The stars must have aligned to create an April birthstone so sublime.
Diamond, the April birthstone, needs a little introduction. It is, after all, the single most coveted precious stone in the world – not to mention, the object of many an engagement fantasy. But what exactly is it about the sparkly stone that makes it such a prize?
The answer lies in the stone’s rarity, toughness, and, above all, exceptional beauty.
Read on for the most sparkling diamond jewelry gifts for an April birthday!
Color: The April Birthstone
Diamonds’ coloring runs the gamut from totally colorless to quite colorful. The vast majority of diamonds exist on a spectrum of yellowish to colorless. Some people like the warmth of a slightly yellow diamond, especially when complemented with a warm jewelry metal, like a yellow or rose gold setting. However, most prefer the glacial quality of a colorless diamond, which is far rarer.
A popular alternative to colorless diamonds, fancy color diamonds come in a range of natural hues including yellow and pink. Colors at the vivid end of the spectrum are quite rare and, therefore, more valuable.
Toughness: The April Birthstone
Diamonds are tough. Really tough. Like the-hardest-mineral-on-Earth tough. Being virtually indestructible has its advantages, of course. Diamonds do not require much maintenance to keep them looking like new. They also retain their polish for a very long time, making them equally suitable for everyday wear and special occasions. Ironically, the only thing capable of scratching a diamond is another diamond, so it’s best to store diamond jewels separately.
Sparkle: The April Birthstone
Diamonds have a refractive index of 2.42, as well as a faceting pattern that efficiently returns light. The sparkle that we see with our own eyes is a result of 3 main factors: brilliance (reflected white light), fire (refracted color), and scintillation (surface sparkle).
Additionally, a diamond’s cut contributes to its impressive sparkle. A well-proportioned and symmetrical stone will display maximal fire and brilliance. Why? It ensures that light hits that particular stone in all the right places.
Three Prong Martini Round Brilliant Diamond Earrings
The diamonds in these martini-style studs sit perfectly flush in their settings, making them appear to float on the ear. These diamond-forward earrings are heavy on the sparkle, yet minimal enough to be worn in absolutely any occasion.
Quote: ‘Very satisfied with the quality of the settings and diamonds. The three-prong martini setting is a very delicate setting but feels sturdy and it sits well on the earlobe. Highly recommend!’ -Joana C.
Four Prong Diamond Tennis Bracelet
The ultimate in classy sparkle. Slip this yellow gold diamond tennis bracelet onto your wrist and get ready to turn heads. This diamond-studded bracelet is stunning enough to be the centerpiece of your jewelry collection, yet simple enough to stack alongside a variety of diamond bracelet styles.
Quote: ‘The bracelet was full of sparkly and clear diamonds that looked huge. I misjudged how eye-catching this piece would be. If you want bling, this bracelet definitely delivers. Very pleased with my first experience with James Allen.’ – Nancy P.
Open Luxe Diamond Bracelet
This stylish bracelet features a unique open design studded with 6 baguette-shaped diamonds and 16 round-cut diamonds! The perfect diamond jewelry piece for when you want to make a statement on the down-low.
Quote: ‘The bracelet is very pretty and my wife loved it!’ – Ron P.
Modern Tulip Diamond Engagement Ring
The tulip-inspired basket, with its softly draping lines and defined petals, is the crowning glory of this simple-yet-graceful engagement ring. This solitaire ring features a basket decorated with open leaf-inspired patterns that allow light to shine through. The rounded band is super comfortable. The more you wear it, the less you’ll want to take it off!
Quote: ‘The ring is absolutely beautiful, and exceeded my expectations. My fiancée loves it, and is so proud to show it to everybody. She comments everyday about how beautiful it is.’ – TIm L.
Floral Halo Engagement Ring
Shaped like a flower in full bloom, this ring’s halo does a fabulous job of framing the center diamond and bringing out its brilliance.
Petite Pavé Engagement Ring
Have a gander at one of our most popular ring styles! This petite pavé engagement ring is a natural wonder in its own right. The ring’s pavé band is studded with petite, semi-exposed diamonds, maximizing the amount of light that hits their many, many facets and increasing this ring’s overall sparkle.
Quote: ‘The petite pavé engagement ring I purchased for my fiancée couldn’t have made her any happier! The detail and overall quality of this ring blew both of us away.’ – Alex L.
The Fishtail Diamond Ring
A simple diamond ring is the perfect way to celebrate any significant life milestone: a birthday, graduation, promotion, or anything you deem diamond-worthy. This thin-banded stunner is blooming with 8 round brilliant diamonds, mounted smoothly in scalloped chevron prongs for a sturdy setting that’s ideal for daily wear. This is a piece of durable diamond jewelry that will stand up to anything you throw at it throughout your hectic day.
Quote: ‘I ordered this band to go with my solitaire engagement ring and I love it! This band is very thin. I love the look of it.’ – Emily M.
Diamond Cluster Butterfly Ring
A customer-favorite diamond ring with a unique 1:2 diamond pattern reminiscent of whimsical butterflies. More diamonds = more facets = more sparkle. And that’s something we can all get behind! No wonder this diamond ring is one of our more popular designs. Plus, this diamond-heavy ring is actually extremely wearable. It lies flat against the wearer’s skin for a super-comfortable fit.
Quote: ‘This ring is packed with glitter! It’s a great flashy look for a reasonable price and gives the illusion of bigger diamonds from a distance.’ – Lorraine B.
Bezel-Set Diamond Pendant Necklace
This pendant necklace features a minimalist bezel setting that securely holds your chosen diamond, so your necklace will withstand thorough daily wear. However, this classic mounting is anything but traditional. It features an important twist: open sides to allow light to hit your chosen diamond’s side facets and bring out its glitter. This necklace is ideal for yellow gold lovers.
Quote: ‘I am very picky and this is my perfect solitaire necklace! The back on the mounting is designed to help a diamond lay flat and to keep the culet from poking you. The chain is very fine and the diamond in my setting is dazzling to wear due to the superb cut.’ – Rachael T.
Four Prong Diamond Pendant Necklace
A simple, yet gorgeous, diamond pendant that will quickly become a diamond jewelry wardrobe staple. This white gold necklace complements most necklines, and can easily be layered with other necklace styles. The four-prong setting exposes the sides of the center diamond, allowing light to hit from every angle and increasing your pendant’s shine.
Quote: ‘More incredible than I could have hoped! I have to say, I am so impressed! This design is just perfect and really lets the diamond “shine”, literally and figuratively.’ – Maggie L.
An April Birthstone to Call Your Own
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