April’s Gemstone is Sure to Sparkle

April’s gemstone brings splendor and dazzle. That’s because the birthstone for this month holds such value for so many. It’s the “ideal” when it comes to treasured stones. Marilyn Monroe even sang about this type of gemstone in the 1953 classic Gentlemen Prefer Blondes box office buster. It’s the one stone known around the world for romance, affection, and commitment. Can you guess what it is?

The Gemstone for April

April’s gemstone is a diamond. Did you guess right?

Diamonds hold many different meanings for all kinds of people, but there’s usually one thing in common – diamonds are forever. Diamonds symbolize eternal love and adoration. These unique stones are made from carbon atoms that bond together at a high temperature. They are considered one of the worlds hardest and strongest natural materials.

Diamonds are found in many different countries including South Africa, Australia, Canada, Brazil, China, Congo, and Russia. They are mined in a variety of ways including being extracted from the seabed, gravel beds, layers of sand and rock, and in underground tunnels within the earth’s crust. Diamonds can also be lab-grown, using two types of methods: high pressure, high temperature (HPHT), and chemical vapor deposition (CVD).

Fast Facts About Diamonds

  • There is an active diamond mine right here in the United States, near Murfreesboro, Arkansas. It is open to the public, and anyone can search for and keep their own diamonds!
  • During the Middle Ages, people thought diamonds could cure certain ailments and bring healing.
  • The American Gem Society calls the diamond, the “king of all birthstones.”
  • A diamond’s quality is rated by the 4 C’s – color, clarity, cut, and carat weight.
  • Diamonds are found in every color! In fact, what gives diamonds their color is the presence of certain mineral impurities.   
  • The word “diamond” comes from the Greek work “adamas,” which means unconquerable and indestructible.
  • Not all diamonds that are mined are of the quality to be sold to consumers.
  • The Cullinan Diamond is the largest gem-quality rough diamond that’s ever been found! It was located in South Africa and weighed 3,106 carats. It was later cut into smaller stones.
  • In 1477, Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave the first known engagement ring (in the shape of an M) to his wife-to-be, Mary of Burgundy.
  • No surprise here – the United States is the world’s largest seller and consumer of diamonds.
  • It is believed that there is a planet that is made up of at least a third of pure diamond – astronomers discovered the exoplanet, called 55 Cancri e, in 2004.

Diamonds speak a universal language without having to say a word at all. Whether you choose a diamond as a gift for someone else or a present for yourself, you cannot go wrong with April’s gemstone. Looking for a one-of-a-kind diamond item? You can count on us. With an extensive and exclusive selection of gemstones and fine jewelry, Munchel’s Fine Jewelry can help you eliminate the guesswork and find the perfect piece.

About Munchel’s Fine Jewelry

Munchel’s Fine Jewelry Inc. is a family owned and operated business. We have been proudly serving Central Florida with quality jewelry and services for over 30 years. Our commitment and dedication to our customers is what sets us apart. We offer a large selection of jewelry and collectible items, including coins, watches, lockets, and necklaces. In addition, we also buy, sell, and trade many types of timeless pieces. For more information, please contact us at (863) 619-6269 or visit our website at Munchels.com/.

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