> Gemstone: Diamond

If you are born in April, you're very lucky, because your birthstone is the precious diamond. Diamonds are considered symbols of love and fidelity. Although most diamonds have no color, pink, blue, brown, yellow, green, purple, gray, and black types of diamonds can also be found. In many cases, these colorful diamonds come from the fact that impurities are present in stones. Diamonds are actually a mineral made with carbon. They are considered to be the hardest natural substance on earth.

The name of the diamond comes from the Greek word adamas, meaning "invincible". The stones are given out as presents for the 30th and 60th wedding anniversaries. Diamonds are also used in industry. About 20% of diamonds are used for jewelry and gems. The rest have flaws that make them unacceptable for jewelry, but because of their hardness they are used as glass cutters, masonry saws, drill bits, for cutting other diamonds, and for shaping building stones.

When buying jewelry, there are three important elements to consider: cut, clarity, and carat. First, consider cut. Some types of cuts are meant to create maximum sparkle, while others are meant to create a more modern look that shows off the clarity of diamonds. Select the type of cut that most appeals to you. Next, consider clarity. Clarity refers to how free of imperfections a diamond is. Minor cracks, veins, and other impurities in the diamond affect its clarity. For the most sparkling gemstone, look for a diamond with high clarity. This will make your diamond more expensive, but also more precious and more reflective of the light. Finally, consider carat. This refers to the size of the diamond. The larger the carat, the more expensive the stone but also the larger the rock. Buy a stone that you can afford, but also select one that brings you the most pleasure. Because they are colorless, diamonds look fabulous in gold jewelry, or in platinum jewelry.

Once you purchase your diamond jewelry, be sure to store your diamonds separately. Because they are so hard, they can scratch other jewelry as well as each other. If you have purchased a valuable diamond, you may wish to insure it and store it securely to prevent theft.

The history of diamonds is a fascinating one. From ancient times, diamonds were found in deposits in India. In the late Middle Ages, diamonds had made their way to Europe. Initially, diamonds were thought to offer their owners strength in battle. They were also seen as a powerful against ghosts and magic. By the late 1600s, fake diamonds were being produced in Paris. Around 800 B.C., the first riverbed diamond were likely found.

Diamonds are associated with love, but some also claim that they can alleviate brain diseases. Traditionally, diamonds have been associated with healing of stomach upsets and with reviving memory. Many think that diamonds symbolize purity, joy, life, faith, innocence, and repentance. The fact that they represent love is one reason why diamonds are often used in engagement rings. In the past, it was believed that diamonds have a special link with their owners, and that they actually lose their shine as an owner ails, recovering as the owner recovers. In the past, some believed that diamonds were an antidote to poison or could detect poison.

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Princess Cut DiamondDiamonds are among the most prized substances on earth. The name "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamastos," meaning "invincible."
The value of a stone is determined by the "4 Cs" of cut, color, clarity and carat weight.
The cut is the factor that defines the brilliance of a diamond. Round brilliant cut is considered the "ideal" shape for a diamond because it maximizes a stone's sparkle.
Color indicates to the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. Colorless and near-colorless diamonds are the most valuable. There are even fancy natural colored diamonds in reds, pinks, blues, greens, yellows, browns and other colors. Fancies are valued for their depth of color.
Clarity of a diamond is based on the presence of surface or internal flaws within a diamond caused during its formation or during the cutting process. The fewer inclusions the diamond has, the more valuable the diamond will be.
The weight of a diamond is measured in carats (ct.). Each carat is divided into 100 points or approximately 200 milligrams.
Diamonds are simply crystallized carbon. With a ranking of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness diamonds are the hardest known substance on earth.
Since only diamonds can scratch other diamonds, it's important to wrap and store your diamond jewelry pieces separately.
Diamond is symbol of everlasting love. Mary of Burgundy is the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring, in 1477. And so began the tradition of presenting the diamond as a promise of marriage. A diamond is believed to bring its owner wealth and happiness as well as protection.
Diamond is the birthstone for April.
Ring 1 Carat (ctw) in 14K White Gold, Size 5.5

