If Diamonds are your thing, you're in for a treat this month. April's birthstone is the Diamond, and we're bringing you a quick rundown of everything you need to know about Diamonds.
The Diamond, April's birthstone, is a symbol of true love.
It's the purest and most durable of all stones, which means that when you give your loved one a Diamond, it's a symbol of your unwavering commitment to that person.
Diamonds are also the hardest natural substance on earth. This makes them the perfect gift for someone who has an incredibly hard exterior but a complex interior. If your significant other is like this, don't worry—a Diamond will reveal their hidden depths to you as time goes on.
The Diamond is also a stone of balance. When you get engaged in April, you'll be able to lead a balanced life with your partner by making compromises and working together to achieve your goals.
When you choose the Diamond as the gift for that special April-born person in your life, make sure you're giving them something they'll love. Some prefer a simple band with one high-quality gemstone; others want a more elaborate setting adorned with multiple stones (if this is the case, consider getting them an eternity band). And don't forget about other jewellery pieces: A gorgeous pair of earrings or necklace can also be an excellent choice!
When you’re shopping for a Diamond, it’s important to know what you’re looking for. That’s why we have our 4Cs: cut, colour, clarity and carat weight.
The cut of a Diamond is its shape, which can be round (brilliant), oval, pear-shaped, emerald-cut or marquise. Often confused with the shape of the stone, the cut refers to how well the Diamond has been fashioned to bring out its natural beauty. The better the cut grade of a Diamond, the lighter it will reflect and refract to produce greater brilliance.
Though most people think that Diamonds are colourless, they actually occur in many different colours — from colourless to yellow and brown hues, as well as pink, red, blue, green and orange secondary hues. A truly colourless Diamond allows more light to pass through it than a coloured Diamond does; thus it will appear brighter.
Diamonds have a natural beauty that is undeniable. But their internal characteristics can vary, and their clarity may be affected by internal inclusions or external blemishes. Most of these characteristics can only be seen with magnification, but the factors that determine a Diamond's clarity can affect its value.
The carat is the unit of measure of a Diamond's weight, and it is the most objective grade of the 4Cs. One carat equals 1/5 gram and is subdivided into 100 points. A one-carat stone is actually not very large at all; they tend to be only 6.5 mm in diameter and 3.5 mm in depth (on average). A person can see a Diamond's size with their naked eye, but they need magnification to read its weight in carats.
All Diamonds are weighed on an electronic balance that can accurately measure weight to 1/100th of a point (0.01ct), or two decimal places.
Our selection of Diamond jewellery includes all popular styles and shapes. Choose a classic solitaire or a more elaborate setting with side stones. We offer yellow Diamonds as well as colourless Diamonds that are perfect for engagement rings.
See our fine collection of Diamond necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings on our website.