April's traditional birthstone is the Diamond. More economical alternatives are available like a clear quartz or a Herkimer Diamond.
The Herkimer Diamond is not a real diamond per se, it is a double terminated quartz that is found in the dolostone mine in Herkimer, NY. Herkimer diamonds are wondrous specimens, they are double terminated because they have very little contact with their host rock. Herkimers can be eye clear, have water bubbles (enhydro) trapped, or little black carbon deposits. They range in size and no two are ever going to be the same.
In the crystal healing world, Herkimer Diamonds are high energy seekers. They manifest pure, solid light and are powerful amplifiers of spiritual energy. It has been said to clear the charkra and open channels for spiritual energy to flow (www.crystalvaults.com).
In the book, "Love Is in the Earth", author Melody (1995) describes that Herkimers carry an energy of delicate harmony and an understanding of the essential being within the self. They encourage the concept of beginning again in this life time, clearing the body-mind system of unconscious fears and repressions, while allowing for total relaxation and expansion of the Life energy. (p 319).
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Herkimer Diamond Meanings and Uses. (n.d.). Retrieved March 30, 2019, from https://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia/herkimer-diamond
Melody. (1995) Love is in the Earth. Wheat Ridge, CO: Earth-Love Publishing House.