April Birthstone: Diamond

April 02, 2015

What do you think of when you hear "Diamonds"? Valuable, love, marriage, commitment, sparkly, etc.? The name itself speaks to it's strength, symbolism and everlasting nature. The Greek word for Diamond, "adamas," means "invincible", aptly named since Diamond is still believed today to be one of the strongest substances on earth.

It is because of their unmatched strength and famous beauty that Diamonds signify steadfast and everlasting love.  It’s no wonder that diamond are the most popular choice for engagement rings.  It also helps that diamonds are versatile and match any outfit and mood from that little black cocktail dress to your jeans and T Shirt!

Although the tradition of giving a ring to the woman who has promised to become your bride goes back centuries, diamond engagement rings are a relatively recent innovation. Diamond engagement rings first became popular in the 1930s. By 1965, 80 percent of all new brides in the United States sported one. (American Gem Society)

Diamond is the April Birthstone and holds significant meaning for those born in that month. The wearer is believed to increase in inner strength and to experience better relationships. Other wearer is believed to experience other benefits as well; balance, clarity and abundance are a few.  It is easy to see why Diamond is named the "King of all birthstones".

Historically, ancient theories touting the magical powers of diamonds were prevalent.  Some held the belief that lightning bolts formed diamonds, while other theories asserted that diamonds were the tears of god. (American Gem Society)

With the rising popularity of fancy colored diamonds, April babies have a rainbow of options when choosing diamond jewelry.  Fancy colored diamonds are rare, some even more valuable that their (nearly) colorless cousins.  Natural, fancy colored diamonds are truly exotic and generally the more saturated the natural color the more valuable. 

Spectrum has a gorgeous variety of Diamond jewelry and loose diamonds to choose from.  We also have an Estate Sale coming up on April 23rd that will also feature gorgeous diamond jewelry!

Spectrum can also clean, repair, replace and restyle your diamond jewelry.

 

 




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in News

Bold and Abstract - The Beauty of The Margoni Collection by Symmetry
Bold and Abstract - The Beauty of The Margoni Collection by Symmetry

May 15, 2017

Drawing inspiration from the rough crystal, Mary Margoni and Yannis Mandilakis have created a bold, abstract collection of vibrant gemstone jewelry. Each piece of jewelry is completely hand fabricated and many gemstones are cut in their Greece studio. During the cutting process, a great effort is taken to preserve the natural shape of the gemstone before considering a design. 

Continue Reading

Ring My Bell. The Bell Jewelry Collection Perfect for Mom
Ring My Bell. The Bell Jewelry Collection Perfect for Mom

April 29, 2017

They summon us to eat, work, wake, pray and even gather; bells provide the music to the soundtrack known as life.

Back in February, when we went to Tucson, we discovered The Bell Collection. We were enamored by the display of dainty bells hanging from above, calling us to take a closer look at each one.

Continue Reading

An Insider Look at the Perfect Mothers Day Gift
An Insider Look at the Perfect Mothers Day Gift

April 17, 2017

Continue Reading