If you celebrate your birthday in the month of April, then you’re spoiled with the breathtaking Diamond birthstone. Considered one of the most precious, valuable and desired gemstones in the world, diamonds and particularly diamond jewellery is one of the most luxurious and versatile of its kind. From diamond necklaces, diamond rings to diamond earrings, you can indulge in an incredible selection of treats and gifts to celebrate your April birthday. Considered a symbol of clarity and strength, April birthstone jewellery is a must-have for the empowered and independent person in your life.
Diamond Birthstone Meaning & History
The name for the April birthstone comes from the Greek word adamas which translates to ‘invincible’ or ‘unbreakable’ reflecting the stone’s remarkable durability. The diamond is in fact the hardest mineral known to man with a rating of 10 on the Mohs scale of relative hardness. This is one of many reasons both the contemporary and ancient worlds have adored this gemstone for so long. Other reasons include its ability to be shaped into many different cuts and its remarkably versatile sparkle dependant on its unique cut and clarity.
Diamonds have been adored as early as the fourth century BCE when diamonds were gathered from India’s rivers and streams. The transparent gemstone was largely coveted by the wealthy and royalty with the very first diamond engagement ring given by Archduke Maximillian of Austria to his betrothed, Mary of Burgundy in 1477. Since then, the tradition of giving a diamond ring for an engagement has remained something of a permanent tradition!
Where is Diamond found?
At the beginning, diamonds were predominantly sourced from India until the early 1700’s when their supplies began to decline. After that Brazil emerged as an important source when they were discovered by gold miners on the banks of the Jequitinhonha River in Minas Gerais. Diamonds were also been found in Kimberley, South Africa in the late 1860’s and this marked the beginning of the modern diamond market as well as the discovery of the largest diamond ever found at 3,106 ct (621 grams). Diamonds can also be sourced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Australia, Russia and Botswana.
Diamond Birthstone Jewellery
At C W Sellors, we have a fantastic selection of Diamond jewellery to choose from which make perfect gift ideas for someone celebrating their April birthday. From dazzling diamond rings to exquisite diamond necklaces and diamond bracelets, our selections of April birthstone jewellery will leave you spoiled for choice for that special someone. Get in touch with our team of gemstone jewellery specialists today for help and advice on our range of diamond jewellery.