Winter is definitely over and warmer 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. Weather you are wearing hoops or rings or a bangle-style bracelet like the one above, diamonds are the perfect gem to complement any design.
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, it still is an eye catching wonder.
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.