Price: $2,400 $995

TanzaniteTanzanite was named after its country of origin by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Tanzanite is an extraordinary gemstone which occurs in only one place worldwide, the East African state of Tanzania.
Tanzanite is a variety of the mineral zoisite. It occurs in a wide range of shapes, sizes and colors. The stone is known for its wonderful colour, pure blue with overtones of purple. Heat treatment releases this spectacular colors, because in its natural form, tanzanite is typically brown with reddish, orange, yellow or bronze hues.
With a ranking of 6.5 out of 10 on the Mohs scale tanzanite is not particularly hard.
This gemstone is cut in every imaginable shape from the classical round shape to a number of imaginative cuts.
Its deep blue with the slightly purple tint is one of the most extravagant colours. It personifies unconventional elegance. Those who wears it exudes confidence and individuality.
Ring with DiamondDiamonds are among the most prized substances on earth. The name "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamastos," meaning "invincible."
The value of a stone is determined by the "4 Cs" of cut, color, clarity and carat weight.
The cut is the factor that defines the brilliance of a diamond. Round brilliant cut is considered the "ideal" shape for a diamond because it maximizes a stone's sparkle.
Color indicates to the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. Colorless and near-colorless diamonds are the most valuable. There are even fancy natural colored diamonds in reds, pinks, blues, greens, yellows, browns and other colors. Fancies are valued for their depth of color.
Clarity of a diamond is based on the presence of surface or internal flaws within a diamond caused during its formation or during the cutting process. The fewer inclusions the diamond has, the more valuable the diamond will be.
The weight of a diamond is measured in carats (ct.). Each carat is divided into 100 points or approximately 200 milligrams.
Diamonds are simply crystallized carbon. With a ranking of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness diamonds are the hardest known substance on earth.
Since only diamonds can scratch other diamonds, it's important to wrap and store your diamond jewelry pieces separately.
Diamond is symbol of everlasting love. Mary of Burgundy is the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring, in 1477. And so began the tradition of presenting the diamond as a promise of marriage. A diamond is believed to bring its owner wealth and happiness as well as protection.
Diamond is the birthstone for April.
s 1/7 ctw in 14K White and Yellow Gold

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Rhodolite GarnetThe name garnet probably was derived from the pomegranate, a fruit whose deep red-purple color reminds of some varieties of garnet. Many ancient pieces of garnet jewelry are studded whit tiny red gems that look like a cluster of pomegranate seeds.
Although red is the color most often encountered, garnet comes in a variety of colors, from deep red to tangerine orange to lime green to pale pink, as well as purple, gold and brown. The only color it cannot offer is blue.
A number of mystical properties were attributed to the garnet throughout history. It was thought to protect its wearer from a range of ailments, ward off evil spirits, spark creativity, dispel anger, light up the night and protect from nightmares.
By the term 'garnet', the specialist understands a group of more than ten different gemstones of similar chemical composition and good hardness of 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale. Garnet is the birthstone for January.
Gemstone Ring with DiamondDiamonds are among the most prized substances on earth. The name "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamastos," meaning "invincible."
The value of a stone is determined by the "4 Cs" of cut, color, clarity and carat weight.
The cut is the factor that defines the brilliance of a diamond. Round brilliant cut is considered the "ideal" shape for a diamond because it maximizes a stone's sparkle.
Color indicates to the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. Colorless and near-colorless diamonds are the most valuable. There are even fancy natural colored diamonds in reds, pinks, blues, greens, yellows, browns and other colors. Fancies are valued for their depth of color.
Clarity of a diamond is based on the presence of surface or internal flaws within a diamond caused during its formation or during the cutting process. The fewer inclusions the diamond has, the more valuable the diamond will be.
The weight of a diamond is measured in carats (ct.). Each carat is divided into 100 points or approximately 200 milligrams.
Diamonds are simply crystallized carbon. With a ranking of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness diamonds are the hardest known substance on earth.
Since only diamonds can scratch other diamonds, it's important to wrap and store your diamond jewelry pieces separately.
Diamond is symbol of everlasting love. Mary of Burgundy is the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring, in 1477. And so began the tradition of presenting the diamond as a promise of marriage. A diamond is believed to bring its owner wealth and happiness as well as protection.
Diamond is the birthstone for April.
s in White Gold, Size 6.5

