April Birthstone - Diamond – Michael Anthony Jewelers

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April Birthstone - Diamond

Diamond, the hardest stone on earth, draws its name from the Greek word adamas, meaning ‘invincible’. Diamond is quintessentially the most sought and cherished gemstone since times immemorial. But it is traditionally the birthstone of those born in April. The first diamond ring ever given was by Archduke Maximillian of Austria to his betrothed, Mary of Burgundy, in 1477. Today, a diamond engagement ring is globally the ultimate expression of everlasting love and commitment to your beloved.  

The scintillating diamond stone lavishes the wearer with good fortune, clarity, and brilliance in all aspects of life. Much coveted amongst the elite, and the rest of us alike, they say there is a diamond to ensnare every heart. Timelessly elegant, a diamond jewelry piece makes the most befitting gift choice for the April born and celebrating the iconic 60th and 75th wedding anniversaries. Those born in November should swell with pride to call the much-adored diamond their birthstone, eternalized as the symbol of luxury and strength. As opposed to popular belief, diamonds are not necessarily always colorless. They may appear in hues of yellow, brown, red, pink, orange, blue, or green, from faint to intense; the more saturated the hue, the more valuable the stone. Diamond today is mined worldwide, with Brazil, South Africa, Russia, Canada, and Australia being the major contributors. The largest diamond in the world till date, the Cullinan Diamond, was mined from the Premier mines in South Africa in 1905.