APRIL: DIAMOND & WHITE TOPAZ
For those fortunate to be born in April, their birthstone is the most prized gemstone of all.
You probably already know of the diamond’s toughness. In fact, it’s the hardest gemstone and is made of just one element: carbon.
Its structure makes it 58 times harder than anything in nature. A diamond can only be cut with another diamond. While it’s become nearly synonymous with wedding engagements, it’s also the perfect gemstone for individuals who want something that’s just as appropriate for everyday wear as it is for special occasions.
Diamond gemstones come in several colours, including brown, yellow, red, pink, blue, and green. They range in intensity from faint to vivid. Generally speaking, the more saturated the colour, the higher the value.
In fact, diamonds sparkling with intense colour are rare and may be priced higher than a colourless diamond of equal size. Because fancy-colour diamonds are very desirable, colour is sometimes introduced in a laboratory. These are correctly called “colour-treated” diamonds.
The diamond’s unique physical properties give it the best possible luster of any gemstone when cut and polished well. So, if you’re in the market for “sparkle,” the diamond is the gemstone for you.
We understand that Diamonds are not always a viable option. For a similar look, at a more affordable price point, we recommend white Topaz.
Topaz grows in a wide variety of colours that includes blue, green, orange, red, pink and purple. Topaz is also pleochroic meaning that it can show different colours in different directions in the crystal.
It sits at an 8 on the Mohs scale of hardness, so it is perfect for every day wear.