Birthstones are fun, colorful, and special ways to make people of each birth month feel loved. While each birthstone is precious, those born in April might be the luckiest of all as their birthstone is the gorgeous, sparkling diamond.
Maybe April is associated with diamonds because they represent the bright April sunshine, or perhaps it’s because they are reminiscent of a fresh spring start. No matter what the reason, if you or someone you love was born in April, now is a great time to treat them to a stunning diamond.
A Brief History of Diamonds
Diamonds are famous for being the hardest gemstone around. In fact, diamonds are 58 times harder than anything else found in nature. These precious stones get their toughness from their 100% carbon structure – which is also where they get their stunning, eye-catching sparkle.
Though white diamonds are the most well-known, they also come in other colors, from yellow and pink to red, blue, green, and even brown. Generally, the more saturated the color, the higher the value and more coveted the diamond.
Which is nothing new. Some experts believe that diamonds were traded as early as 4 BC when ancient people believed that the stones were lightning that had been trapped on Earth. Diamonds were also valuable in ancient times because they were believed to have healing powers and were used to treat a range of diseases and ailments.
Today, the diamond is most famous for being the preferred gemstone in engagement rings and other meaningful jewelry.
How to Buy Diamonds
First-time buyers might feel overwhelmed by the seemingly complex world of diamonds. However, buying a diamond can be broken down in four simple categories known as the 4Cs: cut, color, clarity, and carat:
- Cut – Some believe that a diamond’s cut is the most important aspect, as it has the greatest impact on a stone’s sparkle and light refraction. The cut scale goes from 10 to 0, with 10 being “poor” and 0 being “ideal.”
- Color – The diamond color scale has 23 notes, starting with D for true colorless and going to Z with tinges of gray, yellow, or brown.
- Clarity – Almost every single diamond has small flaws, called inclusions. However, most of them aren’t visible to the casual observer. Clarity is rated from F for flawless down to I1-I3 for included.
- Carat – Diamonds are measured in carat weight instead of size. The higher the carat, the more valuable the stone.
Diamonds at F. Silverman Jewelers
F. Silverman Jewelers in Bergen County is known for offering gorgeous, GIA-certified diamonds in laudable cut, color, clarity, and carat. We strive to select only the best for our customers at every price point. Stop by our showroom in Woodcliff Lake, NJ to discover a stunning selection of diamond necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings featuring diamonds in cuts from cushions to rounds and colors from white to blue.
Whether you’re shopping for a loved one with an April birthday or are treating yourself to an April birthday present, contact F. Silverman Jewelers for help selecting the perfect diamond jewelry gift.