Do you know an April babe, maybe you’re one yourself…or wish you were so you could have diamond as your birthstone! Don't get it twisted though, we love all stones equally.
Sparkly Facts About Diamonds:
- comes from the Greek word “adamas”, which means invisible
- ancient cultures believed diamonds gave them strength + courage
- form in the Earth’s mantle, and brought to the surface for mining through volcanic eruptions
- made up of carbon atoms
- appear in a variety of colors including black, blue, grey, orange, pink, red, white + yellow
- diamond’s color vary based on other elements present during formation
- 10 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale - the hardest known natural substance
- only another diamond can cut or scratch a diamond
- our red diamonds come from the Argyle Mine in Western Australia
- most of AR's diamonds come from Australia, Brazil + Canada, but diamonds cam be found on all 7 continents
How to Care For Your Diamond Birthstone:
Even though diamonds are considered pretty durable, we still want to take precautions to keep their brilliance. We highly recommend removing your diamond jewelry before any sort of rigorous activity like working out or swimming. Even when you’re washing the dishes or taking a shower…and most definitely before you go to sleep.
Storing Your Diamonds
When it comes to storing your diamond pieces try to keep them separate from your other jewelry…especially other diamonds since we know diamonds can scratch other diamonds. A padded jewelry box or soft bag works great as storage.
Cleaning Your Diamonds
And don’t forget to clean your jewelry to keep it bright and sparkly. You can wipe off the diamond with a lint-free cloth, or try our own jewelry cleaning kit that comes with a cleaning solution and a soft toothbrush. Please do NOT dip any Alexis Russell piece in other jewelry cleaners or solutions. This may cause corrosion and permanent damage to the metal.
Shop Your Birthstone With Us
When you think of diamond as the April birthstone we typically think of white diamonds. But that’s not the case. Diamonds actually come in a range of colors, from black to red to salt and pepper, and even yellow and green! Here’s a few of our diamond faves and our teams to celebrate your April babe!