Diamonds: The History Behind April’s Birthstone

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The birthstone of April

If your birthday is in the month of April you get one of the most precious stones known to man for your birthstone. The birthstone for April is a diamond. Diamond jewelry is one of the best gifts you can give a loved one for their birthday.

Today we’re talking about this beautiful birthstone, the history behind it, and we’re showing off some of our favorite gifts.

The history behind the birthstone

You may or may not know this but diamonds are billions of years old. Some evidence shows that diamonds were around as early as the fourth century when they were being traded and collected in India.

During the first century AD, history tells us that Roman naturalist Pliny was once quoted saying, “The diamond is the most valuable, not only of precious stones but of all things in this world.” And during the Middle Ages, these same diamonds were thought to have healing properties.

Though our precious diamonds are the traditional birthstone of April, they are also known as the love stone. One of the reasons for this is that the Ancient Romans believed that Cupid’s arrows were made with diamonds. It was believed that diamonds enhanced the longevity and honesty of relationships and love.

Some ancient cultures believed that the diamond gave their people strength, agility, and courage during battle. It was known that some kings would wear diamonds on their armor as they went into battle.

Related: The Amazing History Behind Ancient Egyptian Jewelry

Diamond gifts for April babies

No matter what you choose, you simply can’t go wrong with a gift of diamond jewelry. There’s something for everyone. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a necklace, a ring, earrings, or a pendant. Below are a few of our favorite diamond gift sets for any April baby.

Diamond necklace

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Diamond ear clips

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Diamond love ring

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Looking for something a bit different? Shop more of April’s birthstone here.

Shopping April’s birthstone at Raymond Lee Jewelers

If you’re having a hard time choosing the perfect diamond for yourself or for your partner, consider making a trip to the store and having one of our experts help you. Our team of diamond advisers is dedicated to assisting you in choosing the perfect traditional diamond with ease and confidence.

Learn more about diamonds and rings in our education center. If you’re looking for further information Chat online, or even email one of our customer service advisers at info@diamondsbyraymondlee.com.

For commonly asked questions, please visit our FAQ page. During regular business hours, we can be reached by phone, email, or live chat. For after hour inquiries, please fill out our contact form and we will get back to you next business day.

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We are located in southern Florida in the city of Boca Raton. We proudly serve Boca Raton and the surrounding following areas: Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Broward, and Miami-Dade. Stop by and talk to one of our experts about finding the perfect diamond engagement ring today.

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