April has arrived and brings with it probably the most popular birthstone of all...it's time to break out your collection of diamond jewelry! Who doesn't love receiving a diamond on that special occasion...or any occasion. And for the lucky April born, isn't it the most perfect gift all around...what could be more symbolic of eternal love than a diamond?
Also representative of the Zodiac sign Aries, diamonds are most commonly found in Australia, Ghana, Zaire, Russia, Brazil and the United States.
Get to know the eternal stone
Of all the gemstones, diamonds are always and will always be a woman's favorite go to. After all, as Marilyn Monroe so famously sang...diamonds are a girl's best friend. So, how well do you know your best friend (besides the 4 Cs)?
Let's start at the beginning. Derived from the Greek "adamas", which means invincible" the diamond is a stone that dates back millenia. All gemstones have ancient explanations for how they came to be. The one for the diamond is naturally as fantastic as the stone – one theory was that diamonds were formed from lightning bolts, while another said that they were the tears of god or even splinters from falling stars. And how could it escape the romantic aspect...Roman literature stated that Cupid's arrows were diamond-tipped while the Greeks believed the diamond's inner fire to be the flame of true and eternal love.
Considered one of the hardest substances, this stone comes in a variety of hues including yellow, black, blue, green, pink, red, orange, and purple (apart from the traditional white). The color of your diamond depends on the impurities present inside the stone. Whatever the color, this stone embodies affection, strength, eternity and love everlasting.
What does diamond jewelry give you?
Today, diamond jewelry is said to bless the wearer with great inner strength and improve their relationships, while also bringing personal abundance, clarity and balance. Back in the Middle Ages however, they were also thought to be healing stones, capable of curing ailments in the brain and pituitary especially, and also for drawing out toxins from the body.
The supernatural diamond
Over the many centuries of its known existence, the diamond was attributed with different supernatural powers by different cultures and legends. Jewish high priests used this stone to determine a person's innocence, believing that a diamond held before a guilty person would darken. Believed to be endowed with magical qualities from God, ancient kings and medieval knights went into battle wearing heavy leather breastplates studded with diamonds, believing that the stones made them invincible.
The thing about the diamond's magic, both ancient and modern...it's believed to hold true when the diamond is found (and that's going to be a one in a million event!) or given as a gift, rather than purchased for yourself. So, if you needed one final reason to buy someone that diamond something (or talk someone into buying it for you), you have it.
Now, how to pick your diamond...with all those different colors to appreciate, you're definitely going to be spoilt for choice! Let us give you a glimpse of the treasures you can find at our store:
Circular Diamond Drop Earrings
7ct Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring
Pink Diamond Princess Bracelet
Salavetti Black Diamond Panthere Pendant
2ct Oval Brown and White Diamond Pendant
Doesn't picturing yourself wearing one of these give you a nice, warm feeling inside? We certainly feel it! These are just to whet your appetite. You can view our entire collection online and contact us if you have any questions or need any help with choosing your best piece.
In the meantime, tell us what you think of our diamonds (the colored ones, especially!) and when you think would be the perfect occasion to gift them to a special someone.