The April Birthstone
… “Shine bright like a diamond” … “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without” … “A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure” … “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend (& a man’s worst enemy)” … “The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond” … “Shine on you crazy diamond” …
……….& the list goes on & on! The subject of many a quote, diamonds are without a doubt the most well-known gemstone in the entire world! Diamond is also the birthstone for the month of April.
Info from ‘The Dan’:
Diamond is an unusual material is several ways!
It is the hardest naturally occurring material on the planet, but it has a nasty tendency to “cleave” or split along its growth lines when hit at exactly the right spot.
This is how pre-twentieth century “cutters” fashioned stones before modern technology arrived. Then, a diamond was not really cut;
it was purposefully split and then polished by rubbing one Diamond against another.
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Cubic Zirconia (“CZ’s”)
“Cubic zirconia (CZ) is the cubic crystalline form of zirconium dioxide (ZrO2).” – Wikipedia
Cubic Zirconia, or “CZ’s” are a man-made diamond simulant. They are much more affordable than a diamond, and are a very popular alternate April birthstone.
Moissanite is a diamond simulant, which means that its appearance closely resembles that of a diamond. It was first discovered by Henri Moissan, a French scientist, in 1893.
Moissanite is an excellent birthday gift for someone born in April!
…And that’s a wrap! Thanks so much for reading! Have a fabulous & well-accessorized day!
*blog post written by B for Westdale Jewellers*