April’s Birthstone: Dazzling Diamond

diamond-sapphire-pendant-fred-meyer-jewelersWe all know diamonds are a girls’ best friend. For centuries only the elite or noble were able to afford and wear this precious gemstone. Did you know in the 13th century, Louis IX of France established a law reserving them only for kings? This however, changed as we developed mining techniques making diamonds more accessible to everyone. Here are some additional fun facts about diamonds:

  1. The earliest written account of diamonds dates back to around 500 B.C.
  2. Diamonds are essentially fireproof. To actually burn a diamond, it must be heated to 1292 degrees Fahrenheit!
  3. In it’s pure state, a diamond is colorless.
  4. Regarding carat weight: the word carat comes from the Carob Mediterranean tree whose seed was used for centuries as the standard of weighing precious stones.

diamond-fashion-ring-fred-meyer-jewelersWhether you’re looking for a gift to celebrate an April birthday or even just want to treat yourself, we have a large selection of diamond pieces that are sure to delight!



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: