For the month of April, the diamond is the traditional birthstone. The name comes from the Greek word "adamas" which means "hardest metal". This is descriptive of the property of the stone. It is a member of the carbon family which gives it incredible hardness.
While most diamond jewelry is "colorless" or clear, they can also range from pink to red, white to yellow, or green to blue.
This April birthstone is believed to bring good luck, protecting its wearer from misfortune.
Besides diamond, sapphire is also a traditional birthstone for April. While it can occur in a variety of colors anywhere from pink to orange and yellow and also from white to black — sapphire is most popular in its brilliant blue color. This April birthstone is believed to bring inner peace and spiritual enlightenment.
Beside diamond and sapphire, clear quartz, also known as rock crystal, has also been designated as a birthstone for April. This stone provides a less expensive alternative for an April birthstone than diamond. This new April stone is a colorless variety of quartz. When yellow in color, it is known as citrine, and when violet it's known as amethyst. This gemstone is a precious variety of corundum, which when red in color is known as ruby. Clear quartz is believed to bring inner peace, spiritual enlightenment and happiness.
I am excited to begin bringing you new information about trends in design and colors as they relate to jewelry and gemstones. I'll also be adding some great links that I've found along the way from professionals in both the fashion and jewelry industries. And I would love to hear from you!