Calling all April babies: it’s officially diamond season.
There is a reason they say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and looking at the gorgeous, sparkly stone — it is undoubtedly the most prized possessions of all the gemstones in this world. Those born in April, consider yourself lucky because you’ve got the richest beauty and strongest birthstone.
Diamonds are the hardest gemstone and are made of just one element: carbon. It’s the perfect gemstone to flaunt on any occasion and could be every women’s dreamy engagement ring.
According to the American Gems Society, a diamond’s structure makes it 58 times harder than anything existing in nature. Thus, only a diamond can cut a diamond due to its toughness, given that it scales a 10 on Mohs Hardness Scale. Their incredible shine has lured wearers for centuries heading back to as early as the fourth century BC in European countries. Here, diamonds were worn during battle for courage and strength. In India, many believe that the diamond was a real form of lightning on earth.
Interestingly, diamonds also come in several colours, including yellow, brown, red, pink, blue, and green. Also, fancy-coloured diamonds are often very desirable, and the colours are introduced in the gem laboratory. These are identified as “colour-treated” diamonds. Whilst their shade ranges in intensity from faint to vivid, the more intensely saturated the colour, the higher the value.
Diamond is a symbol of purity, faith, and eternal love which makes it the ultimate gemstone for wedding engagements. Its popularity needs no introduction. We have seen the most iconic diamond pieces of jewellery from Queen Elizabeth II’s Solitaire Diamond set to Victoria Beckham’s 3-carat diamond ring.
This year, we will, unfortunately, miss our Thai New Year’s festival due to serious circumstances that have taken over the country. But that doesn’t mean we can’t prepare for a celebration. Meanwhile, these jewellery collections can give us something to look forward to post-lockdown. We’ve chosen six ways you can flaunt a diamond and sparkle your way through self-quarantine. This season, shine bright like a diamond.
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Tiffany & Co.’s iconic design undergoes a makeover only to give us a more stylish look than ever. Once we glance over the pave diamonds, their striking radiance just makes our heart melt away. The Tiffany T1 Wide Diamond Ring is dipped in 18k rose gold with round brilliant diamonds, with a carat total weight of 0.54. This fashionable diamond ring represents a strong and perpetual power that brings a striking look no matter what the occasion.
Price: approx. THB 164,250
How gorgeous can it be to have three different coloured diamonds together? When we saw this stunning pair of earrings, we thought of the sparkling essence of sand when it shines under the sun. Don’t the trio of pave diamonds conjure up pictures of dreamy shores? Pomellato’s Earrings Sabbia comes in burnished and rhodium-plated rose gold diamonds, brown diamonds, and black diamonds treated. This beautiful adds a sophisticated look to any attire.
Price upon request
April babies, if your birthdays are coming, there’s no better gift than this diamond daisy necklace that speaks pure elegance. Annoushka’s Daisy Diamond necklace is crafted in 18ct white gold mounted with 0.69 ct sparkling diamonds. The beautiful design of a daisy brings simplicity and charm to any wearer. Wear this spectacular piece alone or pair it with a dazzling pair of diamond stud earrings — either way it’s here to make you shine.
Price: approx. THB 144,632
Let’s be honest, when we think of diamonds, we think of the classic stunning round-cut diamond ring that we secretly hope our better-half decides to gift us. Thai brand Jubilee Diamond’s solitaire round brilliant diamond ring in 18k gold is truly a masterpiece. Just at a glance, and we are mesmerised by its grand beauty. Jubilee Diamond creates bespoke diamond rings with your choice of diamond cut and weight and have it ready before the wedding bells ring.
Price upon request
Last but not the least, Cartier’s dazzling pair of earrings boast elegance like no other. This show-stopper pair of earrings features 158 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling 5.06 carats dipped in platinum. Cartier is certainly the queen of diamonds when it comes to beautifully-intricate designs. Pull out your evening gown and flaunt Cartier’s diamond earring for a red-carpet look.
Price: approx. THB 1,873,647