*Facts about April Birthstone - Diamond*

Diamonds are the birthstone for the month of April, meaning that April-born ladies have an extra reason to ask for beautiful Diamond gifts.


To celebrate these wonderful Gems, we've rounded up 10 fun fatcs about Diamonds.

1, DIAMOND's form about 100 miles below the ground and have been carried to the earths surface over many years by deep volcanic erruptions.

2, DIAMOND's are the hardest natural substance known. The only thing you can scratch a DIAMOND with is another DIAMOND.

3, The word DIAMOND comes from the Greek word meaning Unbreakable.

4, To produce a single 1.00ct DIAMOND, 250 tons of earth must be mined.

5, Most DIAMONDS found in nature are between one to three billion years old.

6, The ancient Romans and Greeks believed that DIAMONDS were tears cried by the gods or splinters from falling stars, and Romans believed that Cupid’s arrows were tipped with DIAMOND's (perhaps the earliest association between diamonds and romantic love).

7, The largest DIAMOND ever found was the Cullinan at 3106 carats.

8, 80% of the world's DIAMOND's are not suitable for jewellery.

9,  DIAMOND's were first discovered in India and then Brazil.

10, Top quality DIAMOND'S and one off bespoke designs are found at Tom French Jewellery in Ascot.

Tom out front

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