The April birthstone is the ever-popular diamond! Diamond gemstones are timeless classics that have stood the test of time. Let’s learn more about the sparkling gems and how they came to be the April birthstone.
The Origin of the April Birthstone
It is not clear how each month received its birthstone designation but the tradition is thought to have begun in Biblical times when the breastplates of priests were adorned with 12 stones. Later, gemstones were thought to bring good luck and many people would wear a different stone each month. In 1912, the American National Association of Jewelers designated an official stone for each month. Those who were born during the month of April were designated diamonds!
Standing the Test of Time
Diamonds form when carbon is subjected to high pressure and intense pressure for long periods. Once formed, they are hard-wearing, sturdy, and almost unbreakable. The saying “Diamonds are forever” is not only referring to the commitment usually connected to diamond jewelry, but also the fact that the physical traits of diamonds allow them to withstand wear and tear! The strong qualities of diamonds combined with their shine and sparkle make them a fabulous and treasured addition to any jewelry collection.
So Many Sparkling Options
When it comes to jewelry designs with diamonds, the sky is the limit. Their sparkle and hardness allow them to be cut and styled in infinite amazing combinations. From a simple pair of diamond stud earrings to large glamorous diamond rings, they are always received well and a treasured gift. Diamonds also pair well with colored gemstones. You can choose to have a sparkling diamond as the center of a gorgeous pendant and surround it with your favorite colored gemstone or choose to have diamonds placed in a halo around a colored gemstone bringing up the sparkle factor. No matter what style you choose with your diamonds, it is sure to be amazing!
The sparkling classic diamond that we all know and love has its shining qualities because of the purity of the stone. The clarity, cut, and color all influence how much sparkle the stone has. When choosing diamond jewelry for a birthstone gift, talk with your jeweler about what style you had in mind and they can help you recommend the perfect cut and setting to maximize the shine!
Ideas for Diamond Birthstone Gifts
If you are searching for a special diamond gift for your April-born loved one or a special diamond just to celebrate yourself, we can help you find the perfect addition to your collection.
If you are looking for a necklace, imagine this beautiful scalloped halo diamond pendant, this 1.25-carat Journey pendant, or our ever-popular custom-designed two-toned diamond by the yard necklace.
You can never go wrong with a pair of diamond stud earrings and we can help you decide on the perfect style, but if you are feeling a little more glamorous you could choose something like these 2-carat double bar diamond bar earrings!
We carry a large collection of diamond rings and also a unique heirloom jewelry collection. This beautiful 1920’s art deco diamond and sapphire ring is a showstopper! If you are still undecided we pride ourselves in our custom jewelry designs. We can work with you to make sure your dream comes to life!
Contact us today, stop by our showroom, or browse our collection online to find the perfect diamond for your April birthday celebration!