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April born people are no strangers to envy with their independent, courageous and exciting nature but their most envious trait possibly lies in their birthstone...

Birthstone Spotlight: April - Diamond

Represents: love, glamour, timelessness, strength

 

Collection of Diamond JewelryApril born people are no strangers to envy with their independent, courageous and exciting nature but their most envious trait possibly lies in their birthstone- the diamond. The word diamond is derived from the Ancient Greek word adámas meaning proper, unbreakable, untamed and unaltered- a perfect match for the fiery and headstrong individuals of April. 

 

The hardest and often most expensive gemstone, diamonds arguably hold the title of the world's most popular stone. Nowadays you can find diamonds in every colors of the rainbow but for those born in April, its bright and classic white diamonds that most illuminates their personality and matches their virtues. Other stones may try to compete but there's just something about the diamond that stands out, and begs to be noticed. 

 

 Diamond Jewelry Showcase in a Jewelry Store

Did You Know?

Billions of years in the making…

Diamonds possess the greatest hardness and heat conductivity of any material on Earth. The ones you find on the fingers on newly engaged women or in your favorite heirloom piece were originally formed over the course of billions of years at extremely high temperatures and pressures at approximately 100 miles into the Earth’s mantle. These precious stones then emerge on the earth’s surface through volcanic eruptions of magma. When this lava cools it forms into igneous rock called either kimberlites or lamproites. These rocks are the magic source of where searchers of the globe find diamonds. 

India for the win!

Diamonds are thought to be first acknowledged and mined in India at least 3,000 years ago! It was there along the Krishna, Penner and Godavari rivers that rock deposits containing diamonds were discovered. Eventually diamonds were later found in Brazil, becoming history’s second hotspot. 

Not all diamonds are created equal. 

In order to distinguish the difference between various diamonds, gemologists have developed a grading system to measure the most important characteristics of a stone- famously known as the four C’s:  carat, cut, clarity, and color. The first “C” carat refers to the weight of the diamond. The second “C” cut measures the quality of the cut in terms of symmetry, proportion and other factors. The third “C” clarity grades how free of inclusions (trapped particles) the stone is and the fourth “C” color measures how “colorless” a white diamond is or the intensity of color found in a colored diamond. 

How do you take your diamonds?

Nowadays the diamond serves as the ultimate symbol of luxury, adornment, and beauty. With a shape and color to fit any preference, this gemstone also has the ability to be anything the wearer desires. Shapes of diamonds vary from round to square, heart to pear while colors can range depending on the exposure the stone receives from foreign minerals and particulates during its growth process. Diamonds that possess trace elements of boron are rendered blue, to nitrogen become yellow, and exposure to radiation are destined to be green. Gemologist maintain that a perfect diamond should have no color, but we’ll take them all!

 

Cirque Bits - Diamond Facts 


     

    • In Sanskrit, the word for diamond is “vajira” which translates to “thunderbolt.”
    • Mirror, mirror, who’s the rarest one of all? Red is the rarest diamond color. Blue diamonds hold the spot of the second rarest. 
    • Diamonds are composed of nearly 100% carbon. Get me a carbon copy!
    • The largest diamond of record weighed in at 3,106 carats. Imagine that on your finger!
    • Buy domestic? The US is the largest consumer of diamonds and yet has little-to-no diamond production with only one mine in Arkansas.
    • Today approximately 65% of the world’s diamonds are found in Africa. More than 38,000 people in Southern Africa are employed by the diamond industry. Beauty with a cause!
    • Lunch is on him- Chow Tai Fook made the biggest diamond purchase in history in 2010, purchasing a 507 carat stone for $35.3 million.
    • With this ring… The first recorded instance of a diamond engagement ring occurred in 1477- a gift from the Archduke of Austria, Maximilian III to his love Mary of Burgundy. Swoon!
    • Not just a pretty face! Ancient cultures believed diamonds to have many powers and associations including protection from danger and disease as well as the bestowal of strength and courage.
    • Love is in the air! Cupid’s arrows are said to be tipped with diamonds- we always knew diamonds were a girl’s best friend!
    • Approximately only 20% of the world’s diamonds are suitable for jewelry- talk about picky! The remaining percentage are utilized in industrial applications including cutting, polishing, grinding, and drilling. 
    • Statistics show a rise in the percentage of women buying diamonds for themselves. Who runs the world? Girls!
    • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds! Experts say diamonds are not only found on Earth but also on Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus. In 2004 astronomers even discovered what they believe to be a carbon planet made of diamonds- dubbed 55 Cancri e. Get us on the first flight!

