April showers sparkle with this month’s birthstone
People born in April may claim the stone for themselves, but just about everyone wants this kind of sparkle in their lives!
- What makes a diamond so special well the fact that they are the hardest natural substance on earth, formed deep beneath the earths crust billions of years ago and they are brought to the surface by volcanoes.
- Diamonds are made of pure carbon with just a few impurities which give some diamonds their colour.
- The main source of diamonds has changed over the years. Prior to the 18th century, most diamonds were found in India. Then in 1725 diamonds were discovered in South America. The discovery occurred in Minas Gerais, Brazil, just as the production in India was dwindling.
- Diamonds were found in North America in the 1840s, although this was soon eclipsed by the discovery of diamonds in Africa in the late 1860s and early 1870s and the ensuing Great Diamond Rush and In 2014, Russia produced the most diamonds by volume and value.
SHOP NOW FOR SOME DIAMOND GIFT IDEAS:
A pair of diamond drop earrings, openwork floral motif set with round brilliant-cut and rose-cut diamonds, each suspending seven briolette-cut diamonds mounted in 18ct white gold, estimated total diamond weight 6.00ct
A pair of Edwardian style diamond drop earrings in gold with silver settings, set with old-cut and rose-cut diamonds, weighing an estimated 2.40ct, with rub over and grain settings and millegrain edge
A Victorian diamond star brooch, with a six-ray star, with single diamonds between the rays, set with old-cut diamonds, with an approximate total diamond weight of 4.60ct, mounted in silver-upon-gold. Circa 1880
A French, antique, diamond crescent brooch, set with one to four rows of old-cut diamonds, with an approximate diamond weight of 12.50ct, mounted in silver-upon-gold.
Solitaire diamond pendant, round brilliant-cut diamond weighing 0.72cts of F colour and VS2 clarity within a rub-over setting mounted in platinum, on a fine trace chain. Accompanied by a GIA certificate
A stylised diamond cross pendant, of open work design set with round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing an estimated 0.45ct, mounted in 18ct white gold, with a rose gold centre, measures approximately 33mm x 19mm
Diamond full eternity ring set with emerald-cut diamonds, with a total weight of 5.41ct, mounted in platinum.
A single stone diamond ring, set with a 3.03ct, E colour, VS2 clarity, cushion shaped brilliant-cut diamond, with 0.31ct of diamonds set in the shoulders, mounted in platinum, accompanied by a GIA certificate.