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A Diamond Pendant Is The Perfect Anniversary Gift This Year

When selecting an anniversary gift, there are tons of guides that suggest different elements for different years. Paper, wood, silver, and gold are popular choices for different anniversaries. However, the diamond anniversary doesn’t appear until the 50th anniversary (or much later) depending on who you ask. Diamonds, though, are definitely a girl’s best friend. For this reason and many more, a diamond pendant is the perfect anniversary gift for any year.

The Tradition of The Necklace

In ancient cultures, the gift of a necklace was a statement of love. The Romans, for example, used necklaces instead of engagement rings. This is one reason that a diamond pendant makes such a great anniversary gift. In addition to being a beautiful present, there is great history and meaning behind giving someone a necklace. Additionally, presenting your wife with a diamond necklace allows her to expand her jewelry box. When it comes to diamonds, there is no such thing as “too many” which means they are always an acceptable gift. Even if you gave her diamond earrings last year, a pendant will still make an excellent anniversary gift.

Upgrade The Engagement Ring Diamond

While the diamond ring is now the engagement standard, that first diamond isn’t always perfect. In fact, a popular anniversary gift is often to upgrade the size of the diamond on the engagement ring. Although many jewelers offer diamond upgrade pricing, there is another option for replacing the diamond: an anniversary pendant. Instead of selling or trading in the original diamond, have a necklace custom made. This allows her to keep the diamond that made her say “Yes!” while also allowing for a larger diamond on her current ring. This is a best of both worlds solution, and it is an excellent option for a major anniversary.

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An excellent anniversary gift idea is upgrading the diamond in her ring and using the original diamond on a necklace

 

To learn more about diamond pendants, visit the Adiamor Pendant Guide today!

 

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The Diamond Is April’s Birthstone

Each month of the year has an associated gemstone. Relating to the twelve zodiac signs, these gems allegedly hold mystical properties. As time passed, the gemstones of each month became known as birthstones, and wearing birthstone jewelry supposedly brings the wearer good luck. In 1912, the United States adopted a standardized list of birthstones. However, to reflect new gemstones, some changes have been made over the years. Nevertheless, April has perhaps the most popular gemstone as the diamond is April’s birthstone.

The Diamond’s Romantic History

Diamonds are known all over the world for their majestic sparkle. This is known in the industry as fire and brilliance. Due to their natural beauty, diamonds have been prized possessions since early in human history. While ancient cultures initially recognized the diamond for its strength, diamonds became associated with romance during the Roman empire. Some ancient Romans believed that the tips of Cupid’s arrows were made of diamonds. This is probably the earliest connection between diamonds and love. The Romans also considered diamonds to be the most valuable item on the planet. This is a thought held by many today.

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The diamond is April’s birthstone

The Many Characteristics of Diamonds

In addition to their hardness and beauty, diamonds have many other unique characteristics. Diamonds are composed of only one element: carbon. The crystallization of diamonds takes place over millions of years and requires an immense amount of pressure. As the earth’s core presses carbon into diamonds, finding colorless diamonds used for fine jewelry makes them even more rare. While nearly $9 billion dollars worth of diamonds are mined each year, nearly 80% are used for industrial purposes. This includes the making of drill bits, saws, and other construction applications. Therefore, when diamonds are used in jewelry, they are the highest quality gemstones available.

The Power of Birthstones

In ancient history, birthstones were important elements of protection. This included the use of prized gemstones to create breastplates and shields. As history progressed, the view of birthstones altered to match modern customs. The modern use of birthstones no longer involves the creation of shields, but it does continue through their use in fine jewelry.  Today, birthstones allegedly bring good fortune to those who wear them. If you are looking for the perfect fine jewelry for someone born in April, Adiamor has an extensive collection of bracelets, earrings, and pendants made with April’s birthstone. Additionally, you can even create your own piece of diamond jewelry for a completely unique look.

Have a favorite piece of diamond jewelry that you wear to celebrate your birth month? Let us know in the comments!