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The stone of the month of April: Diamond

The stone of the month of April: Diamond

Every month, a stone and a story. The month of April is represented by "the Diamond".


Origin and composition of the diamond:

The diamond was produced exclusively in India and the Borneo region from its discovery until the 16th century. Then, those from Brazil established themselves on the Western market until the end of the 19th century. We discovered South African deposits and since then the majority of diamonds have come from Africa.

The purity of a diamond corresponds to an atomic structure characterized by a very particular orientation of the carbon atoms which constitute it.

Anatomy of a diamond:

the diamond anatomy

The table : the largest facet of a precious stone

The crown : the upper part of a diamond extending from the girdle to the table

Rondist : the intersection of the crown and the breech (culet) which defines the circumference of a diamond

Diameter : the measurement from one edge to the other of the girdle of a diamond

Colette : the facet at the tip of a precious stone. The favorite colette is not visible to the naked eye

Depth : the height of a gemstone measured from the crown to the table

Note that diamond is the hardest stone in the world.

Different diamond shapes

diamond shapes
Fancy cuts are less expensive than the round brilliant cut.
“Princess” shape:

The princess shape is very popular, it is the second best-selling size shape after the round brilliant. It is square or slightly rectangular in shape with pointed corners.

The princess cut generally offers a very beautiful shine and is mainly found set on rings, earrings or as a pendant.

“Pear” shape:

The pear shape is also very popular, it is the third best-selling diamond shape.

The pear diamond is a very good choice for setting it on an engagement ring or mounting it as a pendant.

Oval shape " :

The oval diamond is quite popular and can offer an interesting alternative to the round brilliant shape. An oval shape appears visually larger than other cut shapes, moreover when set on a ring, it allows refinement and lengthening fingers.

An oval diamond will be significantly less expensive than a round brilliant, so it is a very good choice for those on a tight budget.

Heart ” shape:

The heart size is popular, it symbolizes love and passion with its geometric heart shape.

The heart diamond generally has 56 to 60 facets. When properly cut and proportioned, the heart cut has a lot of shine and fire.

“Cushion” shape:

The cushion shape is quite popular, especially in recent years. This cushion cut consists of 58 to 64 facets and it has slightly rounded corners which gives it a shape similar to that of a pillow.

“Emerald” shape:

The emerald shape is popular and this type of diamond is very often set on an engagement ring.

The emerald diamond has a large table, so it is recommended to choose a very good color and clarity of an emerald cut diamond.

“Marquise” shape:

The marquise shape is not very popular, but it is an elegant shape with its 2 points on each side.

The marquise diamond has 56 to 60 facets, depending on how it is cut.

marquise diamond


- Spiritual domain, that is to say that of the human being with his intentions, his goals or his existential concerns: Invincibility

- Domain of the soul, dreams, of experience on the emotional level: promotes strength of character, loyalty to oneself

- Reason and the mental domain with ideas, convictions as well as the mode of thought and conscious action: allows you to be aware of your responsibilities and free from any prejudice

- Physical domain, the entire organism with the senses, organs and functions: strengthens the brain, nerves, sensory organs and blood vessels.

You know a little more about this beautiful and charming stone. Do you have one on your finger or as a pendant around your neck?

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