The Earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old and the oldest diamonds (April Birthstone) are believed to have been crystallized around 3.3 Billion years ago, most diamonds found in nature are 1 to 3 billion years old.
The word “Diamond” comes from the Greek word “Adamas” which means “unconquerable and indestructible”.
April birthstone legend says that Chronos had changed a young man that possessed unbelievable strength and fortune called Adamas into a precious stone. Greeks also believed that diamonds were splinters of stars fallen on the earth considered a magical intermediary between man and the unseen forces of nature that governed his fate, and as seen as an antidote for poisons and reinforce the love between couples.
“Jewelry needs to fulfill the function for which it came into being. The only way that a Jewelry Designer will see its art in LIFE is with the eyes, the mind, and the heart of the Spectator.
The viewer in the last stroke in any jewelry piece”. – Ines Arenas Jewelry Gallery
Thanks to their brilliance, purity, and refractive qualities, April birthstone “Diamonds” were perceived as a symbol of clarity and invincibility. “He who wears a diamond will see danger turn away,” says an ancient Indian proverb; and “Who carries a diamond had a heart of fire”. All this is believed about this gem (Aries Birthstone
) that still is “So Dear To Us”, why?, even when has strong competition (I think), ex: with a beautiful watermelon tourmaline or the infinities patterns of a Jasper.
Because April birthstone is the gem we see the soft light from a warm flame (fire), the light that is pursued in the horizon line (pleochroism), the edge of a day and the start of a night (dispersion), the cherished memento of perfect days (brilliance), the forever “Always”, a so pure object that can represent a love that held. LOVE, the human nature chasing perfection, the Utopia, taking the pressure of a self-fulfilling prophecy, failing again and again and still always trying because we know that is “better a diamond with a flaw than a perfect pebble”. The brilliance, the light, the fire, the facets are diamonds qualities, are woman qualities.
Are the qualities that belong to the one born in April!
Best Option For April Birthstone
Diamond scores #10 on the Mohs scale, and good is too excellent in toughness. Sources are South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Botswana, China, Canada, Ghana, Guyana, Indonesia, India, Namibia, Sierra Leon, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United States, Venezuela. India was the world’s only major source until the 18th century.
The typical color of April Birthstone is yellow, brown, and gray to colorless (D, E, F). Other colors, blue, green, black, translucent, pink, violet, purple, red are considered fancy colored diamonds. These colored diamonds are extremely rare, making them priceless. Just to give you an idea, a 35.56 cts blue, fancy colored diamond, once belonging to the King of Spain, was sold at Christie’s Auctions for 24 million dollars.
How To Choose the Best April Birthstone?
There are now in the Diamond Market, Lab Grown Diamonds and Natural Diamonds. And we are going to start with Lab Grown diamonds. Because we are aware that exists a lot of information about Natural Diamonds but with Lab-Grown Diamonds, there is a little resistance about them even though Lab-Grown Diamonds are good diamonds.
Lab-Grown diamonds come in the same sizes, shapes, cuts, and colors as Natural Diamonds. They also possess the same brilliance, sparkle, and clarity. The only difference between Lab-Grown and Natural Diamonds is the unique fluorescence of the Lab-Grown Stone, meaning Lab-Grown Stones there an absence of nitrogen. It depends on your taste and preferences (the client) if this characteristic is important or not for you.
Then Lab-Grown Diamonds has an internal laser inscription in the griddle of the stone, with a “naked eye” it’s impossible to see, what makes this character pretty much irrelevant to the outside appearance; which means that if you don’t tell someone that your diamond is lab-grown they won’t be able to tell without the use of special magnification glass.
Lab-Grown Diamonds are significantly cheaper than natural diamonds (around 30% to 50%) less of a Natural Diamond to be exact, but sometimes even more than 50%.
But now that we know a little about how Lab-Grown Diamonds can compete with Natural Diamonds, and at the time that you buy any Diamond Jewelry Piece don’t forget to ask a FULL DISCLOSURE of the beautiful piece that you are going to acquire for your effortless or connoisseurs inventory.
However, if you want to prioritize the famous 4 Cs for Aries Birthstone, is up to you and if you want to make certain that you are getting the best Diamond for your buck, our advice is to pay special attention to “The Cut”.
