Diamond: April's Birthstone

Posted by Christine Loertscher on

It is no wonder that its name originates from the ancient Greek meaning “unbreakable”. Coming in at number 10 on the Moh’s scale of hardness, April’s birthstone is considered to be at the top.  Lucky April babies- the Diamond is yours.

Considered harder than any other gem, a diamond can only be scratched by another diamond. This resistance to being scratched makes it the perfect gemstone for jewelry. The bejeweled can wear it daily and does not have to be worried about ruining the diamonds polish and in turn, destroying its shine. This is perhaps one of the main reasons for its popularity as the gem of choice for engagement rings. A lifetime commitment symbolized by a gem that has a beauty that will last for that lifetime and beyond.

Diamonds are known for their clarity and their brilliant shine. But the value of the stone is determined by its quality. As with other gemstones, a diamonds quality is judged by the famous four C’s: Carat, Color (or in the case of a diamond-the lack thereof), Clarity (amount of inclusions) and Cut (which determines its shine). Therefore, the larger, the whiter, the clearer and the shinier, the higher the quality of the stone will be.

In our opinion the diamond is very well paired to be the stone for this month. Despite this month being known for its April showers, we should celebrate Aprils other clear drops. Who wouldn’t want to be showered in Diamonds anyway?


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