Price: $330 $169

DiamondDiamonds are among the most prized substances on earth. The name "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamastos," meaning "invincible."
The value of a stone is determined by the "4 Cs" of cut, color, clarity and carat weight.
The cut is the factor that defines the brilliance of a diamond. Round brilliant cut is considered the "ideal" shape for a diamond because it maximizes a stone's sparkle.
Color indicates to the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. Colorless and near-colorless diamonds are the most valuable. There are even fancy natural colored diamonds in reds, pinks, blues, greens, yellows, browns and other colors. Fancies are valued for their depth of color.
Clarity of a diamond is based on the presence of surface or internal flaws within a diamond caused during its formation or during the cutting process. The fewer inclusions the diamond has, the more valuable the diamond will be.
The weight of a diamond is measured in carats (ct.). Each carat is divided into 100 points or approximately 200 milligrams.
Diamonds are simply crystallized carbon. With a ranking of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness diamonds are the hardest known substance on earth.
Since only diamonds can scratch other diamonds, it's important to wrap and store your diamond jewelry pieces separately.
Diamond is symbol of everlasting love. Mary of Burgundy is the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring, in 1477. And so began the tradition of presenting the diamond as a promise of marriage. A diamond is believed to bring its owner wealth and happiness as well as protection.
Diamond is the birthstone for April.
1/2 Carat (ctw) Ring in 14K White Gold

Price: $1,400 $595

PeridotPeridot derives its name from the Greek word "peridona", which means something "to give richness". Peridot is one of the few gemstones that come in one color only. Its color can vary over all shades of yellowish green and olive, and even to the brownish green, but most prized peridots are eye clean and have a deep, lime green color.
For ages people believed that peridot had the power to ward off evil spirits, nightmares and enchantments. It was also used as a medicine to treat asthma and other ailments. Its power was considered most powerful when the stone was set in gold.
Peridot is available in a range of sizes, shapes and color hues. The peridot is mostly faceted in classical table cuts, or in round, antique, as an octahedron or oval.
Peridot is the gemstone form of the mineral olivine. The vivid green color with the slight tinge of gold is caused by very fine traces of iron.
Peridot is relatively soft - only 6.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
Peridot is the birthstone for August.
Gemstone Ring with DiamondDiamonds are among the most prized substances on earth. The name "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamastos," meaning "invincible."
The value of a stone is determined by the "4 Cs" of cut, color, clarity and carat weight.
The cut is the factor that defines the brilliance of a diamond. Round brilliant cut is considered the "ideal" shape for a diamond because it maximizes a stone's sparkle.
Color indicates to the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. Colorless and near-colorless diamonds are the most valuable. There are even fancy natural colored diamonds in reds, pinks, blues, greens, yellows, browns and other colors. Fancies are valued for their depth of color.
Clarity of a diamond is based on the presence of surface or internal flaws within a diamond caused during its formation or during the cutting process. The fewer inclusions the diamond has, the more valuable the diamond will be.
The weight of a diamond is measured in carats (ct.). Each carat is divided into 100 points or approximately 200 milligrams.
Diamonds are simply crystallized carbon. With a ranking of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness diamonds are the hardest known substance on earth.
Since only diamonds can scratch other diamonds, it's important to wrap and store your diamond jewelry pieces separately.
Diamond is symbol of everlasting love. Mary of Burgundy is the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring, in 1477. And so began the tradition of presenting the diamond as a promise of marriage. A diamond is believed to bring its owner wealth and happiness as well as protection.
Diamond is the birthstone for April.
s in White Gold, Size 6.5

