All About April – Birthstone – Part One

The birthstone for April is the Diamond.

The sizzling, lovely beauty of diamonds.

Big ones. Small ones.

Different colored ones.

Popular gemstones in engagement rings.

A symbol of love & commitment.

We all know that diamonds are a girl’s best friend!

What does the name “diamond” mean?

It comes from the Greek word adamas which means invincible, unbreakable, unalterable (depending on which source you read).

With out being too techy here:

On the Moh’s scale diamonds are the hardest of the natural gemstones.

They are 10 on the Moh’s scale of mineral hardness.

This means that diamonds are so hard that the only material that can scratch a diamond – is a diamond!

They are made from carbon.

They are typically classified by the four Cs:

Clarity

Color

Cut

Carat

And speaking of carats…

“I never worry about diets.  The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond”  ~ Mae West

More to follow about diamonds in Part Two

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