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April’s birthstone is the ever-brilliant and ever-radiant diamond!

Diamonds were first discovered in India during the 4th century BC and have been known as the primary April birthstone since the Middle Ages. The name “diamond” comes from the Greek word “adamas” meaning invincible or indestructible.

While India was the original source of diamonds, they are now found in many countries, such as Brazil, Canada, Russia, South Africa, Australia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, China, Namibia, Lesotho, and Botswana.

While almost everyone is familiar with diamonds, there are a few fun facts about them that may surprise you! Read more below to learn more about April’s fabulous birthstone!


  • Diamonds can come in a number of different colors. This is due to various impurities appearing within them.
  • Diamonds are typically found over 100 miles below the surface of the Earth! However, over time, many have been carried closer to the surface through underground volcanic activity.
  • It takes 1-3 billion years for a natural diamond to form!
  • Diamonds are the strongest substance on the planet. Despite their incredible strength, diamonds may still be scratched, so it’s important to treat them with care!
  • Around 80% of un-earthed diamonds are used for industrial purposes, not for jewelry applications. Their hardness makes them ideal for cutting tools.
  • There are even diamonds in space! Scientists have discovered white dwarf stars, which are stars very much like our own sun except that they have used up all their nuclear fuel, with massive diamond cores!

Joslin’s Jewelry has Kansas City’s best selection of stunning diamonds and jewelry pieces featuring elegant cuts and dazzling clarities! From diamond studs to unique pendants and bracelets – and of course loose stones for engagement rings – there is something at Joslin’s to make anyone’s April birthday or any other special event that much brighter!

Visit Joslin’s Jewelry today and explore the gorgeous diamond collection in person!