Price: $240 $99

PeridotPeridot derives its name from the Greek word "peridona", which means something "to give richness". Peridot is one of the few gemstones that come in one color only. Its color can vary over all shades of yellowish green and olive, and even to the brownish green, but most prized peridots are eye clean and have a deep, lime green color.
For ages people believed that peridot had the power to ward off evil spirits, nightmares and enchantments. It was also used as a medicine to treat asthma and other ailments. Its power was considered most powerful when the stone was set in gold.
Peridot is available in a range of sizes, shapes and color hues. The peridot is mostly faceted in classical table cuts, or in round, antique, as an octahedron or oval.
Peridot is the gemstone form of the mineral olivine. The vivid green color with the slight tinge of gold is caused by very fine traces of iron.
Peridot is relatively soft - only 6.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
Peridot is the birthstone for August.
Gemstone MOM Ring with DiamondDiamonds are among the most prized substances on earth. The name "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamastos," meaning "invincible."
The value of a stone is determined by the "4 Cs" of cut, color, clarity and carat weight.
The cut is the factor that defines the brilliance of a diamond. Round brilliant cut is considered the "ideal" shape for a diamond because it maximizes a stone's sparkle.
Color indicates to the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. Colorless and near-colorless diamonds are the most valuable. There are even fancy natural colored diamonds in reds, pinks, blues, greens, yellows, browns and other colors. Fancies are valued for their depth of color.
Clarity of a diamond is based on the presence of surface or internal flaws within a diamond caused during its formation or during the cutting process. The fewer inclusions the diamond has, the more valuable the diamond will be.
The weight of a diamond is measured in carats (ct.). Each carat is divided into 100 points or approximately 200 milligrams.
Diamonds are simply crystallized carbon. With a ranking of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness diamonds are the hardest known substance on earth.
Since only diamonds can scratch other diamonds, it's important to wrap and store your diamond jewelry pieces separately.
Diamond is symbol of everlasting love. Mary of Burgundy is the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring, in 1477. And so began the tradition of presenting the diamond as a promise of marriage. A diamond is believed to bring its owner wealth and happiness as well as protection.
Diamond is the birthstone for April.
s in White Gold, Size 5.5

Price: $375 $179

Pink Tourmaline Gemstone Ring With DiamondDiamonds are among the most prized substances on earth. The name "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamastos," meaning "invincible."
The value of a stone is determined by the "4 Cs" of cut, color, clarity and carat weight.
The cut is the factor that defines the brilliance of a diamond. Round brilliant cut is considered the "ideal" shape for a diamond because it maximizes a stone's sparkle.
Color indicates to the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. Colorless and near-colorless diamonds are the most valuable. There are even fancy natural colored diamonds in reds, pinks, blues, greens, yellows, browns and other colors. Fancies are valued for their depth of color.
Clarity of a diamond is based on the presence of surface or internal flaws within a diamond caused during its formation or during the cutting process. The fewer inclusions the diamond has, the more valuable the diamond will be.
The weight of a diamond is measured in carats (ct.). Each carat is divided into 100 points or approximately 200 milligrams.
Diamonds are simply crystallized carbon. With a ranking of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness diamonds are the hardest known substance on earth.
Since only diamonds can scratch other diamonds, it's important to wrap and store your diamond jewelry pieces separately.
Diamond is symbol of everlasting love. Mary of Burgundy is the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring, in 1477. And so began the tradition of presenting the diamond as a promise of marriage. A diamond is believed to bring its owner wealth and happiness as well as protection.
Diamond is the birthstone for April.
s in White Gold, Size 5

Price: $375 $179

DiamondDiamonds are among the most prized substances on earth. The name "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamastos," meaning "invincible."
The value of a stone is determined by the "4 Cs" of cut, color, clarity and carat weight.
The cut is the factor that defines the brilliance of a diamond. Round brilliant cut is considered the "ideal" shape for a diamond because it maximizes a stone's sparkle.
Color indicates to the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. Colorless and near-colorless diamonds are the most valuable. There are even fancy natural colored diamonds in reds, pinks, blues, greens, yellows, browns and other colors. Fancies are valued for their depth of color.
Clarity of a diamond is based on the presence of surface or internal flaws within a diamond caused during its formation or during the cutting process. The fewer inclusions the diamond has, the more valuable the diamond will be.
The weight of a diamond is measured in carats (ct.). Each carat is divided into 100 points or approximately 200 milligrams.
Diamonds are simply crystallized carbon. With a ranking of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness diamonds are the hardest known substance on earth.
Since only diamonds can scratch other diamonds, it's important to wrap and store your diamond jewelry pieces separately.
Diamond is symbol of everlasting love. Mary of Burgundy is the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring, in 1477. And so began the tradition of presenting the diamond as a promise of marriage. A diamond is believed to bring its owner wealth and happiness as well as protection.
Diamond is the birthstone for April.
Solitaire Engagement Ring 1/2 Carat (ctw) in 14K White Gold, Size 9

