Diamond – The Dazzling April Birthstone

Diamonds are forever! And if you were born in April, then lucky you, the desirable diamond is your alluring birthstone! A spring month echoing rebirth and renewal, the alluring diamond and its outstanding qualities offers the perfect symbolism for the month of April. Celebrated for their unparalleled brilliance and symbolic significance, the exquisite diamond is the most renowned of all the gemstones. Adored, craved and coveted for centuries, diamonds have long been thought of as the most precious gift, the ultimate accessory and the greatest symbol of love.

Come with us as we uncover some sparkling facts about diamonds, their properties, and their symbolism.

Why is Diamond Jewellery So Special?

The enchanting diamond is renowned for its exceptional sparkle and unmatched clarity and has an ageless appeal that transcends trends and fads. I don’t think any of us can, or want to, imagine a world without diamonds in it! Known as the strongest gemstone, not only are diamonds incredibly robust, but they effortlessly exude a sense of sophistication and refinement that makes them so exquisite for use in any type of jewellery. From intricate diamond cluster rings to dazzling earrings and bracelets, and whether set in yellow gold, white gold, platinum, or silver, the diamond will quite simply elevate any outfit whilst instantaneously boosting the aura of the wearer.

Properties, History and Symbolism of the April Birthstone

The word “diamond” originates from the Greek word “adamas,” meaning “invincible” or “unbreakable.” Diamonds, being the hardest mineral on Earth, boast an enduring allure and a captivating history that has intrigued enthusiasts for centuries. Created deep within the Earth’s crust billions of years ago, the earliest documented discovery of diamonds dates back to the 4th century BC in India. From there, they embarked on a journey along the intricate trade routes connecting India and China, famously known as the Silk Road. By the 1400s, diamonds became fashionable accessories for Europe’s elite and ruling classes, and in 1477 Archduke Maximillian of Austria gave the first diamond engagement ring on record to his betrothed, Mary of Burgundy.

Recipients fortunate enough to receive these extraordinary gems marvelled at the strength and brilliance of diamonds, appreciating their ability to refract light and engrave metal. During that era, many believed in the special healing powers of diamonds, contributing to their rapid rise in demand. Interestingly, there are even accounts suggesting that individuals used to ingest diamonds as a remedy for various ailments.

Over the years, the allure of the diamond has never faltered. Whilst ancient civilisations believed that diamonds were tears of the gods or fragments of stars, attributing them with mystical powers, in modern times they are associated with strength, resilience, and unbreakable bonds. They are said to both amplify and reflect the wearer’s emotions and drive away negative energy and bad luck, making them the perfect April birthstone gift.

Why Do People Choose Diamond Engagement Rings?

Although commonly used in April birthstone jewellery, perhaps the diamond’s most famous association is with engagement rings. Diamonds have long been associated with eternal love and commitment, making them the perfect choice for engagement rings. The choice of a diamond engagement ring not only reflects the timeless beauty of the gem but also signifies a commitment that stands the test of time.

Exquisite Diamond Birthstone Jewellery

Whether you or a loved one is celebrating a birthday milestone or you simply want to treat yourself or someone special to a beautiful piece of April birthstone jewellery, let the brilliance of diamonds illuminate and entice…

Dated c1960, this exquisite vintage 18ct gold diamond ring is in pristine condition and would make for the perfect engagement ring
Breathtaking in its brilliance, this stunning 15ct Gold antique diamond set brooch is an outstanding show of Victoria era jewellery making
Simple yet stunning, these delightful Sterling Silver diamond drop earrings would make the perfect gift to celebrate an April birthday
For something a little different, these striking 9ct Yellow Gold Diamond Barrel Earrings make for a sophisticated accompaniment to any outfit