The dark side – Black diamond jewellery
Diamonds are traditionally valued for their high degree of transparency and clarity, absence of color, scintillation and high brilliance. Collectors have always been more interested in black diamonds than consumers. However, in the past 10 to 15 years, black diamonds have come to represent a fashion statement and getting more and more popular. In fact, the biggest “rough” diamond ever found was not Cullinan which was 3,106 carats, it was a black diamond from Brazil that weighted 3,167 carats.
Colorless diamonds, pink and yellow diamonds are popular choices for engagement rings these days. Unlike traditional colors of diamond engagement rings, a black diamond engagement ring is unique if not an eccentric kind of ring to choose for a loved one. There are probably a few women who would have a taste or penchant for this very odd color of engagement ring because often the color of black is associated with mystery and darkness. So it would be surprising to be given a ring especially a black diamond engagement ring. But unknown to people, black diamonds are popular stone choices for male jewelries especially for Europeans. Usually black diamonds are included in wedding rings and bracelets. They are often combined with more lustrous or more colorful diamonds and other precious stones to enhance the brilliance of the colored gems or highlight the black diamond itself.
Black diamond jewelry look great in white or yellow gold. Combine it with stones the color of your choice and have the design custom made to make it extra special. When buying a black diamond, you need to go to an accredited jeweler because some people trick sellers by adding color to fancy stones and make it appear a true black diamond. You should always ask for papers proving that you are getting the real deal. I only sell GIA certified natural black diamond (when they are big enough to be certified).