These vary as well from the classic Solitaire to the beautiful Halo setting, with a large centre stone surrounded by a ‘Halo’ or more of smaller complementary stones. Diamond Jewellery can be a Girl or a Boy’s best friend! All of those born in the month of April are the lucky ‘inheritors’ of this natural gem as their birthstones. Some say Diamonds (99.95 % Carbon) are number one, in the Big Four , which consists of Diamond, Emerald, Ruby and Sapphire.
The wardens of The Goldsmiths’ Company were tasked with visiting workshops in the City of London to assay silver articles. If these articles were found to be below standard they were originally destroyed and the metal forfeited to the King. If they passed, each article received the King’s mark of authentication – the mark of a leopard’s head.