Five diamonds to buy at auction for April birthdays

Every month has its own birthstone, and for those lucky folk born in April, it’s diamond.

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The top estimated diamond ring at Fellows’ jewellery sale on April 13 could cost £70,000 or more. This platinum old cut single stone diamond ring at the same sale is a steal in comparison with an estimate of £7000-9000.

As well as being ‘a girl’s best friend’, diamonds have unbeatable sparkle and durability. Traditionally these stone represent balance and clarity (this is also the language often used to describe individual stones).

Though they come in different colours most commonly and classically they are clear. Here we look at a few ways to treat those April birthdays in your life with upcoming lots on

It should be noted that though historically and still today the majority of diamonds are natural, some are synthetic. Consult auction catalogues, contact an auction house or visit a viewing to find out more about a gem you are considering buying.

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Dress them up, dress them down, there is nothing as elegant and enduring as a pair of diamond studs. This particular pair weigh 1.54 and 1.73cts and are claw set in white gold. They are part of Woolley & Wallis’ two day fine jewellery sale running from April 20-21 and have an estimate of £3500-4500.

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Lawrences of Crewkerne offer this diamond and gold half hinged bangle at its jewellery and watches sale on April 20. It has an estimate of £600-800.

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For a bit of timeless charm there is this antique Belle Epoque onyx and diamond brooch in platinum designed as two interlocking circles. It is offered at London auction house Elmwood’s at its Fine Jewellery sale on April 12 with an estimate of £6000-8000.

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The Woolley & Wallis sale includes an early 20th century diamond necklace which is composed of millegrain-set circular-cut diamonds and cushion-shaped sapphires. It features a diamond clasp of cluster design and has an estimate of £8000-12,000.

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