Bling of the Month: Diamonds

She who from April dates her years,
Diamonds shall wear, lest bitter tears
For vain repentance flow; this stone,
Emblem of innocence, is known.

Gorgeous diamond bracelet, lovingly
hand made in 18kt white gold.

Winter is definitely over and warner months are up ahead.  To celebrate Spring, April brings us everyone's favorite gem, the diamond.  Used for centuries in jewelry design,  this classic stone, never falls short of spectacular. Wether you are wearing hoops or rings or a bangle-style bracelet like the one above, diamonds are the perfect stone to complement any design. 

Beautiful diamond hoops in 18kt white gold. Super!
Diamonds get their name from the Greek word for unbreakable for a reason.  They have the highest degree of hardness and thermal conductivity of any bulk material, making them an excellent gemstone for a jeweler to work with. Their ability to disperse light so beautifully does not hurt either. This characteristic is called luster.  Even before it is polished, and in a raw state, like the diamond shown below, it still is an eye catching wonder.

A diamond in its natural state.
For years diamonds have been considered the most popular gemstone available, but did you know that a diamond starts out as an allotrope of carbon?  Most natural diamonds are formed at high temperatures and depths of over 90 miles in the Earth's mantle. They are brought closer to the surface by volcanic eruptions, and were first discovered and mined in India over 6,000 years ago.

A beautiful pair.
Classic diamond hoops and a shiny, sparkly bangle.
Used in crowns , tiaras, and even swords, diamonds have been revered for their strength for centuries.  Ancient civilizations were known to be fascinated by diamonds, and ask any woman what she would prefer in her jewelry collection, and I bet 90% would answer the same: diamonds. 

Gorgeous diamond ring in white 18kt gold.
Fabulous chandelier style earrings in shiny white diamonds,
and handmade with love in 18 white gold

Diamonds are not only beautiful, but they are also a sign of everlasting love.  A gift of a diamond sometimes express so much more than words can say, and there is no more convincing a promise to an everlasting relationship than April's birthstone

Hope you had a fantastic weekend, and that you have a great month ahead.  Stay tuned for a post on the Miss Universe crown this week.  It was truly amazing.

Love Always
Dani K

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