When thinking of simple, elegant jewellery, many thoughts turn to diamonds. Diamonds can be very small and delicate or sizable beauties. After all, ‘diamonds are a girl’s (or boy’s) best friend’ and are also the stone of April. Here are a few of our favourite diamond pieces, currently on offer.
Canadian Ice Diamond Solitaire Ring, £475.00 and Cartier Diamond LOVE Pendant Necklace, £2,000.00
The history of birthstones date back to 1912 with only one addition, demonstrating the long-holding prominence of the myths associated with them. The legends associated with each birthstone relate to healing powers and therapeutic influences. These legends highlight that wearing a gemstone during its assigned month heightens its healing power. And April is no different.
Diamonds are the hardest gemstone, made of only one element: carbon. It is synonymous with wedding engagements, however, it can be utilised for everyday jewellery and other special occasions. It’s unique cut and finish, puts it high in the market for sparkle. Diamonds come in different colours, with colourless diamonds being the cleanest and with the most sparkle, they are the most preferable. However, strongly tinted diamonds can be even rarer and desirable. These are not the same as colour-treated diamonds which are artificially transformed in laboratories.
Vera Wang Diamond Engagement Ring, £1,500.00; Piaget Diamond Heart Ring, £800.00 and Art Deco Diamond Ring, £1,175.00
As mentioned, diamonds are typically associated with wedding engagements, which stems from the long-history of men and women being adorned with this ultimate gift and symbol of eternal love.
Diamonds are associated with love, bonding, relationships, commitment and loyalty. It is believed to bestow balance, clarity and abundance on the wearer, as well as bringing wealth, health and happiness to the home. The stone is said to represent faith, loyalty, honesty, purity, love and innocence, enlisting it as a perfect gift for whoever you share a relationship with.
Luke Stockley Diamond Heart Pendant, £675.00 and Carolina Bucci Diamond Moon Ring £875.00
The name ‘Diamond’ is derived from the Ancient Greek word ‘adamas’ which has numerous connections with: proper, unbreakable, unalterable, invincible or untamed. These reflect the relentless strength and quality of the diamond. It was first mined in India over three thousand years ago, where they remain highly praised and revered.
Moving forth to the mystical and astrological properties of the diamond, which believes that diamonds are not for everyone. These superstitious beliefs adhere that the diamond can bring you either good luck or invite the wrath of the gods, this is dependent on your zodiac sign. Watch out if you’re an Aries, Pisces or Ccorpio as according to astrology it may bring disharmony to your life, but you’re in luck if you’re a virgo or libra. Others, be careful for when and what conditions you wear diamonds. There are many superstitious and astrological beliefs associated with this precious stone, which may be unrealistic but to us, the diamond can be enjoyed by everyone.
Ruby and Diamond Cluster Ring, £265.00; Theo Fennell Mabe Pearl and Diamond Earrings, £1,950.00 and Chopard Happy Spirit Square Diamond Pendant Necklace, £1,775.00
Whatever your beliefs, whatever your birthstone. We feel it is a wide-shared belief that diamonds are for everyone. If you are looking for a special gift for yourself or someone special this month, look no further than the trusty and eternal diamond. To shop our collection, including the pieces presented throughout, follow the link here.