Diamond is sometimes thought of the ultimate gemstone. Indeed, the exquisite birthstone for April is revered as a symbol of power and wealth, luxury and good health for centuries
With a Mohs scale of 10, it is the hardest mineral found in nature. Such extraordinary characteristics correlate with the name "adamos," the original Greek root of "diamond," which means unbreakable or invincible.
Diamond is a timeless treasure, exhibiting incredible brilliance and fire. A longstanding favorite in the jewelry world for use as a center piece and accent, the elegance and beauty of every wearer of diamond is carried through every piece. While once relegated to the aristocracy of villages and nations, diamond can be an affordable luxury in the form of engagement rings, anniversary rings, pendants, earrings, and necklaces.
Diamond engagement rings and bridal sets maintain their popularity through the years. They come in almost unlimited designs and styles and embellished with other semi-precious gems.
Although colorless hued stones are the most widely recognized, diamonds may also come in other colors such as pink, red, orange, green, purple, blue, gray, brown and black. Colored diamonds also known as fancy diamonds vary in tones ranging from faint to more vivid hues. Deeper tones are more valuable than the lighter ones.
Diamond jewelry pieces are best set in white or yellow gold, platinum or palladium to better enhance the brilliance of every dazzling accessory.
There's no better way to express your eternal love and commitment on your engagement or wedding day than by adorning yourself or a loved one with bridal jewelry in your choice of style from solitaires, three stones, halos, vintage and contemporary. It's not only suitable for daily wear, but it gives that class and charm to your overall look.
Major deposits of diamond can be mined in South Africa, Russia, Brazil and Australia.