April's Birthstones: Diamond Alternatives
Perhaps the most well-known of all the modern birthstones is April’s: diamonds. Diamonds are prevalent in the jewelry industry due to their brilliance, beauty, and lasting impression. But their popularity can often lead to a perception of unaffordability due to how rare the gemstones are. The alternate birthstones for April are coincidentally two of the most popular diamond alternative gemstones: white topaz and quartz. Both topaz and quartz develop in a variety of colors. Diamonds are known for their “fancy” colors, as well, but the availability of topaz and quartz in a near-rainbow of colors makes them both fantastic, price-conscious alternatives to diamond. ...
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