1 April 2016

Diamonds: April's Birthstone

Those of us born in April are fortunate enough to have the most valuable precious stone as their birthstone - the diamond. You have good reason to request sparkling diamonds as a gift this month, or to just simply treat yourself! 

The ancient Romans and Greeks believed that diamonds were tears cried by the gods, or splinters from falling stars, and Romans believed that Cupid’s arrows were tipped with diamonds (perhaps the earliest association between diamonds and romantic love).

It is clear to see why diamonds are a girl's best friend! At Grays there is no shortage of dazzling diamonds - we are of course world famous for engagement rings - and we have rounded up a few examples of the stunning pieces our dealers have on offer.

Cartier gold and diamond bracelet, offered by Anthea AG Antiques Ltd

Gold, platinum and diamond Ring, c1900, offered by Diem

Edwardian diamond ring with emeralds, c1910, offered by Emmy Abe

Victorian gold on silver diamond opening heart locket, c1880. Offered by John Joseph

Victorian 18ct yellow gold large opal ring, surrounded by a border of old-cut diamonds, offered by Spectrum

A striking twelve band cocktail ring made in 18ct black & white gold, set with more than 5.5 carats of fine white and fancy yellow brilliant cut diamonds. Offered by Gilded Lily

Vintage French diamond & Platinum Cocktail Ring, with a 1ct centre, offered by Robin Haydock

Victorian diamond necklace suite, offered by Robin Haydock

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