Diamond: The Birthstone for the Month of April
13 April 2017
The beauty of a diamond can be breathtaking. There’s a million reasons why they are still highly coveted by discerning buyers. They can range in color from pink, yellow, green, and of course, the brilliance of that perfect clear gemstone that continues to be a popular choice. And for those of you who are born in April, you’re lucky to have diamond be your birthstone.
Although diamonds are often synonymous with being the gemstone for engagements and weddings, they are also a perfect choice for other pieces and occasions. These can include the birth of a baby, a new job, a wedding anniversary – the list goes on. Their classic beauty makes them a perfect choice for all types of jewellery – including necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more. One of the best things about diamonds is that they simply do not go out of style.
Diamonds are the hardest gemstone. This means they can withstand daily wear and tear that would potentially damage lesser gemstones. This is an important quality to have in jewellery. After all, most of us want to wear our favorite pieces on a regular basis. And we shouldn’t have to worry about not being able to wear them with confidence or worry about scratching them or marring them in some way.
The history of this stunning gemstone goes back thousands of years. Along with symbolizing long-lasting love, it has been associated with having healing powers. Those two concepts are just part of the reason that people desire this beautiful stone.
Cut and clarity are two important concepts when looking at diamonds, as is setting. The right setting can truly let a diamond shine as it is meant to – and that also helps enhance the wearer “shine” as well. The cut and clarity bring out the natural brilliance.
Two more factors include carat size and color. Some people believe the bigger the carat size means the more expensive the stone will be but that isn’t necessarily true. It also depends on whether there are inclusions or blemishes within the stone. Color is another important factor – truly clear colorless diamonds are incredible rare. Many diamonds have a hue to them. That doesn’t mean they are any less precious to the wearer, because everyone has different tastes.
If you’re looking to put a little sparkle in your life than head into your trusted jeweller – let us show you what we can do to make you shine.