April Birthstone: Diamond Jewelry

Friday, March 24, 2017

Diamonds are often synonymous with engagement and wedding rings, but they also are just as appropriate for everyday wear as they are for special occasions.

In fact, diamonds are great to wear every day because they are the hardest gemstone – made out of just one element: carbon. Their structure is 58 times harder than anything in nature and can only be cut with another diamond.

Diamonds come in several colors including yellow, red, pink, blue, and green. They also can range in intensity from faint to vivid. Generally, the more saturated the color, the higher the value. Diamonds sparkling with intense color are rare and are priced higher than a colorless diamond of equal size.

The diamond’s unique physical properties means it has the best possible luster of any gemstone when cut and polished well. From pendants to rings, diamond’s toughness makes it a great option for almost any type of custom jewelry.

What Does Diamond Mean?

Diamonds have been admired for centuries. Some historians estimate the gemstone has been traded as early as 4 BC. Before civilizations understood the process that allows diamonds to form, it was believed that diamonds were lightning in earth form.

This was the reason they were often associated with healing powers. Many believed diamonds could cure brain disease, alleviate pituitary gland disorders and draw toxins from the blood.

Custom Diamond Jewelry 

Now, in modern times, we know how diamonds are actually formed. Diamonds are formed well below the earth’s crust, and then forced upward until they are uncovered. It takes millions of years for diamonds to form. Approximately 200 to 250 tons of earth have to be sifted through to find 1 carat of diamonds.

Throughout history, the diamond has nearly always symbolized eternal and lasting love. That’s why it is one of the most popular center stones for engagement rings. So whether you’re getting engaged, or are looking to just get a truly meaningful gift, the diamond has both beauty and enduring symbolism.

Looking to have a custom diamond ring created? Call Victoria Jewelers at (407) 895-0047 or contact us online today to learn more about our custom jewelry process and how we can create a beautiful piece of jewelry designed just for you.

Victoria Jewelers 3/24/2017