What is the April birthstone?
The April birthstone is the diamond.
It is believed that the origination of assigning a birthstone for each month dates back to a breastplate that Aaron, the older brother of Moses, wore, which represented the Twelve Tribes of Israel. In biblical times, people wore the gemstone assigned to month that the stone represented as a talisman.
In 1912, the American National Association of Jewelers created an official list of gemstones that represented each month with the birthstone for March being aquamarine.
What is the history of the diamond?
The documentation of the use of the diamond dates back to 400B.C. There is documentation of diamond cutting that dates back to Venice in the 1300’s. During the 15th century, the Eastern trade routes were open and the sale of diamonds flourished exponentially.
What is a diamond’s color?
The color of the most popular diamonds have a transparent, silvery color. Diamonds also come in a wide variety of colors such as pink, red, blue, brown, black, and yellow diamonds. The colored diamonds are considered to be the rarest and most expensive types of diamonds.
Where are diamonds found?
Only four continents have known diamond deposits and there are a limited number of mines in operation today. On the continent of Africa, diamond mines are located in Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Lesotho. Asian mines operate in Russia and India. Both Canada and the U.S. operate mines in North America, and Australia mines diamonds at three separate locations. Crater of Diamonds State Park, located in the state of Arkansas, is a rare example of a non-commercial diamond mine.
What is the largest diamond found?
The largest diamond stone ever found was from Africa. It was 3106.75 carats ( 1.37 lbs or 621.35 g) and is called the Cullinan diamond.
What are the properties of a diamond?
A diamond stone is the allotrope of carbon in which the carbon atoms are placed in the precise type of cubic lattice also referred to as diamond cubic. The diamond is opaque and transparent and it is considered to be optically isotropic. A diamond is also considered to be one of the hardest stones found
What are the healing powers of diamond gemstones?
Healing powers of a diamond go all the way back to the Middle Ages. The diamond was thought to have powers to cure any issues with the brain and the pituitary glands. It is also believed that the diamond can also effect on one’s clarity and individual balance. It is also thought that the healing power of a diamond can also boost energy when it was shared with other crystals.
Over the years, diamonds have been thought to be the, “King of all birthstones,” This is a great way to celebrate a birthday in the month of April. There is an old folklore that the God of Mines had all of his courtiers to bring together the most elite gems. The diamond is also thought to be the “King,” of all birthstones. They make an incredible gift for the receiver! Make sure that you find a reputable jeweler as well.
How do you care for diamond jewelry?
You should avoid touching the diamond because the natural oils on your skin will dullen the shine of the diamond. A diamond can get scratched, but it can easily be polished at a jeweler.
When storing your diamond, keep it away from other jewelry because diamonds are very hard and can scratch your other jewelry.
You should avoid wearing your diamond jewelry when working with household chemicals. Although a diamond is hard, it can chip so it is best not to wear it if it may come in contact with other objects.
How do you determine the value of a diamond?
A diamond’s value is usually broken down to the 4 C’s – cut, clarity, color, and carat, which a jeweler or appraiser can assess. There are many different scales for the 4 C’s, but only a trained jeweler can give you the value of your diamond. Learn more about the 4 C’s, diamond shapes, colors, quality, and grading.
Pictures of diamond jewelry
Pictures of Diamond Jewelry and Natural Diamond Stones. See our entire beautiful photo gallery of the April Birthstone on Pinterest.