Price: $3,200 $1,395

EmeraldThe name emerald derives from the Latin word for green "smaragdus" via Old French "esmeralde". Emeralds are found in a variety of light and dark shades of green. The green of emeralds is most beautiful and most intense green. The purer and the richer green, the more prized emerald.
The green of the emerald is the color of life; it symbolized rebirth and the arrival of spring. Emeralds are also symbol of hope, beauty and constant love.
Emeralds are beryllium-aluminium-silicates with a good hardness of 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale. For the fascinating color of the emerald are responsible traces of chromium and vandalium.
Fine emeralds are often more valuable than diamonds.
Emerald is the birthstone for May.
Gemstone MOM Ring with DiamondDiamonds are among the most prized substances on earth. The name "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamastos," meaning "invincible."
The value of a stone is determined by the "4 Cs" of cut, color, clarity and carat weight.
The cut is the factor that defines the brilliance of a diamond. Round brilliant cut is considered the "ideal" shape for a diamond because it maximizes a stone's sparkle.
Color indicates to the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. Colorless and near-colorless diamonds are the most valuable. There are even fancy natural colored diamonds in reds, pinks, blues, greens, yellows, browns and other colors. Fancies are valued for their depth of color.
Clarity of a diamond is based on the presence of surface or internal flaws within a diamond caused during its formation or during the cutting process. The fewer inclusions the diamond has, the more valuable the diamond will be.
The weight of a diamond is measured in carats (ct.). Each carat is divided into 100 points or approximately 200 milligrams.
Diamonds are simply crystallized carbon. With a ranking of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness diamonds are the hardest known substance on earth.
Since only diamonds can scratch other diamonds, it's important to wrap and store your diamond jewelry pieces separately.
Diamond is symbol of everlasting love. Mary of Burgundy is the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring, in 1477. And so began the tradition of presenting the diamond as a promise of marriage. A diamond is believed to bring its owner wealth and happiness as well as protection.
Diamond is the birthstone for April.
s in White Gold, Size 7

Price: $375 $179

DiamondDiamonds are among the most prized substances on earth. The name "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamastos," meaning "invincible."
The value of a stone is determined by the "4 Cs" of cut, color, clarity and carat weight.
The cut is the factor that defines the brilliance of a diamond. Round brilliant cut is considered the "ideal" shape for a diamond because it maximizes a stone's sparkle.
Color indicates to the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. Colorless and near-colorless diamonds are the most valuable. There are even fancy natural colored diamonds in reds, pinks, blues, greens, yellows, browns and other colors. Fancies are valued for their depth of color.
Clarity of a diamond is based on the presence of surface or internal flaws within a diamond caused during its formation or during the cutting process. The fewer inclusions the diamond has, the more valuable the diamond will be.
The weight of a diamond is measured in carats (ct.). Each carat is divided into 100 points or approximately 200 milligrams.
Diamonds are simply crystallized carbon. With a ranking of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness diamonds are the hardest known substance on earth.
Since only diamonds can scratch other diamonds, it's important to wrap and store your diamond jewelry pieces separately.
Diamond is symbol of everlasting love. Mary of Burgundy is the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring, in 1477. And so began the tradition of presenting the diamond as a promise of marriage. A diamond is believed to bring its owner wealth and happiness as well as protection.
Diamond is the birthstone for April.
Journey Anniversary Ring 1.0 Carat (ctw) in 14K Yellow Gold, Size 5

Price: $3,285 $1,395

DiamondDiamonds are among the most prized substances on earth. The name "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamastos," meaning "invincible."
The value of a stone is determined by the "4 Cs" of cut, color, clarity and carat weight.
The cut is the factor that defines the brilliance of a diamond. Round brilliant cut is considered the "ideal" shape for a diamond because it maximizes a stone's sparkle.
Color indicates to the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. Colorless and near-colorless diamonds are the most valuable. There are even fancy natural colored diamonds in reds, pinks, blues, greens, yellows, browns and other colors. Fancies are valued for their depth of color.
Clarity of a diamond is based on the presence of surface or internal flaws within a diamond caused during its formation or during the cutting process. The fewer inclusions the diamond has, the more valuable the diamond will be.
The weight of a diamond is measured in carats (ct.). Each carat is divided into 100 points or approximately 200 milligrams.
Diamonds are simply crystallized carbon. With a ranking of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness diamonds are the hardest known substance on earth.
Since only diamonds can scratch other diamonds, it's important to wrap and store your diamond jewelry pieces separately.
Diamond is symbol of everlasting love. Mary of Burgundy is the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring, in 1477. And so began the tradition of presenting the diamond as a promise of marriage. A diamond is believed to bring its owner wealth and happiness as well as protection.
Diamond is the birthstone for April.
Solitaire Promise Ring in White Gold, Size 5

