April’s birthstone, the Diamond

april-gemstone-diamondThe Diamond is the birthstone of April and the anniversary the traditional symbol of love, and the ancients believed they were hardened dew drops, splinters from the stars or crystallized lightning. Today, the gem-grade diamonds are used to make fine jewellery and engagement rings. Varoujan Jewellers in Sydney Westfield specialise in all diamond jewellery, from a simple diamond solitaire pendant to diamond studs, diamond tennis bracelets, diamond engagement and wedding rings. The diamond is also the anniversary gemstone for the 10th and 60th years of marriage.

Since diamonds are composed of a single element, they are the purest of all gemstones. Diamonds were discovered in India in 500 B.C., and the name “diamond” comes from the Greek word “Adamas” which means unconquerable – suggesting the eternity of love.

A diamond is the hardest substance known to humankind, and is made of a crystallized carbon that has unique powers of light reflection.

Formed deep in the earth’s mantle, they were brought closer to the Earth’s surface through volcanic activity. They range from colorless to yellow, brown, grey, orange, green, blue, black, purple, pink and in rare instances, red.

Some interesting facts about diamonds:

The word carat comes from the Carob Mediterranean tree whose seed was used for centuries as the standard of weighing precious stones.

Only one polished diamond out of a thousand weighs more than one carat.

1 carat = .2 grams or .007 ounces.

The top three diamonds mines in the world are: Botswana (24 million carats), Russia (17.8 million carats) and Canada (10.9 million carats)

The largest rough diamond, discovered in 1905, is the Cullinan diamond, weighing in at 3,106 carats.

Diamonds are cut in so many shapes and sizes, round brilliant cuts are the most popular due to their scintillation. Cushion cuts, radiant, princess, oval, pear, emerald, asscher, heart, triliant and marquise are the most popular cuts after the round brilliant cut for diamond engagement rings. Whether you are considering a diamond solitaire engagement ring, a “halo” style, or a trilogy style engagement ring, at Varoujan Jewellers we will make your special romantic experience with us memo(2.8 pounds).rable and one that you will love to share with all your family and friends.

As the saying goes, diamonds really do last forever, and they are a girl’s best friend. They’ve been around for billions of years for a reason. Unless you chip or crack your diamond it will last you your whole lifetime. It won’t tarnish or change colour. It will always remain beautiful don’t forget to clean your diamonds. Every once in a while, pop into our friendly showroom in Westfield Sydney for a complimentary clean and check of all your diamond jewellery.