Cutting and shaping gemstones were believed to have originated in Europe around the 1300s. The research revealed evidence of diamond-cutting in Venice as early as 1330. Rings were used as seals and signified the wearer’s importance and wealth. The word “diamond” is believed to have originated from the Greek word “adamastos”, which means “invincible.” Diamonds are strong, beautiful, and truly unique in their composition. Unlike other gemstones, diamond is composed of a single element: carbon. Trace elements are minute, but they can impact the color and shape of every diamond stone.
Happy Birthday, April
No one is sure of why specific birth-months became associated with gemstones. One theory is from the biblical times, a priest’s breastplate was decorated with 12 different-colored gems. Those gems became linked to zodiac months. Wearing a different colored stone each month was said to bring good luck to its wearer, and each one was associated with certain magical powers. In 1912, the American National Association of Jewelers released an official list and started assigning gems to their months. This became the birthstone list we use today.
Diamond Rings Symbolize Commitment for Life
In 1947, diamond rings became the symbol of lifelong commitment. A diamond ring was possibly the first financial investment a couple made, and it represented strength and never-ending love.
Everything Old Can Be New Again
Diamond rings are appropriate for every occasion, whether it’s April or any other month of the year. Diamond rings speak volumes on various occasions, such as birthdays and anniversaries. Today’s couples are careful with their money and sometimes forgo engagement rings for diamond wedding bands. Engagement diamond rings can be unique and budget-conscious. Many couples are gifted with grandmother’s diamond ring or other jewelry pieces and have them recrafted into beautiful and meaningful wearable art. Diamonds are meant to be seen. If you have some jewelry you never wear, including diamond pendants, rings, necklaces, or bracelets, consider creating customized jewelry. Love just like diamonds, can change but can last forever.
Florida Diamond Professionals: Contact Les Olson Jewelers For Diamond Rings
Les Olson Jewelers has diamond jewelry and other wearable art that is created with care and precision. For over 25 years, our jewelry store in Palm Harbor has worked hard to earn our reputation for reliability and trust. Call (727) 785-9624 today for diamond care and to schedule a free diamond consultation today. We can also teach you about the 4 C’s of diamonds!