April Birthstone: Shine Bright Like a Diamond
This month, diamonds are getting a little extra love. For all the Uneek women who have birthdays in April, diamond jewelry will carry an extra layer of meaning, though all can certainly enjoy the most loved gemstone at any time. As we celebrate the month of the diamond, we’re uncovering a few more details about woman’s best friend as well as some of our favorite diamond pieces so you can shine bright like your diamond.
People have adored this gem for centuries. Because of the diamond’s iconic hardness, it was heralded as a symbol of strength, invisibility and victory early on in history, though it has also been considered a symbol of perfection, wealth, courage and more. It is featured in many myths, legends and literature of various religions and societies and has evolved to symbolize strong, everlasting love today. The term “diamonds are forever” was coined with the belief that diamonds would make it difficult to break a couple’s bond, though it also alludes to the literal durability of the stone.
When looking for a diamond, focus on the 4 Cs — cut, color, carat and clarity — of diamonds to pick the best, most beautiful piece for you.
Cut: This will have the greatest influence on the diamond’s sparkle. When a diamond is cut properly, light will bounce off the top of it rather than out through the bottom (too shallow) or out the sides (too deep). This is the most important characteristic of your diamond, so we suggest selecting the highest quality cut possible. You can adjust the other Cs to achieve the ideal diamond for your taste and budget.
Color: After the sparkle, the color is the next thing you’ll notice about your diamond. The color grade of your diamond means how colorless it is. Ideally, you want a higher grade diamond so there’s no warm tint visible. To avoid a naturally yellow-tinted diamond, shoot for grade H or higher.
Carat: Mistakenly thought to mean the size of the diamond, the carat is actually the diamond’s weight. You should consider carat and cut quality together because the two — along with the shape (oval, emerald, round, etc.) you select — determine the size and beauty of the diamond. There is no ideal carat, so considering your style and budget is best when deciding what carat weight is right for you.
Clarity: Clarity refers to the natural flaws, or inclusions, your diamond has. They could be tiny speckles, indentations or clouds, but they are very difficult to detect with an untrained eye, so this C isn’t as significant as the others. Selecting at least VS1 grade should be sufficient.
Our Top Picks
This classic gem makes for a beautiful and significant gift for your loved one this month. Because they are so strong, they are great gems for everyday jewelry — whether a pendant, bracelet or ring. So if you’re shopping for a birthday this month or a different special occasion down the road, here are a few diamond pieces from our Uneek collections that we love.
The Us Collection
Photo: Style # SWUS821Y
The stackable wedding trend is huge right now, and we’re all about it. So much so that we’ve created imaginative, fashion-forward band styles that are designed to be mixed and matched to showcase each woman’s unique personality. These brand new rings come in several metals and feature exquisite details that highlight the diamonds in each piece.
Photo: Style #LVE930CUBS
Take your diamond piece to new heights by adding a pop of color to the mix. Delicate gemstones add elegance and drama to her look without distracting from the diamond’s beauty.
Uneek 18K White Gold Diamond Bracelet
For the woman who loves arm candy, we suggest this stunning style. It’s both dainty and bold and works with a variety of looks — from chic jeans to jumpsuits to cocktail dresses.
Uneek Cascade Collection Seven-Cluster Drop Necklace
Bottom necklace: Style # LVND0511W
Bangles and bands aren’t the only pieces that look lovely layered. These everyday necklaces look stunning together or alone and will make her stand out from the crowd everywhere she goes.
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