The most renowned gemstone in all the world is the diamond and April’s birthstone. However, it is much more than a simple white stone.
“She who from April dates her years,
Diamonds shall wear, lest bitter tears
For vain repentance flow; this stone,
Emblem of innocence, is known.”*
From the Greek word “adamas” meaning “invincible,” diamonds are the hardest substance on Earth and come in a variety of colors. The Hope diamond (in the picture on the left) is quite famous for its blue brilliance. Color (as well as clarity, cut and carat weight) play a large role in the value of the stone. While most perfect stones are white diamonds without any tinge of color, red and blue diamonds, especially, are also very valuable when their color is bright and deep.