As far as birthstones go, April is one of our very favorite months. Why? Because those of you who are lucky enough to be born in the month of April have the diamond as your birthstone.
“Life tried to crush her, but only succeeded in making a diamond.” – John Mark Green
For a stone that has deep rooted traditions in being the symbol of eternal love, it is also a stone that many writers use to inspire courage, toughness, and resiliency. Most natural diamonds are formed at high pressure and high temperatures at depths nearly 100 miles below ground. Over time, they become the stunning, sparkling diamonds that we see around the world today. The process takes over one billion years to complete!
“A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure.” – Henry Kissinger
The final product is well worth the wait, don’t you agree?
There are four characteristics that help describe and define a diamond’s uniqueness: cut, color, clarity, and carat. Cut defines the proportions and shape of the diamond (round, oval, princess, etc); color defines how close to “colorless” a diamond is; clarity is determined by amount and location of any visible flaws; and carat is the weight measurement of a diamond. Every diamond is different, so understanding the 4 Cs of diamonds will help you in picking out the perfect diamond for you!
Come visit us at one of our two locations (on Sunset Blvd in Lexington and on Broad River Road in Irmo) today and see the diamonds that we have on hand. We know that we have something you will love or, if we don’t, we can help custom design the piece that you’re dreaming of. We hope to see you soon!