ears, I know the hassle of searching for earrings that won’t react with my skin. I know what it’s like to fall in love with a pair of earrings in the store… then find out later that my ears aren’t happy with my new love connection.

The worst is when your ears start developing sores, and crusty gunk starts oozing from the piercings!

Struggling with ears that are trying to heal, while also trying to conceal the nasty sores, isn’t fun. It turns into a horrible cycle of needing to cover up the gross and needing to let your ears heal.

Here’s why ComfyEarrings are the solution to these traditional earring problems:

Not only are ComfyEarrings completely comfortable, but they’re also hypoallergenic. The 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel and the design of ComfyEarrings work together to be the best hypoallergenic earrings for sensitive ears that I’ve ever used.

This metal, that’s used to make ComfyEarrings, is the answer to our hypoallergenic earring woes. Surgical Grade Steel can withstand pool chemicals, hair dyes, and more. It also holds up to the constant cycle of hairspray, mousse, shampoo, and conditioner that our earrings endure.

ComfyEarrings even guarantees they’ll never tarnish or turn green.

The design of ComfyEarrings is the other half of the equation that makes them the perfect earrings for sensitive ears.

When putting on traditional stud earrings, we squeeze the back up against the earlobe making it as tight as possible. This is because we are sick of losing earrings! We want to make sure they’re on all the way, and that the studs are going to stay on.

But when you suffocate the earlobe by pressing that back up against it, you’re causing yourself worse problems than just losing an earring. 

Earlobes sweat! Did you know that? According to Healthline.com, they do! 

So when you create a situation where the skin is getting moist, and pressure is being applied, you have a recipe for open sores. These are the same conditions that result in bedsores! 

Wearing ComfyEarrings solves all this. There’s a set amount of space between the front of the earring and the back of the earring. This provides enough space and movement to avoid causing open sores. NO pressure. No trapped moisture. And safe, secure earrings. Breaking the cycle for good!

With ComfyEarrings, the post is one size fits most. But, this isn’t always a perfect fit for a little girl’s ears. And some people naturally have thin earlobes.

ComfyEarrings has a solution to this problem, too. They will ship you silicone spacers at no charge to use on the back of your ComfyEarrings post. These fit between your earlobe and the flat screw-on back to make sure your earrings don’t droop. Just request them in the order notes, and they’ll make sure they’re added to your order.

 

ComfyEarrings are the best earrings for sensitive ears. But don’t take my word for it. You can try them risk-free. If you don’t like them, for any reason, you can return them for a 100% refund. It’s that simple.

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Ruthie is a freelance content creator, as well as our Social Media Director and product photographer. She's a married work-at-home mom, raising two beautiful children in Kansas City.

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Long-term Care for Your Comfortable Earrings

Long-term Care for Your Comfortable Earrings

by Ruthie Ma

Confession: I am lazy.

Taking my earrings out at night just takes too much energy. I want comfortable earrings. And by that, I mean I want earrings I can leave in. I want earrings that don’t hurt me when I sleep.

Is that too much to ask?

ComfyEarrings to the rescue!

Because ComfyEarrings are made using high-quality materials (316L Surgical Stainless Steel and grade A CZ crystals), they require very little maintenance for long-term wear. In fact, ComfyEarrings can be worn for several months at a time. Creator, Christina Gillick, wears TWO pairs of ComfyEarrings 24/7/365.

The secret is to put them on correctly from the beginning.

ComfyEarrings are not like other earrings… and that’s a good thing!

When you put them in your ears, be sure to hold the back in place behind your ear, then turn the front of the earring to tighten.

Once they’re in, they require minimal care. Just check the backs once a day to ensure they’re still snug (maybe when you brush your teeth or take your morning vitamins). Then don’t give them another thought.

There’s no need to change your routine.

 

ComfyEarrings are perfect for any activity.

I may be lazy. But that doesn’t mean you are.

ComfyEarrings provide round-the-clock comfort for every activity.

Hike. Jog. Swim. Ride your bicycle… even comfortably with a helmet! You can even shower and, of course, sleep in them, too!

Not only are they comfortable earrings, but they’re also durable earrings. I mentioned they won’t break. They won’t turn your ears green either.

They’re easy to keep clean, too.

It’s important to clean your ComfyEarrings before you wear them for the first time. Use a gentle antimicrobial soap and warm water to gently wash them.

Continue to clean your ComfyEarrings, including the screw-on Comfy flat backs, on a regular basis.

Without cleaning over time, debris can build up on the post and clog the hole on the backs and cause threading issues. Keeping your earrings clean will prevent this.

Avoid using rubbing alcohol to clean your ComfyEarrings. Alcohol is a solvent. It may cause the adhesives, that secure the gems, to deteriorate.

It’s a good idea to cover your sink drain when you insert your earrings, too. That will keep your ComfyEarrings from falling down the drain.

ComfyEarrings are a one-stop solution. They are perfect for active people, and they’re perfect for lazy ones, like me. My days of looking for earrings that won’t hurt me when I sleep are over. 

And did I mention they’re beautiful and affordable, too?

Check out my favorite pair of ComfyEarrings, that I literally wore 24/7 for two years straight!

Or my second favorite pair of ComfyEarrings, that I’m currently wearing.

While you’re at it, check them all out!

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