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Monday, April 01, 2013
April Birthstone - Diamond
April Birthstone - Diamond
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Diamond is the designated birthstone for the month of April.

The name diamond originated from the Greek word for invincible or unbreakable, "adamas." As the hardest mineral known to man, this gem is labeled as the king of gems, topping the Mohs scale rating of mineral hardness having a perfect 10 ranking.

Since the early days, diamonds weren't just popular as adornments but also served as engraving and cutting tools.

Because of its immense durability, diamond is highly desired, especially for one's bridal collection. Even as durable as it is, diamond is sometimes vulnerable to breaking when cut improperly.

The stone features four directions of cleavage and a single sharp blow of any of these directions may lead to splitting. This weakness may be prevented when an expert diamond cutter settle any of these delicate directions away from being hit when set in jewelry.

Diamond possesses many great qualities when it comes to color, clarity, dispersion and refraction. While it's directly associated with the colorless stone, diamond has a broad color range such as red, green, blue, orange, pink, brown, gray, purple and black. Such extensive varieties opened up doors for fancy engagement rings and wedding sets rather than sticking to the traditional colorless bridal jewelry. It is the suggested gem for the 60th wedding anniversary, but is perfect for nearly any occasion.

Highly regarded for its ultimate brilliance, diamond is also characterized for its desirable refraction or the ability to bend light which gives that luster that no other gems can imitate. In the 20th century, gemology experts determine the value of the stone based on the standard 4C's of the diamond; carat, cut, color and clarity. Flawless diamonds are very rare in nature, hence highly priced as jewelry.

Diamond is an exquisite stone that makes a luxurious line of jewelry including rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and pendants that can be found in almost endless number of styles. You can also select from the most popular metal settings such as white, yellow or rose gold, platinum and palladium. A fine diamond jewelry piece captures elegance, beauty and luxury.

Diamonds are first mined in India, but now they are mined in many areas such as South Africa, Australia, Russia, and Brazil.

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