Aprils Birthstone is Diamond
Those born in the month of April are fortunate enough to call this brilliant gem their birthstone, a symbol of clarity and strength. Diamond is so strong , in fact, that its name comes from the Greek word “Adamas, “ which means “invincible” or “unbreakable.” Diamonds are so brilliant they were once thought to be fallen stars, diamonds are considered one of earth’s most beautiful pieces of art. One of the hardest substances on the planet, diamonds from under extremely high temperature and pressure-conditions that are only found 100 miles below the earth's surface. Colorless diamonds have traditionally been the most valued and remain the most popular diamonds today, but fancy - colored diamonds are currently enjoying a surge of popularity. Especially fancy yellow diamonds, these colorful diamonds come in a wide range of hues including blue, green, pink, red, purple, orange, and of course yellow.
Vanna K Marquise and Round Shape Diamond Engagement Ring
The love for diamonds was first started and discovered in India from the country’s rivers and streams. Traded in the fourth century , diamonds have been in adorned by royalty and the wealthy. Soon after caravans brought and traded Indian origin diamonds along with exotic treasures to medieval European markets specifically in Venice. History states that in the late years of 1400s the first diamond engagement ring of record was gifted by the Archduke Maximillian to his betrothed Mary of Burgundy. In the early 1700s, Brazil emerged as a major trader and source for diamonds found in the banks of the Jequitinhonha River in Minas Gerais. The 1800s marked the beginning of the modern diamond market with the discovery of diamonds near Kimberley, South Africa. Entrepreneur Cecil Rhodes established De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited in 1888 and soon there after De Beers was in control of an estimated 90 percent of the world’s production of rough diamonds.Today Diamonds are the gift of choice for wedding anniversaries and of course the diamond engagement ring has become a worldwide symbol of love and marriage.
Vanna K Oval Diamond Engagement Ring
Where is Diamond Found?
The birthstone for April is now found and mined around the world. By the early 2000s Africa became a major producer of rough diamonds. Russia is also a top producer of diamonds, soon thereafter the production expanded over to Australia and now several deposit mines are found through Northern Canada.
Diamond Birthstone Cleaning
Diamond is measured as a 10 on the Mohs hardness scale, durable enough for a jewelers ultrasonic care. However, if your diamond has been treated or has many inclusions its best to clean with warm water and mild soap using a lint free cloth. You should also have your diamond jewelry periodically cleaned and its setting examined, Kitsinian Jewelers conveniently offers this service. Embarking on a diamond shopping journey? Look no further and have a professional from Kitsinian Jewelers explain the 4Cs of diamond quality and help you find the perfect jewelry gift of Aprils birthstone diamond.
Arch Kitsinian, Trading Diamond Bourse, Ramat Gan, Israel
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