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April Birthstone: The Diamond

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. Peter Marshall

Is there any stone more captivating than the diamond? This stone encompasses the highest wonders of creation: beauty, strength, resilience, purity, and a whole lot of sparkle. Read on to learn more about April’s marvelous birthstone.

A Symbol Of Innocence…Though diamonds are revered among minerals for their superior strength and durability, they also are associated with innocence. The diamond’s super-hard structure makes it virtually incorruptible. Its dual strength and purity make it the perfect adornment for the woman of faith.

More Than Wedding Jewelry…In the United States, the diamond is typically associated with the engagement ring. It symbolizes the commitment of matrimony. But the diamond is also a key player in the most stunning jewelry in the world. It’s unique structure paired with skilled cutting techniques allow it to refract light in a way that is truly mesmerizing. The April girl is lucky to have the diamond as her signature gem!

Religious Significance. The use of diamonds in jewelry and engagement rings is relatively recent compared to its use in religious rituals and customs.  In India, diamonds have been regarded as religious icons for over 3,000 years. In the Bible the diamond represented one of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, and according to the book of Exodus, was used to adorn the garments of the priests serving in the temple. In the book of Jeremiah the diamond was used as a tool and as an instrument of judgment: “The sin of Judah is written down with an iron stylus; With a diamond point it is engraved upon the tablet of their heart And on the horns of their altars…”

The World of Colored Diamonds. And remember, not all diamonds are white! While diamond hues are often paler than a colored gemstone, their rarity gives them a sought-after status among jewelry buyers. At Apples of Gold we are proud to offer both blue diamond rings and black diamond rings of the highest quality. These pieces are perfect for the woman who loves the quality of a diamond as well as the unique appeal and boldness of a colored gemstone.

Delightful Diamonds For An April Birthday…

Diamond Cross Pendant, 14K White Gold. This unique cross pendant with its gentle, rounded shape is made of 14K white gold. Both attractive and affordable, the pendant makes not only a perfect birthday gift, but also a precious commemoration of a baptism, confirmation, or graduation. The center diamond adds sparkle, shine, and a note of femininity.

1.00 Carat Princess Cut Diamond Stud Earrings in 14K White Gold. Luxurious and dazzling, the princess cut diamond earrings give center stage to two ½ carat diamonds. These diamonds have a G-H color grading and SI1-SI2 clarity. Shown here in white gold, the earrings are fully customizable—choose your perfect size and metal (14K yellow gold, 18K gold, or platinum).

0.62 Carat Blue and White Diamond Flower Ring. Ideal for a woman of any age, the Blue and White Diamond Flower Ring is both elegant and whimsical. Set in 10K white gold, the ring holds twenty-six white diamonds that encircle the finger and outline the four blue diamond petals of the center flower.

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