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Saturday, April 01, 2017
The Diamond is April's Luxurious Birthstone
by Flaherty Jewelers
The Diamond is Aprils Luxurious Birthstone Although diamonds are normally associated with diamond rings and marriage engagements, it is also the official birthstone for April. Just as they are today, diamonds have been considered the royalty of gems for thousands of years.

Even though Alexander the Great first brought diamonds to Ancient Greece from India, diamond jewelry did not become popular until the fifteenth century, when diamonds could more easily be mined and trade routes could more readily supply Europe's royalty and landowners with diamond rings and diamond necklaces. The first engagement diamond ring was given in 1477 by the Archduke Maximillian of Austria to Mary of Burgundy. The origins of the diamond as a birthstone are unknown, although some scholars believe April's birthstone may have been white topaz before being changed to the diamond.

Because diamonds are one of the hardest substances, and the fact that this gem's name comes from the Greek for "invincible," it is natural that diamonds would be associated with the strong bonds of marriage. But as April's birthstone, giving diamond jewelry can also help you celebrate the strong bonds with that special loved one or close friend born in April.












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