April Birthstones:
Engagement Ring Inspiration

With the onset of spring, we welcome the radiant beauty of April birthstone rings, embracing the timeless splendor of diamonds. Diamonds, representing purity, strength, and eternal love, take center stage as nature blossoms around us. Whether you're commemorating an April birthday or enthralled by the brilliance of these gems, we’ve put together everything you need to know to create your own meaningful April birthstone ring.

April Birthstone History

Diamonds have fascinated humanity for centuries. The word "diamond" itself is derived from the Greek word "adamas," meaning invincible. This is a testament to the stone's incredible hardness, unmatched by any other natural gemstone. Ancient civilizations believed diamonds were gifts from the gods, possessing mystical powers and bestowing strength and courage upon their wearers.

Ancient Hindus considered diamonds to be teardrops of gods, while the ancient Greeks believed that diamonds were splinters of stars fallen to Earth. In Hindu mythology, they were associated with the planet Venus and represented cosmic energy. The Romans, too, admired diamonds and considered them to be talismans, bringing strength and bravery to warriors in battle.

In the Middle Ages, diamonds symbolized wealth, power, and bravery, and were a favorite for adorning the crowns, jewelry, and ceremonial objects of kings and queens. But diamonds were not just symbols of wealth; they were also believed to have healing properties. Today, diamonds continue to be highly valued, representing love, commitment, and luxury. They have become synonymous with engagement rings, symbolizing eternal love and the promise of a shared future.

The tradition of the diamond engagement ring as a symbol of love and commitment dates back to 1477 when Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy. This gesture marked the beginning of a tradition that has endured through centuries and cultures, solidifying the diamond ring as a universal symbol of love and betrothal.

In the modern era, celebrities often set trends in engagement rings. One particularly notable ring belonged to Hollywood actress Grace Kelly, who became Princess Grace of Monaco. Her engagement ring, given to her by Prince Rainier III, featured a stunning 10.47-carat emerald-cut diamond with two baguette diamonds on the sides, creating an elegant and timeless design. This iconic ring not only reflected the glamour of Hollywood but also became a symbol of a real-life fairy tale.

April Birthstone Color, Symbolism, & Alternates

White diamonds, also known as colorless diamonds, are prized for their pure and transparent appearance. The absence of color in white diamonds is caused by the lack of nitrogen and other trace elements during the diamond's formation process deep within the Earth's mantle. A completely pure and structurally perfect diamond is perfectly transparent and colorless. Even the tiniest traces of impurities can influence the diamond's color grade, shifting it from colorless to near-colorless or faint yellow.

Throughout history, diamonds have held deep symbolism across cultures. They are seen as a representation of love’s endurance and purity, making them a popular choice for engagement rings. In ancient times, diamonds were believed to possess mystical powers, providing strength, courage, and protection to their wearers. Today, they are universally recognized as symbols of commitment, endurance, and unbreakable bonds.

While colorless diamonds are classic and timeless, colored diamonds offer a unique and vibrant alternative for non-traditional April birthstone rings. Diamonds occur in various colors, including shades of yellow, brown, blue, green, pink, and even red. Choosing a colored diamond for an April birthstone ring allows for a truly personalized and meaningful piece of jewelry. Each color carries its symbolism, allowing the wearer to express their unique personality and values through their chosen gemstone.

April Birthstone Characteristics

Understanding the unique characteristics of diamonds is essential to appreciating their timeless allure and making an informed choice when selecting the perfect diamond for your birthstone ring.


Diamonds are renowned for their exceptional hardness, making them the hardest natural gemstone on Earth. With a perfect hardness rating of 10 on the Mohs scale, diamonds are ideal for all types of jewelry, including engagement rings that endure daily wear.

Rarity & Origin

The most prized diamonds are sourced from various regions, including South Africa, Botswana, Australia, and Russia. Diamonds are formed deep within the Earth's mantle under intense heat and pressure over millions of years. The rarity of high-quality diamonds, combined with their enduring appeal, contributes to their value and desirability.


The value of a diamond is determined by the 4Cs: carat weight, color, clarity, and cut. Carat weight refers to the size of the diamond, with larger stones commanding higher prices. Colorless or near-colorless diamonds are more valuable, and the absence of internal flaws (clarity) enhances their worth. A well-cut diamond reflects light brilliantly, creating the characteristic sparkle that diamonds are famous for.


While diamonds are typically untreated, some diamonds undergo enhancements to improve their color and clarity. Techniques such as laser drilling and fracture filling are used to minimize visible flaws and enhance the overall appearance of the stone. When buying a diamond, it is crucial to ask about any treatments applied to the stone to ensure you are making a well-informed choice. Treated diamonds are almost always discounted compared to non-treated diamonds.


Diamonds are relatively low-maintenance gems, but they still require regular care to maintain their brilliance. Regular cleaning with mild soap and warm water, along with gentle brushing, will keep your diamond jewelry sparkling. You’ll also want to schedule regular maintenance checks with a trusted jeweler to make sure the setting is secure and no damage has been inflicted on the diamond.

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Shopping for Diamonds

When shopping for diamonds, there are essential factors to consider, each influencing the gem's overall value and appeal significantly.

Cut: The cut of a diamond is paramount, influencing its brilliance and sparkle. Select a well-cut diamond to ensure it reflects light in a manner that enhances its beauty. Diamonds with an excellent or ideal cut exhibit a stunning play of light, maximizing their visual allure and overall magnificence.

Carat Weight: The size of the diamond is a pivotal consideration and should align with both your preference and budget. Larger diamonds, while valuable, come with a higher price tag, making it essential to strike a balance between size and affordability.

Color: Color is all about your preference. Higher color grades will appear more colorless and that can be accentuated with a cool tone metal. Lower color grades offer a beautiful warmth that can be enhanced with a warm metal tone.

Clarity: Focus on internal flaws or inclusions. Seek diamonds with minimal imperfections; flawless or internally flawless diamonds are exceedingly rare and command exceptional value due to their pristine nature and aren’t necessary for a beautiful diamond.

April Birthstone Engagement Rings

When it comes to designing a diamond engagement ring, the possibilities are as limitless as your imagination. Opting for a non-traditional diamond can spur a lot of creativity for a unique ring.

In Brixton, a radiant cut yellow diamond is flanked by trillion cut white diamonds for an unexpected, yet classic look. And Amani showcases a gorgeous gray diamond on a split shank, wave-like band dotted with sparkly diamonds.

For those enchanted by the romance of bygone eras, vintage-inspired diamond engagement rings are a timeless choice. Lebow is a classic vintage-inspired look with a round brilliant cut center stone atop a peekaboo halo with extra side stones. Charleen features a marquise cut diamond set in a rose gold band dotted with diamonds and milgrain.

You can also enhance the natural element of a diamond and celebrate the organic beauty that surrounds us with a nature-inspired ring. Shanel features a twisting rope band dotted with diamonds leading to a floral basket propping up a lovely princess cut diamond. Mylex embodies a modern aesthetic with a gorgeous pear cut diamond on a smooth yellow gold band that features a split shank leading to subtle leaf-like prongs.

The allure of diamonds transcends mere elegance; it's a testament to your inner strength and the bright future that awaits. Dive into the world of April birthstone rings and adorn yourself with the timeless beauty that signifies not only your birth month, but also your unique journey and the boundless love that surrounds you.

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