Image Credit: American Gem Society
April’s birthstone is diamond – a brilliant gemstone that doesn’t need much of an introduction.
The word diamond comes from the Greek word adamas, meaning indestructible (diamonds are the hardest naturally occurring substance on Earth – only diamonds can scratch another diamond!).
Aside from colourless diamonds, naturally occurring fancy-coloured diamonds are growing increasingly popular. These include yellow, orange, red, pink, blue, brown and green diamonds.
Learn more about diamonds in our series on the 4 Cs of diamonds – colour, clarity, cut and carat.
Learn more about the other birthstones