Price: $525 $269

GarnetThe name garnet probably was derived from the pomegranate, a fruit whose deep red-purple color reminds of some varieties of garnet. Many ancient pieces of garnet jewelry are studded whit tiny red gems that look like a cluster of pomegranate seeds.
Although red is the color most often encountered, garnet comes in a variety of colors, from deep red to tangerine orange to lime green to pale pink, as well as purple, gold and brown. The only color it cannot offer is blue.
A number of mystical properties were attributed to the garnet throughout history. It was thought to protect its wearer from a range of ailments, ward off evil spirits, spark creativity, dispel anger, light up the night and protect from nightmares.
By the term 'garnet', the specialist understands a group of more than ten different gemstones of similar chemical composition and good hardness of 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale. Garnet is the birthstone for January.
Gemstone and DiamondDiamonds are among the most prized substances on earth. The name "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamastos," meaning "invincible."
The value of a stone is determined by the "4 Cs" of cut, color, clarity and carat weight.
The cut is the factor that defines the brilliance of a diamond. Round brilliant cut is considered the "ideal" shape for a diamond because it maximizes a stone's sparkle.
Color indicates to the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. Colorless and near-colorless diamonds are the most valuable. There are even fancy natural colored diamonds in reds, pinks, blues, greens, yellows, browns and other colors. Fancies are valued for their depth of color.
Clarity of a diamond is based on the presence of surface or internal flaws within a diamond caused during its formation or during the cutting process. The fewer inclusions the diamond has, the more valuable the diamond will be.
The weight of a diamond is measured in carats (ct.). Each carat is divided into 100 points or approximately 200 milligrams.
Diamonds are simply crystallized carbon. With a ranking of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness diamonds are the hardest known substance on earth.
Since only diamonds can scratch other diamonds, it's important to wrap and store your diamond jewelry pieces separately.
Diamond is symbol of everlasting love. Mary of Burgundy is the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring, in 1477. And so began the tradition of presenting the diamond as a promise of marriage. A diamond is believed to bring its owner wealth and happiness as well as protection.
Diamond is the birthstone for April.
Ring in 14K White Gold, Size 5.5

Price: $400 $179

Princess Cut DiamondDiamonds are among the most prized substances on earth. The name "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamastos," meaning "invincible."
The value of a stone is determined by the "4 Cs" of cut, color, clarity and carat weight.
The cut is the factor that defines the brilliance of a diamond. Round brilliant cut is considered the "ideal" shape for a diamond because it maximizes a stone's sparkle.
Color indicates to the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. Colorless and near-colorless diamonds are the most valuable. There are even fancy natural colored diamonds in reds, pinks, blues, greens, yellows, browns and other colors. Fancies are valued for their depth of color.
Clarity of a diamond is based on the presence of surface or internal flaws within a diamond caused during its formation or during the cutting process. The fewer inclusions the diamond has, the more valuable the diamond will be.
The weight of a diamond is measured in carats (ct.). Each carat is divided into 100 points or approximately 200 milligrams.
Diamonds are simply crystallized carbon. With a ranking of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness diamonds are the hardest known substance on earth.
Since only diamonds can scratch other diamonds, it's important to wrap and store your diamond jewelry pieces separately.
Diamond is symbol of everlasting love. Mary of Burgundy is the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring, in 1477. And so began the tradition of presenting the diamond as a promise of marriage. A diamond is believed to bring its owner wealth and happiness as well as protection.
Diamond is the birthstone for April.
Solitaire Promise Ring in Yellow Gold, Size 7

