The Monthly Edition: Diamond April

April’s birthstone is the rarest and most expensive one of them all. Here’s how to make your interior shine bright like a diamond 😉

You don’t have to be a vintage Hollywood movie mogul to know the saying ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend’.  Marilyn Monroe sang about what has proven to be one of the most valuable gems of all time – the diamond.

Tracing back even before the time of Hollywood’s existence, the diamond’s rarity has always made it a valuable treasure.

The diamond is only formed under very specific conditions. We won’t get too technical, but the gist of it is that there are very few places on Earth with the required environment. To give you an idea, one of them would be at the site of a meteorite strike. You read that right.

Used as religious icons in ancient times, and then worn only by royalty, the diamond has become better known as the international symbol of engagement – a stone of love.

Also famed for its extreme hardness, the diamond can only be cut by another diamond. But aside from its resilience, the diamond is downright beautiful <3

How to style with the brilliance of a diamond

Diamonds are all about the wow-factor. The bling. The shine. If you’ve got a love for diamonds, you’ve got a love for glitz and glamour – which is why Art Deco would be the interior style for you.

Mirrored and glass furniture add some sparkle to your home while giving the illusion of a larger space. Opt for an Art Deco-inspired coffee table, console table or buffet for a stunning focal point in any room.

Smaller décor pieces such as photo frames, vases and decorative trays are also an alternative for adding a more subtle element of shine. Keep the sparkle in your home by showcasing your glassware behind the glass doors of a display cabinet. Simplicity is key 😉

Natalie Milad is a content and blog writer who studied journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney. Since her graduation in 2016, she has landed a gig at Zanui. Her days not writing are usually filled with DIY projects, floury benchtops and tending to her bunny. Natalie loves animated short films, animals and Christmas. She has experience in script writing, news reading and interviewing. Among her favourites was interning for The Bridal Bazaar.