Among ancient Greeks and Egyptians diamonds were considered the king of gems. They believed they give one the power to create their own future. Diamonds are said to help develop one's aura and in turn develop new skills. As the hardest gemstone available, diamonds are thought to symbolize eternity, purity, and love. In modern times it is said to symbolize wealth and prosperity.
Diamond is the modern and traditional birthstone for the month of April and is used to celebrate engagements as well as the 10th and 60th anniversary of weddings.