In our collective psyche, diamonds are a lot of things. Diamonds are forever, she gave me diamonds and pearls, diamonds are a girl’s best friend (whereas ‘man’s best friend is a dog !). But today, we are focusing on just one of the amazing properties of these tightly bonded matrices of carbon … the fact that they are the birthstone for every boy and gal born in April! Today we check out some of the new, amazing, popular and completely classic products utilising diamonds in store, great for April birthstone jewelry gifts.
Diamonds are most often used in very classical-style pieces in store at Gilletts, and the gold heart necklace at the beginning of the article is a great example! Yellow gold, 18ct, with three brilliant cut white diamonds. The chain for the pendant is included (a 40cm long chain which will sit nice and high on the collarbone to be shown off!), and is made of 18ct gold also. It’s a beautiful romantic gift – and if you have a new relationship and don’t have a good idea of her preferences yet, a classical piece like this is ideal. Pricing is better than you might think, as well!
The Pandora diamond ring at right is just as sleek, chic and classically styled, but much more affordable. You actually get around the same diamond weight in this piece as in the pendant above (0.03ct), but because of the sterling silver used as a base instead of 18ct gold, you are paying around half the price. This is a beautiful gift for girls that like simplicity in their elegance – there are several matching pieces throughout the Pandora range, including an alternate bubble design ring, drop and stud earrings and bracelet charms.
You’ll also find quite a few non-standard designs incorporating diamonds – the inclusion of these very traditional stones helps ’soften’ a design that’s a bit off the wall! These heart diamond stud earrings are a good example – the overall effect is quite mild, but the shaping and gemstone placement is definitely unusual. They are a dainty 0.5cm in length – perfect for girls who can never be bothered taking their earrings out for bed (guilty!).
On the border between utterly traditional, and very, very out-there, is the Pandora gold charm at right, with its matrix design and 0.05ct of black instead of white diamonds. The birthstone for April is simply the diamond – no additional colour boundaries imposed – so this is within ‘the rules’, just as all the other products are! If your loved one already has a Pandora bracelet, this makes for an awesome showpiece charm. If you’re starting a bracelet for her, grab quite a few spacers – this charm is worthy of a lot of attention!
If you’re guy-buying this April (buying for a guy, that is … rather than purchasing an actual male ), the Hot Diamonds range has possibly the largest and most modern collection of diamond jewelry for men. The Sprint ring pictured, along with the pendant, are two of the more unique and individual pieces form the range. The Sprint ring is a stunning 11mm from top to bottom, and features three brilliant cut white diamonds in the surface. The pendant has just one diamond, and s great value – the chain pictured is included with the pendant (very few products have this added bonus!), and the sterling silver has been rhodium plated. The rhodium is similar to platinum, and the plating helps ensure that the pendant stays shiny and tarnish-free for quite a while.
It isn’t only standard jewelry that allows you to indulge in the luxury of diamonds (at least, through your birthday guy or girl!). The Emporio Armani watch at right features diamond hour markers on the gunmetal face – the entire piece is so deliciously smooth and shiny, it seems like liquid. The watch comes with a 2 year warranty, and just like the diamonds on its surface, is tougher than it looks – it is 50m water resistant and made entirely of stainless steel. Apart from the diamonds, of course!
The diamonds are a subtle addition to the Citizen perpetual calendar Eco-Drive watch at right, but end up being one of the features that the wearer appreciates most! Even more so than the Armani model, this watch is tough as nails … or tough as diamonds. It comes with a huge five year warranty (just like all Citizen’s Eco-Drive products), and is suitable for swimming as well as the doing the dishes. It also features a perpetual calendar function and non-reflective crystal for ease of outdoor use. Is there anything it doesn’t do? Not really .
There are literally hundreds of diamond jewelry gifts for April birthdays on site. While there are some true luxury pieces available, it is possible to find diamond jewelry products for as little as $50! Have a browse through the collection, and enjoy buying a gift that is ‘forever’.