While all the birthstones are beloved and special, the tried and true gemstone for every piece of jewelry and occasion are diamonds. There is a reason the trope “diamonds are a girl's best friend” exists. Diamonds are the hardest known natural mineral and rate a 10.0 out of 10.0 on the Moh’s Scale of Mineral Hardness. They are incredibly durable and when cut into gemstone shapes, have a beautiful light reflection that is unparalleled. There is a reason diamonds are so prominent in the jewelry industry.
Diamonds are the birthstone of April and there are endless options for how to accessorize with diamonds. But if you are looking for a truly unique and special piece of diamond jewelry, don’t be afraid to branch out into the colored diamonds.
While significantly rarer, there are diamonds that are naturally colored. These color variations include: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, and Yellow. Natural colored diamonds sell at a very high price point due to their rarity in nature. There are lab-created colored diamonds available that deliver the same level of brilliance and color. These lab-created diamonds are still expensive, but they are more affordable than their natural counterparts.
Another option that is less expensive than choosing naturally formed or lab-created colored diamonds, are treated colored diamonds. These are natural diamonds that are exposed to heat, radiation, or high heat and high pressure. The diamond's exposure to these treatments alters the diamond color.
Whether you opt for classic white diamond jewelry or one of the colored varieties and styles, you can’t go wrong with this beautiful April gemstone.
If you would like more information on how to care for your April birthstone jewelry at home, check out our blog post Diamond Care and Repair or our Instagram page @jayfjeweler where you can find Story Highlights of all the precious gemstones.
Another great resource to use is the Gemological Institute of America’s website and their gemstone encyclopedia.