Diamond is the gemstone & birthstone associated with the month of April. Often recognised as a ‘colourless gemstone’ Diamond can also occur in a range of colours, including green, blue, yellow and red. Flawless & coloured or fancy diamonds of a good carat weight are rare and very valuable . It has been a popular gem in jewellery for Centuries for good reason. Being the hardest of gems they retain their brilliance even after years of wear. A family heirloom set with diamonds is often treasured as it is passed down the generations.
The brilliance of a diamond is due to the gem cutters skill, as it is cut to allow as much light to be reflected and refracted as that stone allows. That is why a diamond has such sparkle and scintillation. Diamonds are graded by the 4 Cs, which are colour, cut, clarity and carat weight. The better the colour, clarity and cut, the more the gem sparkles, and a bigger gem obviously sparkles the most.