April's Birthstone is our favourite - can you guess what it is?
Do you know your Birthstone? If you’re an April baby, then you have our favourite birthstone – the Diamond!
The modern concept of a birthstone – a stone assigned to each Month of the year was set in 1912 by the National Association of Jewelers in America and the list has remained unchanged until the recent addition of Tanzanite for Decemeber.
The original concept is thought to trace back to the Bible. The book of Exodus describes Aaron’s Breastplate – a religious garment set with twelve gemstones representing twelve tribes of Israel. The gems were set in four rows of three including:
- Sardius, Topaz, Carbuncle
- Emerald, Sapphire, Diamond
- Ligure, Agate, Amethyst
- Beryl Onyx, Jasper
Today, gifting a birthstone is an attractive way to mark a special occasion be it a new birth or milestone birthday. At Hatton by Design we offer loose diamonds, bespoke rings and a collection of diamond jewellery. You can view our ranges here. Happy Shopping!