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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:
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.
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.
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.|
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.|
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.|
Are you an April baby? Do you own any diamond jewelry? Natural and/ or lab-grown diamond jewelry we would love to see your collection. Click the comments button below.
Written by Bianca Mac Donald