     

      Now that you've learned a little about diamonds and their allure, discover our exclusive diamond collections here

      Take a look at our fine diamond jewelry collection

      CirqueJewels.com Repairs and Sizes Your Jewelry....for FREE!!

      Hello Everyone, 

      I would like to share something with you that you may not know about CirqueJewels.com.  We gladly repair or size your existing jewelry for Free.

      We have two expert jewelers on our premises who have been with us for over twenty years and are excellent at their craft.  Their experience is in silver, gold and silver with gold accented jewelry set in gemstones and diamonds.  

       

      In order to size or repair your jewelry free of charge we ask that you purchase anything on our site and once we receive your item needing repair Cirque will ship the repair along with your new jewelry.  You can purchase anything from our site at any price and we will do the repair.  

      You may think that nothing is ever totally free (and you are right to think so) but think of the incentive you are getting from this promotion.  If you find an item on the site that you like and happen to have an item that is in disrepair or longer fits your finger, we can restore the value of your jewelry in your collection all while receiving a new item to add to your collection!  

       

      If you would like more details about this generous offer, please call us at 866-424-0011 or email info@cirquejewels.com.  We always like to talk and hear from you. 

      Why do we make our Jewelry in Bali?

      If you have surfed through Cirque Jewels before you would probably see that most of our selection of designer Jewelry is made in Bali, Indonesia.  If you have looked at a map, you would notice that Bali is quite a distance from New York (where Cirque Jewels is located).  Its half a world away.  You can't even fly directly to there.  From New York, you would have to fly to Hong Kong then take another flight to Bali.  It takes about 24 hours of flying from arrival to departure, not including waiting at the airport, standby and delays.  Flying that long takes a toll on you but it is well worth the "punishment".  

      Out of all the places in the world to create beautiful designer jewelry, why travel so far to Bali?

      It's really quite simple.  The people of Bali have a natural inherent talent for they are artists who create beautiful objects that you can stare at and admire their beauty.  The are all artists who can create amazing things by hand and have past down their knowhow and talents form generation to generation. For 2500 years they have been one of the premier jewelers in the world.  It's as if they are a hidden gem that few know about.You can see it in the gold accenting work as well as their attention to detail. The gallery finish is also exception which make their style comfortable and beautiful to wear.  

       
      One of our Balinese jewelry sketch artist creating a beautiful jewlery concept which we will eventually create in to a real style. 

       

      It is truly a wonderful experience to travel there (despite the time it take to Travel) and work with kind, friendly people. The Balinese are warm friendly people who always have a smile on their face.  

       

      A street in Bali filled with lush greenery.  How can you not be happy living here?

      Bali has the most temple per capita making it arguably the most spiritual place in the world.  

       

      A curvy path leading to our jewelry studio.

      Cirque Jewels to start displaying product video

      Today I am happy to mention that we are posting video for our collection styles.  We place a significant amount of time and detail listing our jewelry (particularly in our photography) to make sure we are listing a product accurately and as detailed as possible. 

       

       

      To help our customers make their jewelry buying decisions we have a 800 number so you can call us with any questions or requests. Cirque Jewels also has a 60 day no questions asked return policy so if you are unsatisfied with your purchase, you can send it back.  Despite our efforts, sometimes it is difficult to portray on a computer the true beauty of our jewelry despite a detailed description and beautiful photograph.  

      To help with your purchasing decisions, we are starting to roll out product videos that display our jewelry in a 360 degree perspective, giving the viewer a better idea of the style they are interested in.  The team at Cirque Jewels is truly excited about this new feature roll out and we will be continuously adding videos on a regular basis.

      We place a significant amount of time and detail listing our jewelry (particularly in our photography) to make sure we are listing a product accurately and as detailed as possible. Today I am happy to mention that we are displaying video for our collection styles.  We place a significant amount of time and detail listing our jewelry (particularly in our photography) to make sure we are listing a product accurately and as detailed as possible. A couple of links below are of the some of the first videos we have created.  Our ultimate goal is to produce full length shows and programming about out jewelry which we feel will be entertaining and informative about our collections and who Cirque Jewels is about.  Stay tuned and visit regularly to see what new video we produce.  

       

      Also take a look at out YouTube fan page for additional video.

       

      Video of our Bangle Collection

       

      Video of our Popular Multi Gemstone Ring

       

      Cirque Jewels today we kicked off our jewelry sample sale sponsored by Cydonia & Co.

      Sample Sale

      Hello All, 

      Today we kicked off our jewelry sample sale sponsored by Cydonia & Co.  

      If you are not in the New York area, you can always check us out the newest styles at our jewelry store Cirque Jewels.

      Below are a few pics of the event in action.  

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