Price: $315 $149

Engagement Ring: 14K White Gold 1/2 Carat (ctw) DiamondDiamonds are among the most prized substances on earth. The name "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamastos," meaning "invincible."
The value of a stone is determined by the "4 Cs" of cut, color, clarity and carat weight.
The cut is the factor that defines the brilliance of a diamond. Round brilliant cut is considered the "ideal" shape for a diamond because it maximizes a stone's sparkle.
Color indicates to the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. Colorless and near-colorless diamonds are the most valuable. There are even fancy natural colored diamonds in reds, pinks, blues, greens, yellows, browns and other colors. Fancies are valued for their depth of color.
Clarity of a diamond is based on the presence of surface or internal flaws within a diamond caused during its formation or during the cutting process. The fewer inclusions the diamond has, the more valuable the diamond will be.
The weight of a diamond is measured in carats (ct.). Each carat is divided into 100 points or approximately 200 milligrams.
Diamonds are simply crystallized carbon. With a ranking of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness diamonds are the hardest known substance on earth.
Since only diamonds can scratch other diamonds, it's important to wrap and store your diamond jewelry pieces separately.
Diamond is symbol of everlasting love. Mary of Burgundy is the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring, in 1477. And so began the tradition of presenting the diamond as a promise of marriage. A diamond is believed to bring its owner wealth and happiness as well as protection.
Diamond is the birthstone for April.
Solitaire Princess Cut Ring, Size 9

Price: $3,875 $1,495

PeridotPeridot derives its name from the Greek word "peridona", which means something "to give richness". Peridot is one of the few gemstones that come in one color only. Its color can vary over all shades of yellowish green and olive, and even to the brownish green, but most prized peridots are eye clean and have a deep, lime green color.
For ages people believed that peridot had the power to ward off evil spirits, nightmares and enchantments. It was also used as a medicine to treat asthma and other ailments. Its power was considered most powerful when the stone was set in gold.
Peridot is available in a range of sizes, shapes and color hues. The peridot is mostly faceted in classical table cuts, or in round, antique, as an octahedron or oval.
Peridot is the gemstone form of the mineral olivine. The vivid green color with the slight tinge of gold is caused by very fine traces of iron.
Peridot is relatively soft - only 6.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
Peridot is the birthstone for August.
Gemstone and DiamondDiamonds are among the most prized substances on earth. The name "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamastos," meaning "invincible."
The value of a stone is determined by the "4 Cs" of cut, color, clarity and carat weight.
The cut is the factor that defines the brilliance of a diamond. Round brilliant cut is considered the "ideal" shape for a diamond because it maximizes a stone's sparkle.
Color indicates to the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. Colorless and near-colorless diamonds are the most valuable. There are even fancy natural colored diamonds in reds, pinks, blues, greens, yellows, browns and other colors. Fancies are valued for their depth of color.
Clarity of a diamond is based on the presence of surface or internal flaws within a diamond caused during its formation or during the cutting process. The fewer inclusions the diamond has, the more valuable the diamond will be.
The weight of a diamond is measured in carats (ct.). Each carat is divided into 100 points or approximately 200 milligrams.
Diamonds are simply crystallized carbon. With a ranking of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness diamonds are the hardest known substance on earth.
Since only diamonds can scratch other diamonds, it's important to wrap and store your diamond jewelry pieces separately.
Diamond is symbol of everlasting love. Mary of Burgundy is the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring, in 1477. And so began the tradition of presenting the diamond as a promise of marriage. A diamond is believed to bring its owner wealth and happiness as well as protection.
Diamond is the birthstone for April.
Pendant in Yellow Gold with Chain

Price: $295 $149

Men's Onyx Gemstone Ring with DiamondDiamonds are among the most prized substances on earth. The name "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamastos," meaning "invincible."
The value of a stone is determined by the "4 Cs" of cut, color, clarity and carat weight.
The cut is the factor that defines the brilliance of a diamond. Round brilliant cut is considered the "ideal" shape for a diamond because it maximizes a stone's sparkle.
Color indicates to the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. Colorless and near-colorless diamonds are the most valuable. There are even fancy natural colored diamonds in reds, pinks, blues, greens, yellows, browns and other colors. Fancies are valued for their depth of color.
Clarity of a diamond is based on the presence of surface or internal flaws within a diamond caused during its formation or during the cutting process. The fewer inclusions the diamond has, the more valuable the diamond will be.
The weight of a diamond is measured in carats (ct.). Each carat is divided into 100 points or approximately 200 milligrams.
Diamonds are simply crystallized carbon. With a ranking of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness diamonds are the hardest known substance on earth.
Since only diamonds can scratch other diamonds, it's important to wrap and store your diamond jewelry pieces separately.
Diamond is symbol of everlasting love. Mary of Burgundy is the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring, in 1477. And so began the tradition of presenting the diamond as a promise of marriage. A diamond is believed to bring its owner wealth and happiness as well as protection.
Diamond is the birthstone for April.
1/7 (ctw) in Yellow and White Gold, Size 9.5

