April Birthstone Jewelry 2022 – Diamond

It is the month of April and what better way to celebrate the month than with April’s birthstone. If you’re an April baby then this one is just for you. April’s birthstone just so happens to be diamond – our favorite of them all. Here is everything you need to know about April’s birthstone, diamond:

What Makes Diamond Different?

One of the primary aspects that make diamonds different compared to most gemstones is that they’re formed deep in the Earth. They’re formed when carbon is subjected to a great amount of heat and a lot of pressure. They’re then thrust up to the Earth’s surface usually by a volcano. 

Where is Diamond on the Mohs Scale?

Diamond is positioned at a 10 on the Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness and is perceived to be the hardest and strongest gemstone. Although, this does not guarantee that your diamond won’t chip. It is also important to note that your diamond may scratch other stones in your jewelry box so best to separate the two. However, another gemstone is not going to scratch your diamond. 

What Does Diamond Symbolize?

Throughout history, diamonds symbolize strength. 

Fun Fact: Diamonds are thought to have been first traded in the fourth century B.C., in India. It was the Indian people who brought diamonds to Europe.

Where are Diamonds Mined?

Diamonds are mined throughout the world, specifically in Russia, India and South Africa. New deposits of diamonds were also found in Austrailia and Canada. 

Fun Fact: The De Beers controlled the diamond supply throughout the world until 1990. 

What Colors Do Diamonds Come In? 

Diamonds come in a wide range of colors. This includes black, red, yellow, orange, green, blue, pink, purple, brown, violet and grey. Therefore, April babies need not fear as you’re spoilt for choice. 

Did you know? Diamonds are graded according to the 4Cs: Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat Weight. 

Learn Everything You Need To Know About The 4Cs 

Diamonds on the Red Carpet

Zendaya at the 2022 Oscars.
Zendaya wearing 12 of Bulgari’s flexible diamond Serpenti Viper bracelets with a matching Bulgari Serpenti Viper white gold and full pavé diamond collar at the 2022 Oscars.
Timothée Chalamet at the 2022 Oscars.
Timothée Chalamet wearing a Cartier diamond tennis necklace and plunging Panthère de Cartier pendant and rings at the 2022 Oscars.
Ariana DeBose at the 2022 Oscars.
Ariana DeBose wearing a double-row diamond tennis necklace, matching diamond drop earrings, a triple strand diamond tennis bracelet and an Omega Constellation watch with a diamond bezel at the 2022 Oscars.
Beyoncé at the 2017 Grammys.
Beyoncé wearing a Lorraine Schwartz 400-carat diamond necklace at the 2017 Grammys.
Zoë Kravitz wearing a Kwiat’s 36-carat diamond collar with graduated oval-cut diamonds and 10-carat diamond stud earrings at the 2022 Oscars.
Lily James wearing a Piaget diamond collar fully set with white pear-shaped diamonds and an approximately 7-carat fancy yellow pear-shaped diamond drop at the 2022 Oscars.

Famous Diamonds

The Cullinan.
The Cullinan (3106-carat), the largest gem quality diamond ever found, was discovered at the Premier Mine on 26th January 1905.
The Kimberley, a flawless, 70-carat, step cut, champagne-colored diamond that was found in the Kimberley Mine, South Africa.
The Tiffany Famous Diamond.
The Tiffany Yellow Diamond, one of the largest fancy yellow diamonds ever discovered. It weighed 287.42-carats in the rough when discovered in 1878 in the Kimberley mine in South Africa, and was cut into a cushion shape of 128.54-carats with 90 facets – 32 more than a traditional round brilliant – to maximize its brilliance.
The Heart of Eternity.
The Heart of Eternity, a 27.64-carat heart-shaped stone renowned for the intensity of its color, described by experts as ‘vivid blue’.

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Selene Graduated Diamond Anniversary Ring in 14k White Gold.
Selene Graduated Diamond Anniversary Ring in 14k White Gold at Blue Nile
4.20ctw 14k White Gold "X-Prong" Diamond Tennis Bracelet.
4.20ctw 14k White Gold "X-Prong" Diamond Tennis Bracelet at Whiteflash
14k White Gold "Journey" Diamond Pendant.
14k White Gold "Journey" Diamond Pendant at Whiteflash
Inside Outside Diamond Hoop Earrings In 14K White Gold.
Inside Outside Diamond Hoop Earrings In 14K White Gold at B2C Jewels

Shop Diamond Studs and Earrings at James Allen

James Allen Diamond Stud Earrings.
James Allen Diamond Stud Earrings.

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Written by Bianca Mac Donald

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