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April Birthday Gift Idea: Diamond Jewelry With Enamel


We’re nearly into April now (rejoice!), a month that comes with much appeal, mostly for its entry into warmer weather, but also for its birthstone—diamond.

Who doesn’t love the diamond? Whether natural or lab-grown, the gem brings much-needed sparkle to everything it touches. We envy those born in April because we imagine they’re showered with diamonds each birthday (most probably aren’t), and wish we, too, could celebrate with the birthstone.

I fixed it so I can. Emerald is my official birthstone, but since my daughter was born in April, my “birth day” falls during that month, so I’ve adopted the tradition of celebrating with a (small!) piece of diamond jewel each year on her birthday.

Syna Evil Eye ring
Reversible Evil Eye ring in 18k yellow gold with enamel and 0.6 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,250; Syna
Misahara Paris bracelet
Paris bracelet in 14k yellow gold with enamel and 0.9 ct. t.w. diamonds, $7,400; Misahara

But I have a complaint this year (oh, my diamond shoes are too tight!). I don’t have deep enough pockets to splurge on some sort of major high-carat piece, and I’ve been getting a little bored with the teensy diamond pieces. Don’t get me wrong! I love them, I’ll wear them, I’ll treasure them, I’ll collect more! But, given my ability to procure one per year, I want some color.

Never Not Yellow Starburst Pendant
Show n Tell ready to play rainbow yellow pendant in 18k yellow gold with enamel and diamonds, £5,670 ($7,775); NeverNoT

Yes, colored diamonds are an option, but not one I’m currently feelin’. I want bright color and a splash of fun, while getting my diamonds and wearing them, too. Is that so much to ask for?

Bea Bongeasca diamond ring
You’re So Mine ring in 18k yellow gold with enamel and diamond, $3,390; Bea Bongiasca
EF Collection enamel ring
Ring in 14k yellow gold with enamel and diamonds, $1,250; EF Collection

Turns out, it’s not. So many designers are working with enamel these days—many of them with relatively accessible prices—and relying on our dear diamonds to spice up a variety of hues, from the fluorescent to the pastel and everything in between. It’s a wondrous opportunity to delight April birthday revelers with something that feels fresh, cheerful, and still completely within birthstone boundaries.

Selim Mouzannar Fish for Love earrings
Fish for Love earrings in pink gold with enamel and diamonds, price on request; Selim Mouzannar
State Property Red Heart ring
Utama ring in 18k yellow gold with red enamel and diamonds, $3,420; State Property

These are just a handful of options jewelers and their customers can expect to fall in love with in the month ahead and beyond.

Top: Sylvie stud earrings in 18k yellow gold with neon green enamel and 0.48 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,950 (also sold as singles); Melissa Kaye

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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