(April) Diamonds Are Forever

Those born within the fourth calendar month have everybody’s best friend (not just girls’!) as their birthstone ~ diamonds. 

Giving diamonds as a gift to those born in April holds significant meaning deeply rooted in tradition and symbolism. Diamonds, as April's birthstone, symbolise strength, durability, and everlasting love. They represent clarity, purity, and resilience, embodying the qualities associated with those born in this month. Presenting diamonds as a gift not only celebrates the individual's birth month but also serves as a token of admiration, affection, and appreciation. 

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The Tale of Diamonds

The history of diamonds has been billions of years in the making. Derived from the Greek word ‘adamas’, meaning unconquerable or invincible, its diamonds’ story is one of mystical power, spirit, wealth and beauty.

First associated with love when Cupid, the God of Love and Desire, carried arrows, tipped with sparkling natural diamonds.  Mythology imagined diamonds as fragments of the gods and broken splinters from fallen stars, stories rich in wonder that affected the heavens and the hearts.

         A pair of drop earrings - each pair has three white gold shaped hearts with a diamond centre  


Fine jewellery crafted by artisans the world over capture the moments in time that define a person, a relationship, a family, and a generation.  They are history in jewels, heirlooms passed on through the years, to be loved and cherished.


Today, diamonds continue to hold our fascination - celebrated in pop culture, through music in “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”, through cinema in “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” and through marketing in the De Beers’, “A Diamond is Forever” ad campaign, the exquisiteness and prestige of a diamond is unmatched - it is the preeminent gemstone.

As you chase your forever, when the time is right, when you have found ‘the one’, the answer is more often than not a diamond.

Did you Know?

Diamonds were formed long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth, and some are even older than the stars. The youngest diamond is nearly a billion years old. 

The 4 Qualities of a Diamond

Diamond professionals use the grading system developed by GIA in the 1950s, which established the use of four important factors to describe and classify diamonds - Clarity, Colour, Cut, and Carat Weight. This quintessential quartet of qualities, aptly coined as the 4Cs, not only serves as a compass for discerning quality but also encapsulates the essence of diamond elegance and enchantment.

More Truths Behind the Sparkle

Did you know that diamonds… 

  1. Are one of the earth’s hardest natural substances - the only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond! 
  2. Form approximately 160km under the Earth and are carried to the surface by volcanic activity.
  3. Are the only gems made of one element - pure carbon.
  4. Are found in every colour of the rainbow. The rarest natural diamond colours are blue, green, orange, pink and red.
  5. Many ancient cultures had beliefs that diamonds gave their wearers courage and strength in battle.
  6. In the Middle Ages, many believed diamonds had healing properties.
  7. In 1905, the world’s largest rough diamond was found. It was named the Cullinan diamond and weighed 3,106 carats! It was later cut into many diamonds (9 large ones and 100 smaller ones). 

8. Only about 30% percent of diamonds mined around the world are gem quality.

9. Before the 18th century, most of the world’s diamonds were found in India.

10. The primary diamond source in the world has changed several times. Today, diamonds are found in many countries around the world. 

11. The first diamond engagement ring was given to Mary of Burgundy from the Archduke Maximilian of Austria. 

12. In 2004, scientists discovered a planet they believe is at least one-third diamond! It was named “55 Cancri e.”

    Diamonds are timeless treasures that transcend generations, making them a fitting symbol of the enduring bond shared with the recipient. 




    View our beautiful range of fine jewellery and vintage rings. Meet our Principal Designer to discuss Custom Making your dream ring, choosing from an extensive range of diamonds and gemstones. We believe there are more than enough diamonds, gemstones and precious metals already mined for our jewellery needs. We have amassed a stunning collection of recycled diamonds, gemstones, gold and other noble metals, all environmentally friendly and conflict free.