Giving a loved one a present that is based on their birthstone is a fun idea. It allows you to give a gift that is beautiful and personal. Here is your quick guide to diamonds, which aren’t just a girl’s best friend the the April birthstone, both traditional and modern.

History of the Diamond

The word diamond comes from the Greek word for invincible, adamas. The stones have been significant in different cultures since at least 400 BC. By the 1400s, the diamond trade was very robust. Before people understood the way that diamonds were formed, they thought they originated from lightning bolts. 

Throughout history, people thought that diamonds could ward off the evil eye, cure issues with the brain and pituitary gland, and neutralize poison.

Besides being the April traditional and modern birthstone, diamonds are also associated with the 60th and 75th wedding anniversaries. Diamonds are also a popular choice for engagement rings. The first diamond engagement ring can be traced back to 1477 when Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave one to his fiance. 

Diamond Structure

While the lightning bolt theory is fun, diamonds actually appear as a result of intense pressure and extreme temperatures. They are made almost entirely of carbon. Some trace elements and impurities can lead to other colors. Diamonds can be in several colors, including red, yellow, green, blue, and brown. 

Diamonds can be found in glacial tills, rock, alluvial deposits, and kimberlite pipes. This stone is a 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness, which means that it is extremely hard. The only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond. 

Diamond Symbolism

Diamonds hold a lot of traditional meaning. They are supposed to give those who wear them inner strength and good luck in relationships. They also provide clarity and balance. 

Shop for Beautiful Modern and Traditional April Birthstone Diamond Jewelry in Plantation Here at Matthew’s!

If you need to a special treasure for your loved one’s April birthday such as diamond earrings or necklace, pay a visit to Matthew’s Jewelers for  April birthstone jewelry. Our experts are excited to work with you, so that you can find the perfect piece!