Dazzling Diamonds, Aprils Birthstone
"She who from April dates her years,
Diamonds shall wear,
lest bitter tears For vain repentance flow."
If you were born in April then you may be lucky enough to receive a large amount of diamond jewelry in your lifetime, as this is your birthstone. Diamonds are formed when carbon deep in the earth is compressed under massive pressure to form a clear stone, this diamond ore is brought closer to the surface by volcanic activity. Diamond's are the hardest natural mineral in the world, and this, along with their ability to reflect light makes them highly desirable in jewelry.
Roughly 130 million carats of diamonds are mined each year, and almost 50% of these come from Africa. Diamonds are also found in Australia, Russia, and even the US. Diamonds have always been considered attractive and valuable gemstones, and have been associated with engagement rings and weddings. Although many men struggle to find just the right engagement ring, with the huge selection of designer diamond rings available at reputable locations, there are hundreds of beautiful rings available to suit any budget or style.
Diamonds are believed to pass their clarity and longevity to the wearer and their relationships, helping them to find balance, strength, and courage. The stone is associated with the crown chakra, meaning that when worn it is thought to be able to encourage clearer thinking and focus.
Diamond jewelry is a gift to be treasured forever, and diamonds have been included in the designs of rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and brooches from as early as the 8th century BC when they were only found in India. Traditionally, alongside diamond engagement rings, diamond tennis bracelets are one of the most popular jewelry designs to use the stone, and these are often given as a special gift to express love. Sapphire is sometimes considered an alternative birthstone for April, and with the popularity of colorful gemstone rings, why not treat your loved one to a beautiful diamond and sapphire ring with a dazzling pink, blue or yellow sapphire.
A Tanzanite and diamond ring is another beautiful combination, as the vibrant purple Tanzanite is highlighted by the clear, white sparkle of diamonds. The traditional birth flower associated with April is the daisy, so what better gift than a piece of jewelry which incorporates both diamonds and daisies? Flower designs in jewelry have been particularly popular over the recent months, and the trend looks set to continue. Diamond and daisy jewelry is a wonderful birthday gift for milestone ages such as 18, 21, 30 and 40, as the diamonds add class and significance while the daisy shape creates a feeling of fun and youth. These diamond daisy earrings are cute and fashionable.
Of course, if you like things simpler, what woman wouldn't be overjoyed to receive a classic pair of diamond stud earrings for her birthday? And if she was born in April, your gift will hold even more meaning.