A Good Cut diamond is very important. Cut refers to the proportions of the stone graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
A well-cut diamond will enhance the brilliance (white light), fire (rainbow color light), and scintillation (sparkle ‘flashes’) of the stone. If you’re going for a brilliant-cut diamond such as a round brilliant, a princess cut, or a marquise cut, you’d expect it to be, well, brilliant. Even if you are going for a step-cut like with an emerald-cut or Asscher cut stone, a well-cut stone can still help diminish the impact of inclusions and even make a yellowish stone appear whiter.
On the other hand, a poorly cut diamond can make it seem dull and lifeless
You must know that not all ‘excellent’ cuts are created equal. Two diamonds with a GIA triple excellent cut grade may perform in very different ways.
The subtle differences in the proportions of each stone will completely change its interaction with the light and within consequence with the price.
If you look for a stone graded with a triple excellent grade from GIA, your doubts and headaches will go away because you can be pretty sure that the diamond is going to be beautiful.
But to truly understand the subtleties of diamond performance, you need to look beyond the GIA grading report. The best way is to know Ideal Diamond Proportions for the most common cut that is Round Brilliant Cut ( with an aim for “Excellent” Cut rather than a Very Good or Good cut)
• Table width percentage between 54%-60%.
• Depth percentage between 59%-63%.
• The crown angle is between 33%-35%.
• Star length of 50%.
• Girdle of 2.5%-4%.
• Girdle thickness of thin – too thick.
And knowing this tip you might be able to do a good investment in that future Diamond Jewelry that you want to acquire for your inventory.
Regarding Diamond let us tells you that the color of the diamonds is graded with the diamonds face down, because allows the grader to accurately assess the color without the distraction of the sparkle and brilliance the stone exhibits from the tabletop because a diamond’s color looks very different from table-top and face-down or side perspectives.
So, which color is the best value for money? This is completely up to you because is based on what you like or not in your diamond (Aries Birthstone). But we do have a few tips of information that will hopefully help you make a decision that is right for your Aries Birthstone.
Part of diamond valuation is determined by the absence of color. A colorless diamond-like piece of ice will be more expensive than a brown diamond. But be aware that the tone of the setting can affect the appearance of diamond color.
“Only certified grading professionals should determine a diamond’s color grade”.
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) color scale is the industry standard for diamond grading. The GIA diamond color grades range from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow or brown).
Let’s begin with those top-o-the-range colorless diamonds, the best diamonds. For this range, we want to give you the following advice: unless there is a specific reason why you want a colorless stone (the most expensive one), it doesn’t make a huge amount of financial sense to impose yourself to buy the highest color grade.
Why? Because the visual difference between a “D” diamond and a “G” diamond will only be obvious when are placed directly next to each other, but the price differential will be substantial. Once mounted in a ring setting, those near colorless stones G-J will perform just as well (if not better, depending on the cut) as their colorless diamonds.
Moving on down the scale, you will find the K-M colors. These diamonds will have a faint color to them, and if you want the most absence of color in your Diamond, we suggest staying away from these letters. But if the fact that your diamond is exhibiting a small hint of warmth does not bother you, this might be the color range for you between K-M colors.
As you might know, Carat refers to a diamond weight and not to diamond size.
“Buying an Unpretentious Round Diamond” of a carat weight number can save you money on a stone with a negligible visual size difference. Two diamonds of equal carat weight can appear in different sizes due to cut grade. So regarding Carats in a Diamond, believe us when we tell you this “C” it’s really about taste and style. It’s totally up to YOU.
How To Take Care of Your April Birthstone Jewelry?
Keeping your Diamond Jewelry clean and cared for will ensure that it sparkles beautifully and that its life is prolonged and be able to pass on for generations.
Just minimize the gemstone’s exposure to wear and tear and clean the gemstone periodically. Don’t wear your Diamond Jewelry in vigorous physical activities like gardening or playing sport
and avoid submerging your Diamond Jewelry in salty or chlorinated water like swimming pools or the sea.
Take your beautiful Diamond Ring off when cleaning or doing the dishes, situations in which the gemstone would be subject to harsh chemicals.
When cleaning the gemstone, use a mild liquid soap, warm water, and a soft toothbrush or cloth clean. Avoid harsh detergents and vigorous rubbing, such as an ultrasonic cleaner as this can cause damage to them.