April birthstone jewellery gifts
Whether you're planning on proposing to your loved one, or you're on the search for April birthstone gifts for her, we have a wide variety of diamond jewellery for you to peruse here at AC Silver. When looking for April birthstone gifts, you've got a wealth of options to consider; we offer impressive diamond brooches, diamond necklaces, and more.
If you're looking for something a little more refined, view our collection of April birthstone stud earrings. Diamond stud earrings, are a great way of wearing your birthstone and they make a lovely gift. Easy to match and pair with other jewellery pieces, stud earrings always make a fabulous gift choice.
Diamond birthstone meaning
As diamonds are known for being spectacularly strong, this birthstone is believed to represent inner strength and courage. Diamond jewellery is also thought to enhance the wearer's relationships and encourage balance, clarity, and abundance.
Fittingly, as this is the gemstone most commonly chosen for engagement rings, the diamond is symbolic of eternal love, romance, and faithfulness.
Diamonds are also believed by many to be powerful healers and in the Middle Ages, in particular, they were thought to help cure diseases.
Today, diamonds are most often giving as a gift to a loved one. They represent significant and loving relationships and the strength and clarity of this stone symbolise unbreakable commitment. As well as being the most popular choice for engagement rings, diamond jewellery is also gifted on a couple's 60th wedding anniversary, showing the devotion, and ever-growing strength of their relationship.
Diamond jewellery history
Diamonds are generally thought to be as old as the earth itself. Their name derives from the Greek word adamas, meaning "invincible" and their popularity through the ages has certainly lived up to this title.
Both the Greeks and the Romans thought of diamonds as unbreakable. In Roman mythology, the gates of Hades, which can never be exited through, were believed to be made from diamonds. Later, in medieval Europe, diamonds were often referred to as 'tears of gods' and they were carried as an amulet into battle. During this time, many also believed that diamonds were formed from lightning bolts.
Although we closely associate diamonds with engagement rings, it hasn't always been the tradition to propose with a diamond ring. A diamond ring was first used as an engagement ring in 1477, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria presented one to Mary of Burgundy, thus starting a romantic tradition that we still enjoy today.
This tradition was cemented in 1947 when De Beers rolled out their 'diamonds are forever' marketing campaign, suggesting that sparkling diamonds should be the only option for an engagement ring. From this point onwards, proposing with a diamond became the done thing.
Those lucky enough to have a birthday in April can enjoy the privilege of having what many deem to be the "King of all Birthstones” - the diamond. Diamonds are perhaps the most beloved of all of the precious gemstones, with a rich history, romantic connotations, and an unrivalled sparkle. Within our diamond jewellery collections, we have a wonderful variety of potential diamond birthstone gifts, whether you're looking for a dazzling diamond ring or an enchanting necklace. Discover our range today or find out more about the history of diamonds.