About the Materials
- Birthstone: April
- Anniversary: 60th and 75th
- Color: A wide range, from colorless to gray, white, blue, yellow, orange, red, green, pink, purple, brown and black. White diamonds are graded on a scale from D (colorless) to Z (light in color).
- From: Mostly found in Canada, Zimbabwe, Angola, Russia, Botswana, Congo, Australia, South Africa, Namibia, Ghana, Brazil. Starling diamonds come from re-purposed stones that are not newly mined or from Canada, South Africa, or Namibia which have the highest and most ethical mining standards.
- Facts & Lore: Diamonds are made of the element carbon arranged in a tetrahedrally bonded cubic crystal structure, making it the hardest naturally occurring substance on earth. Most diamonds are formed over one to three billion years, starting in the earth’s mantel. From 4th century B.C. until the 1700s, India was the only known source of diamonds. Hindus believed them to be gifts from the gods and Romans believed them to be splinters of fallen stars. A treasured stone since it was discovered, diamonds symbolize love and prosperity today.