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Diamonds are an April girl's best friend

Mineral: Diamond

Color: Colorless

Hardness: 10

“Diamonds are a girls best friend,” and rightfully so! These fantastic stones are among nature’s most precious and gorgeous creations. Lucky for the April babies, couples celebrating their 60th or 75th wedding anniversaries, or the girl who just likes a little sparkle in her life, Diamonds are for you. Diamonds are amazing enough to be found on earth but 50 light years away there is a star called “Lucy” that is a 10 billion-trillion-trillion carat diamond! Here we were thinking a two carat was big!

Diamonds are composed of only the element carbon, which believe it or not, is the same as the graphite we write with. However, the formation of the crystal structure is very different, making graphite soft enough to write with and diamonds so hard you can only scratch them with another diamond. These stones are stunning and tough! They are 58 times harder than anything else found in nature, making them the hardest material on earth! The rarity of diamonds is 1 in 1,000,000 when mining for these little guys in their host rock. Most of the natural formed diamonds we see today were formed more than a billion years ago within the earth’s mantle.

We rate a diamonds quality by the 4Cs, which include clarity, color, cut and carat weight. Clarity assesses the amount, size, and position of inclusions and blemishes. The color ranges from colorless to a slight yellowish-brown hue, resulting in drastically differing value. Cut is dependent on the facets and how they interact with light, along with the symmetry, proportion, and polish of the surface (aka sparkle!). Carat weight refers to the size in weight, not the size in millimeters, of the diamond.

Now that you know a little more about these stunning stones, contact us and we will work together to create the piece of your dreams! Diamonds can add the perfect sparkly accent to any piece or be the center of attention in a gorgeous engagement ring!

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