April Birthstone: Diamond

April Birthstone: Diamond

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Diamonds are a girl's best friend! And, this stunning gem also happen to be the birthstone for April.

 

Diamonds have been considered admired objects of desire since ancient times, which make it the perfect gift for a loved one, and a classic choice for engagement rings as they represent purity, strength and devotion. The diamond is also the gift of choice for the 60th and 75th wedding anniversaries. 

 

Formed hundreds of miles beneath the Earth’s surface, diamonds are the hardest gemstone of them all. Some legends say that diamonds were created when bolts of lightning struck rocks, while others say the gem possesses healing powers.

 

Many ancient cultures revered the sparkling stone for its strength and metaphysical power. The word diamond traces its roots back to ancient Greece, stemming from the word adamant or adamas—a term meaning unbreakable, invincible, or unconquerable.

 

A lot of fascinating lore surrounds the diamond. It was said that Cupid adorned his arrow tips from diamonds, and Perseus brought down Medusa with a weapon fashioned of diamond, too. This makes diamonds the stone of love and of war. Could this be why diamonds are celebrated, coveted, stolen, hidden and swept away by conquerors? The diamond has also been used in protective talismans as well as thought to be an antidote to poison and provide protection against the plague!

 

Diamonds were gathered from rivers and streams in India and traded as early as 4th Century BC and worn by the wealthy and royalty. By the 1400s, diamonds were fashionable accessories for the European elite. In the early 1700s, Brazil emerged as an important diamond source when gold miners were sifting through rivers. In the late 1860s, diamonds were discovered in South Africa and other African nations. And, in 1960, Russia also became a top producer.

 

A diamond is the most popular ring gemstone choice in the world that is prized for its classic beauty and clarity. While white diamonds are most common, colored diamonds can be found in many colors such as yellow, blue, mocha (or chocolate), pink and a variety of others as well.

 

The Gemological Institute of America Inc. has a wealth of information about diamonds that you can read here >>> 

 

Whatever your color, style or budget preferences are, EK Jewelers can help you pick the right stone for your loved one. If you’re shopping for an April birthday girl, diamond jewelry is a must buy! Consider elegant diamond earrings, a gorgeous diamond ring, or a diamond pendant for a necklace.

 

Check out our Diamond offerings here >>>

 

Check out EK Jewelers in Gillette, Wyoming for all your jewelry needs. We can create a custom diamond piece of jewelry that is sure to stun your loved one.

 

To find your loved one a stunning ring, necklace, bracelet or pair of earrings, stop into EK Jewelers at 217 S. Gillette Avenue or contact us at 307.363.4010 or [email protected].

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