Gemstone Feature- Diamond (April’s Birthstone)

Diamond, one of the most sought-after precious gemstones, is the birthstone for April.  Diamonds are considered a symbol of purity and thought to stimulate creativity and imagination.  In addition to their use in wedding and engagement jewelry, diamonds are also the official gemstone for 60th wedding anniversaries. Cubic Zirconia is frequently used as an alternative to diamonds. Color:  Diamonds come in a variety of different colors. Most commonly they are brown, yellow, gray, or colorless. Less common colors would include blue, green, black, pink, violet, orange, purple, red and translucent white. Source:   Diamonds can be found in several places globally including Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Lesotho, Russia, India, Canada, United States and Australia. Age:  Diamonds were first discovered and mined in India. It is hard to pinpoint the exact date of discovery, but it is believed to be about 6,000 years ago.  Family:  Carbon Hardness:  10 on the Mohs scale Gemstone Properties/Healing … [Continue reading]

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