Price: $1,000 $495

DiamondDiamonds are among the most prized substances on earth. The name "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamastos," meaning "invincible."
The value of a stone is determined by the "4 Cs" of cut, color, clarity and carat weight.
The cut is the factor that defines the brilliance of a diamond. Round brilliant cut is considered the "ideal" shape for a diamond because it maximizes a stone's sparkle.
Color indicates to the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. Colorless and near-colorless diamonds are the most valuable. There are even fancy natural colored diamonds in reds, pinks, blues, greens, yellows, browns and other colors. Fancies are valued for their depth of color.
Clarity of a diamond is based on the presence of surface or internal flaws within a diamond caused during its formation or during the cutting process. The fewer inclusions the diamond has, the more valuable the diamond will be.
The weight of a diamond is measured in carats (ct.). Each carat is divided into 100 points or approximately 200 milligrams.
Diamonds are simply crystallized carbon. With a ranking of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness diamonds are the hardest known substance on earth.
Since only diamonds can scratch other diamonds, it's important to wrap and store your diamond jewelry pieces separately.
Diamond is symbol of everlasting love. Mary of Burgundy is the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring, in 1477. And so began the tradition of presenting the diamond as a promise of marriage. A diamond is believed to bring its owner wealth and happiness as well as protection.
Diamond is the birthstone for April.
Drop Pendant 1/2 Carat (ctw) in 14K White Gold with Chain

Price: $1,879 $849

RubyThe name 'ruby' was derived from the Latin word 'rubens', meaning 'red'. The most important thing about this precious stone is its color. It comes in a variety of shades ranging from purplish-red and bluish-red to orange-red. It is a very rare gemstone. The most prized rubies are intensely saturated, pure red with no overtones of brown or blue.
Red is the color of love. For ages rubies have symbolized passion and romance. The ruby express powerful feelings. A ring set with a ruby bears witness to that passionate, unbridled love that people feel can for each other. It is also the color of blood. The stone is symbol of courage and bravery.
Ruby is the red variety of corundum, of which the sapphire is also a variety. Pure corundum is colorless. For magnificent color of ruby are responsible slight traces of elements such as chrome, iron, titanium or vanadium. Only red corundum is entitled to be called ruby, all other colors being classified as sapphires. Whit hardness of "9" on the Mohs scale ruby is the second hardest material known after diamond.
Ruby is the birthstone for July.
Ring with DiamondDiamonds are among the most prized substances on earth. The name "diamond" comes from the Greek word "adamastos," meaning "invincible."
The value of a stone is determined by the "4 Cs" of cut, color, clarity and carat weight.
The cut is the factor that defines the brilliance of a diamond. Round brilliant cut is considered the "ideal" shape for a diamond because it maximizes a stone's sparkle.
Color indicates to the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. Colorless and near-colorless diamonds are the most valuable. There are even fancy natural colored diamonds in reds, pinks, blues, greens, yellows, browns and other colors. Fancies are valued for their depth of color.
Clarity of a diamond is based on the presence of surface or internal flaws within a diamond caused during its formation or during the cutting process. The fewer inclusions the diamond has, the more valuable the diamond will be.
The weight of a diamond is measured in carats (ct.). Each carat is divided into 100 points or approximately 200 milligrams.
Diamonds are simply crystallized carbon. With a ranking of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness diamonds are the hardest known substance on earth.
Since only diamonds can scratch other diamonds, it's important to wrap and store your diamond jewelry pieces separately.
Diamond is symbol of everlasting love. Mary of Burgundy is the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring, in 1477. And so began the tradition of presenting the diamond as a promise of marriage. A diamond is believed to bring its owner wealth and happiness as well as protection.
Diamond is the birthstone for April.
s in Yellow Gold, Size 6

Price: $450 $199