For those of you fortunate enough to be born in April, the most prized gemstone of them all the diamond is your birthstone; the diamond indeed is a girl’s (or a boy’s) best friend.
You probably have already heard about diamond’s toughness. Made from just one element: carbon and is, in fact, the hardest gemstone of them all.
It is 58 times harder than anything else in nature, and you can only cut a diamond with another diamond. Although the diamond is synonymous with diamond engagement rings it is also the perfect stone for individuals who want to make a unique piece of jewellery to celebrate a birthday or anniversary.
The most common colour for the diamond is, of course, white however it is also available in yellow, red, pink, blue and green with a colour range in intensity from faint to vivid. With the more saturation in colour being the most expensive.
An intense coloured diamond that sparkles is very rare to find and most certainly will be priced higher than a colourless diamond (white) of equal size.
Choosing a diamond
When choosing a coloured diamond, you have to be careful that the diamond you are buying is natural and not a coloured treated diamond introduced in a laboratory. The tell tells sign for this will inevitably be the price.
If you are looking for a gemstone that sparkles the most the diamond is the right stone for you. When cut and polished well the diamond has the best possible lustre of any other gem.
The diamond has been admired for centuries with historian estimating that tit was first tradeds as early as 4 BC.
One possible reason besides its sparkle that a diamond is admired and valued is the process by which it is formed well below the earth’s crust, then forced upward until it is uncovered.
the diamond has healing powers
The diamond has often been associated with significant healing powers with some believing it could cure brain disease, alleviate pituitary gland disorders and draw toxins from the blood.
India is the first country where the diamond became popular with the Moghuls and Imperial Colony mining diamonds along three major rivers.
Throughout history, diamonds have always symbolised eternal and lasting love, and perhaps it is, for this reason, it is the most popular and recognised stone to be presented in an engagement ring or a significant gift as the diamond has both beauty and enduring symbolism.
a diamond – a gift to show true love
Whether you have a landmark birthday or anniversary in April or want to tell someone special that you love them giving a diamond means giving a perfectly beautiful gift that will honestly stand the test of time.
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