Dazzling, dramatic and desirable – diamonds have long been known as a girl’s best friend, and it’s no wonder even the mention of one puts a gleam in our eye. For those of us born in April, diamonds are particularly special as the birthstone of the month – as if we needed another excuse to want one.
Let’s have a look at the most stylish stars who share an April birthday, and while we’re at it we’ll take a peek at the diamonds each of them considers a “best friend”.
Kristen Stewart (Born April 9th)
As one of the world’s most adored couples both on and off screen, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have their fair share of “life imitating art” moments. The one that really caught our eye was at the 2013 Academy Awards; the actress wore a gorgeous cream-coloured Reem Acra gown on the red carpet, and while her crutches were the most glaringly obvious accessories of the evening, some keen-eyed fashionistas spotted a sizeable diamond sparkler on her ring finger.
Fans were quick to spot the ring’s resemblance to the engagement ring worn by K-Stew’s character Bella Swan in the Twilight movies. The ring, a Victorian-inspired design featuring diamonds in a gold domed oval setting, has given rise to countless replicas for fans looking to get their hands on a piece of Twilight romance. The ring Kristen wore to the Oscars – a beautiful rose gold piece complete with old mine diamond – bears a striking resemblance to the one she wore on screen. Naturally this has sparked a good deal of speculation that we might soon be seeing the Twilight wedding come to life…
Emma Watson (Born April 15th)
This child-star-turned-style-icon sure knows how to sparkle for the camera, which is why diamond accessories look just perfect on her. When Mark Seliger photographed her for Italian Vogue, shortly after she turned 18, Emma modelled a string of gorgeous diamond pieces including a tiara and a pair of drop earrings. Doubtless her upcoming movie The Bling Ring will also see the starlet dressed up to the nines with plenty of stylish jewellery to boot.
Victoria Beckham (Born April 17th)
Back in 1999 when she was still known as Posh Spice, Victoria said “I do” to footballer beau David Beckham, and the two have been an international power couple ever since. Over the years, style icon Victoria has changed her engagement ring several times – each one more fabulous than the last! She first sported a yellow gold ring set with a 3 carat marquis cut diamond, which she later swapped for a 19 carat emerald cut sparkler. She’s also been spotted with a massive blue sapphire on her ring finger, and occasionally swaps that for a gorgeous glowing emerald (left), but it seems this April-born beauty will always be a diamond-lover at heart. Her favourite ring of the moment is an enormous pear-shaped stone set in a diamond-encrusted band. Pretty posh if you ask us!
If you want to shine with the best of them, Gemondo’s diamond birthstone collection will leave you spoiled for choice – whether you’re celebrating a birthday or not.