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Diamond is the birthstone for the month of April

April's birthstone is diamond
  • Diamonds are among nature’s most treasured and beautiful creations, the hardest material on earth, and are over a billion years old! Diamond forms under high temperature and pressure conditions that exist roughly 100 miles beneath the earth’s surface

  • Diamond is the only gemstone made of a single element: It is typically about 99.95 percent carbon. The other 0.05 percent can include one or more trace elements, which are not part of the diamond’s essential chemistry. Some trace elements can influence its color or crystal shape

  • The color of a diamond varies from colorless to yellow. The most sought after diamond is totally colorless, however colored diamonds are rising in popularity. In the diamond trade, colored diamonds are referred to as “fancy”, and occur in a range of colors such as yellow, blue, green, pink, and red

  • Diamond got its start in India, where diamonds were collected from the country’s rivers and streams. Some historians estimate that India was trading in diamonds as early as the fourth century BC

  • In the first century AD, the Roman naturalist Pliny stated: “Diamond is the most valuable, not only of precious stones, but of all things in this world”

  • By the 1400’s, diamonds were becoming fashionable accessories for Europe’s elite

  • Explorers unearthed the first great South African diamond deposits in the late 1800’s just as diamond demand was increasing

  • In the 1870's, annual production of rough diamond was under a million carats. By the 1920's, the figure was around three million carats. Fifty years later, annual production approached 50 million carats, and in the 1990's it surpassed 100 million carats per year

  • Some people believe diamonds clear the mind, cultivate creativity, revitalize, and convey energy, promote growth, consistency, courage, and power to the owner.

  • Your birthstone is personal and affordable to collect. Birthstone jewelry creates a cherished gifting experience