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Diamond Birthstone

BirthstoneLong_DiamondApril: Diamond

“She who from April dates her years,
Diamonds shall wear, lest bitter tears
For vain repentance flow; this stone,
Emblem of innocence, is known.”

—Gregorian Birthstone Poems

 

The birthstone of April is the Diamond… every girl’s best friend!  Diamonds are the most precious of gems, and an obvious symbol of love and romance.

To present a diamond engagement ring in the hope of marriage is a tradition started with the Archduke Maximilian of Austria who presented his Lady, Mary of Burgundy a diamond ring for her hand in marriage.

The hardest of all gemstones, Diamonds can come in many colours from clear to champagne, blue, cognac and, of course, pink diamonds.