Diamonds for April
Without a doubt, people who celebrate their birthday in April are lucky enough to call one of the most adored gems their stone of the month, and in addition to its impressive and unique brilliance, the diamond is the symbol of valuable qualities. Keep reading to learn and be fascinated by the history and properties of this gem.
The diamond is known for its radiant brilliance, but also for its incredible hardness, so much so that it is present in its very name. The word diamond comes from the Greek "adamas" which means invincible or unbreakable. The love for diamonds can be traced back to the 4th century BC when diamonds were found in the rivers of India, until today, when they are the favorite gem to crown engagement rings.
For centuries, the diamond has represented clarity and strength, but it has also been believed in its healing properties. For centuries, it has been considered an antidote to poison and a gem that attracts longevity, beauty and health to those who wear it.
When purchasing this unique and beautiful gem, it is important to keep in mind the 4Cs, which are universal characteristics for diamond quality. You must then consider color, clarity, cut and carat (carat in English).
For color, consider that the most precious diamonds are those that are colorless, there is an inherent natural coloration in white diamonds, a slight yellow tone. There is a classification from D to Z, in which the completely colorless diamond is classified as D and the one that becomes light yellow as Z.
Clarity refers to the relative absence of internal imperfections or blemishes visible when the gem is viewed under 10x magnification.
When we talk about cutting, we talk about the way in which the faces of the stone interact with light, proportion, symmetry, dimensions and polishing intervene. This directly impacts the brilliance of the diamond.
Last but not least, the carat is what determines the weight of a diamond, not its size. Carat weight alone does not determine the value of a diamond, the above points need to be taken into account. One carat is equivalent to 0.20 gr.
Let yourself be dazzled by the radiant gem of April, and may with it come longevity and beauty.