April Birthstone: Diamond

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Diamonds

The April birthstone is a diamond! Diamonds, while not indestructible, are the hardest gem of all. They are the hardest material on earth, 58 times harder than anything else in nature. The only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond.

Diamonds are made of just one element: carbon. They form under high temperature and pressure conditions that exist only about 100 miles beneath the earth’s surface. These conditions also determine the unique look of each diamond. Most diamonds are over a billion years old.

Diamond

It takes a lot of work to mine diamonds. In fact, the average yield in most diamond mines is 1 part diamond to 1 million parts host rock. The diamond you have is one in a million! 

Come in and take a look at our beautiful diamond selection or let us help you find the perfect diamond for you!

 Source: GIA

About the Author

Bill HriskoBill Hrisko graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate and Human Resource Management and a Minor in Retail. He then attended The Citadel where he obtained his Masters of Business Administration. Through GIA (Gemological Institute of America), Bill has completed numerous classes in grading and appraising colored stones and diamonds and has obtained the following designations: Accredited Jewelry Profession (AJP) and Graduate in Diamonds. Bill and his wife Stephanie opened Unforgettable in 2008.View all posts by Bill Hrisko

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