Did You Know? Countdown to April 2009 (03/27)

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about the Month of April

March 27 : 05 days till April

Did you know that April’s birthstone is the diamond?

Considered the most precious of all stones, diamonds may have been associated with the month of April since Biblical times, when a priest’s breastplate was adorned with twelve different gems — one for each month of the year. The official list of birthstones, however, was not published until 1912, when the Kansas City-based National Association of Jewelers assigned a different stone to each month. Initially criticized for its obvious commercial motivation, the list quickly became widely accepted.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the the month of April! So stop by again tomorrow.

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