April Birthstone Jewelry - The Diamond

Evidence supports that diamonds were collected and traded in India as early as the fourth century BC. India was the original source of the world’s diamonds until supply declined in the 1700s. Diamonds are mined in many parts of the world today.

The structure of a diamond -- which can only be cut with another diamond -- makes it 58 times harder than anything in nature.

History

According to the Romans, cupid’s arrows had diamond tips.

During the Middle Ages it was believed that diamonds held healing powers. It was thought that harmful toxins could be drawn from the body if the wearer heated the crystal before wearing it to bed.

Ancient civilizations believed that diamonds were lightning made real on earth.

Color

Available in several colors including yellow, pink, blue, red and green, diamonds saturated with color are often highest in value.

Symbolism

The gem has always represented eternal and lasting love. Diamonds are well known for their popular use in engagement rings.

Known as the love stone, diamonds have been believed to enhance the longevity and honesty of relationships.


Latest Arrivals - April Birthstone Jewelry

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This sweet band has three little round diamonds across the front with a pretty forget me not flower at each end. The diamond set front is 14k white gold and the rest of the band is 14k yellow gold. Versatile, this goes with everything band dates from circa 1940.

Details.....The ring is currently an 7, we will size it for no additional charge. The top of the band measures 3mm wide, the band measures 2.3mm. In very nice condition. You should always expect some wear on antique and vintage jewels, we consider it part of the charm.

Layaway available, contact us for details.

 

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A segment of vintage rose gold curb chain adds a tiny heft to this otherwise delicate cable chain bracelet. A small sparkling diamond in a round, mill grain edged setting adorns the intersection of the two chains. All the gold in this bracelet is 14k rose.

Details.....The bracelet is 7.5" long, the length can be adjusted at no charge, the round setting is 4.4mm. Each piece from this line of artisan jewels is hand crafted, and has its own personality, no two ever exactly alike.

Layaway available, contact us for details.

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Recycled Gold and Diamonds come together to make these little hexagon stud earrings. A lot of detail in a small space, available in 14k white, yellow or rose gold. These will fast become favorites.

Details: The front measures 4.5mm. Total diamond weight per pair .20 ct. Each pair comes with matching gold backs (not pictured).

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ALWAYS FREE RESIZING

Trust that your ring will be a perfect fit. Don't know your size? That is OK, we will find out together with a sizing tool. Due to popular demand, resizing is limited for in-house jewels only.

RECYCLED

Whether you purchase an antique or vintage piece, our handcrafted 720 line, or Ancient Influences line, all of gems and metal are recycled.

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PACKAGED WITH LOVE

Our Jewels always ship in our elegant signature packaging, great for gift-giving!

4 interest-free installments

 

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Elegant Signature Packaging Included

Elegant Signature Packaging Included

Elegant Signature Packaging Included


Lovely Words From Past Customers

"I adore my ring (1940s white gold with diamonds and lab sapphires) and can't wait to come in and have it sized with y'all. Thank you again. You made one of the happiest events of my life even more special with your incredible product. All the best,"

Kate & Derek

15 SEP 2018, 8:42

"Bought my Engagement ring here & it's So Beautiful!!! Vintage 1940's Sapphire & Diamonds in a Platinum seething. Their jewelry is Amazing & Great Customer Service!!!"

Kelly Smith

20 MAR 2019, 12:21

"I saw a ring I loved online and asked a ton of questions via Facebook messenger. They were so responsive and helpful! The whole process was so simple and the ring was shipped in no time. It's BEAUTIFUL! It fits just perfectly and I couldn't be happier! Thank you!"

Betty Rivera

15 SEP 2017, 14:42


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"Whether you're looking for that special Edwardian platinum ring with diamonds and sapphire filigree engagement ring or perhaps a less gaudy recycled ring using a vintage cast, Gem Set Love has been the place to go for 22 years."

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Interested in Learning About Jewelry Through the Eras?

MOURNING IN THE VICTORIAN PERIOD
INSTALLMENT 1 OF THE IDENTIFLY SERIES

-Paula Bixel - Proprietor

"Wearing jewelry in remembrance of our beloved dead is a tradition that originated in the 16th century, but the fashion for mourning jewelry reached its height during the reign of Queen Victoria. Victorian mourning jewelry, particularly those pieces dating to the earlier part of this era, are of special interest to lovers of antique jewelry due to its uniquely personal nature; few other styles of jewelry allow such an intimate glimpse into the past." (read the rest of the blog post here)


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