Diamond, the Birthstone of April


Custom Diamonds and Pink Sapphire Ring by Kris Averi


Diamond is the birthstone of the month of April and is also the birthstone for the founder of Kris Averi.

The word “Diamond” comes from the Greek word adamas which translates to “unbreakable”. They have been documented as early as 4th century BCE being found in streams and rivers in India. In 300BCE diamonds were used to engrave OTHER gemstones. By the 1400s they were worn by European elites with the first diamond engagement ring on record was from the Austrian Archduke Maximillian to Mary of Burgundy. One of the most famous diamonds, the Hope Diamond, is believed to have been found in India and purchased by King Louis XIV in 1664. Diamonds were discovered in Brazil in the 1700s and in South Africa in the 1860s bringing us into the modern age of diamonds.

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Spiritual Meanings

A poet once wrote, the diamond warded off the “evil eye”, which was believed to cause illness and poverty. Some say it has healing powers being the cure for poison and a protection against the plague, but these may be linked to the diamonds connection to the elite who had access to more medicines and money.

Spiritually, the diamond is believed to be connected to the heart and third eye chakras.  It enhances other stones and is known for facilitating awakening of one’s higher capabilities. Diamonds intensify one’s emotional state allowing them to work through old issues and manifesting goals and dreams. This makes it a wonderful choice for an engagement stone, assisting the wearing in working through the “old” to embrace what comes next.

Custom Platinum Diamond Ring by Kris Averi


Color & Materials

Diamonds weight is measured in carats (or Karats) and the largest documented diamond, the Cullinan diamond, weighs 3,106 carats! Being formed billions of years ago, natural diamonds occur between 90 and 120 miles beneath the earth’s surface and are cubic crystals of pure carbon. They take time, pressure, and temperatures between 1652-2372 Fahrenheit to form.


Diamonds come in a variety of colors as well! Though the most common is clear, they also appear in shades of blue, pink, red, orange, green, yellow, brown, and even “Salt and Pepper”. Yellow and brown are the most common colored diamonds found. “Salt and Pepper” diamonds refer to diamonds that have specs of white and black crystals that form in them giving them a unique speckled appearance.

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Cleaning & Care

Diamonds have a Mohs Hardness scale rating of 10 making it one of the hardest substances! These are durable for cleaning in an ultrasonic cleaner an it is good to have it cleaned and inspected by  jeweler to maintain it's quality over time. 

If your diamond has been treated or has inclusions, it is best to clean with a link-free cloth and mild soapy water and a soft toothbrush.

Custom Diamond and Platinum Engagement Ring Set by Kris Averi

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