5 Reasons to Choose Black Diamonds

  1. Beautiful & Mesmerizing – Breaking the conventions is the most stylish thing and black diamonds break all the conventions. They offer you a great room for experimentation and style in shape, cut, metal and setting types. Black and whitems28854bl_large - Copy is the most classic and stylish that magnifies in black and white diamond jewelry. A dandy black and white diamond stackable ring or all black diamond eternity band stacked with white diamonds looks so hot. Rough black diamond necklace or bold ring in blackened gold is perfect to make a bold style statement.
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  3. Unique & Quirky – Unique not only for the rich color but also the cut. Since black diamonds are opaque they can be cut in any shape from round to star to Picture 410 flower to kite to hexagon to anything. Again the faceting is very distinct; the stone may or may not have a flat table rather have multiple facets on the face or have very few long straight facets. A pair of round rose-cut studs or pear rose-cut black diamond set in a hand crafted in yellow gold ring will go a long way to add the quirk in your style. If you have a distinct style then black diamonds are for you.
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  5. Economical –Black diamonds are far less expensive than the other diamonds Picture 6592 period. However this does not make them inferior or low in quality in anyway. In fact natural untreated black diamonds are very rare and expensive. Treated black diamonds definitely give you more choice and prove to be very light on the pocket. If you are going for natural certified diamond then a 5 carat AAA quality round black diamond will cost you around $2800.00-$3000.00, however a treated black diamond of the same size, shape and quality will cost you only $600.00 to $800. Though you can reduce the cost further by choosing a lower grade diamond but it better to go in for AAA quality only.
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  7. Bold & Stylish & Experimental – You just cannot take your eyes off the black blackdiamondring_5317diamonds. Breaking the conventions is the most stylish thing and black diamonds break all the conventions. They offer you a great room for experimentation and style in shape, cut, metal and setting types. Black and white contrast is the most classic and stylish that magnifies in black and white diamond jewelry. A dandy black and white diamond stackable ring or all black diamond eternity band stacked with white diamonds looks so hot. Rough black diamond necklace or bold ring in blackened gold is perfect to make a bold style statement.
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  9. Hit with Celebs– Enigmatic, Goth, Grunge- Black diamonds are a hot trend. This trend started simmering when Carmen Electra received a Black diamond blackdiamondring_5011_large-(3)Engagement ring from his boyfriend. It was from mysolitaire.com.  However this trend reached the every household when Mr. Big from Sex & the City proposed Carrie with a black diamond enagagement ring. Many celebrities have chosen these enigmatic jewels for the red carpet over the years – Gweneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek, Beyonce, Katherine Heigl, Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Jennifer Lawrence, Lauren Conrad, Sarah Jessica Park all have been seen wearing black diamond jewelry.

How to buy the Perfect Black Diamond?

The popularity of black diamond jewelry especially engagement rings has surpassed all colored diamonds. Beautiful, stylish and affordable, black diamonds carry a unique appeal. However there is not much information available regarding these gems. We have in this article endeavor to give you correct information that can help one choose the right diamond.

Quality is King – AAA or AAA+ quality black diamonds are the best. However, while buying black diamonds do not pick a diamond below AA quality. Make sure that you properly check all the quality parameters- Clarity, Cut, Color and Carat. Clarity is the most important aspect of black diamond quality; however the quality standards of black diamonds are very different. In black diamonds only the table and crown clarity is taken into consideration. Though inclusions are typical to black diamonds but since the diamonds are opaque the inclusions below the girdle do not affect the beauty of the diamond. So make sure that the face of the diamond is smooth and does not have any inclusions, pits, white spots, cracks etc.

The color of the black diamonds is not usually pitch black rather dark metallic black, dark greenish black or deep brownish black. Rich dark colored diamonds are more sought after; however in black diamonds consistency of the color is equally important. So a good quality diamond will have a rich blackish color which spreads evenly across the stone. Dull, patchy, grayish diamonds are not good.

Black Diamond Color and Treatment

The symmetry of the diamond shape in blacks is more important than the cut. The cut refers to the number of facets on the diamond but in blacks there are no set standards for black diamonds. Shape refers is the overall form of the diamond, which should be proportionate. Though asymmetric and other geometric shapes are quiet famous in blacks but when buying standard shapes like round, oval or heart then proportions become crucial.

Treated or Not Treated that is the Question…Well the answer would probably be a Treated Diamond. The reason being, that naturally occurring AAA quality black diamonds are very very rare. This rarity not only makes them difficult to find but also makes them very expensive. To address this scarcity the suppliers started treating the not so perfect or dull or different colored diamonds to get the desired color. Today maximum number of black diamonds available in the market is treated. However, there is nothing wrong about treated diamonds; they are absolutely natural and real diamonds that have been treated to improve the color. In simple words by treating diamonds humans finish the unfinished work of mother earth. Treating gemstones or diamonds is a very common and ancient phenomenon. Emeralds, rubies, tanzanite, sapphire most gemstones are treated to either enhance the color or improve the clarity.

Buyers Tips

  • It is advisable to always buy a certified black diamond.
  • Shop online you will get more options at lesser rates. Choose a reputed jewelry portal. Ask for complete details, videos and close-ups of the diamonds and thoroughly inspect the diamond.
  • In case of natural black diamonds ask for GIA certified diamonds. GIA does not evaluate treated diamonds.
  • Choose AAA or at least AA quality black diamonds, anything below AA quality will have visible flaws on the diamond table.
  • Check the location of the flaw or inclusion. Sometimes even AA diamonds with minor flaws make a good purchase. Occasionally a diamond is graded AA because there is a white spot or a pit at the pavilion or there is an inclusion on the pavilion or the culet has a problem but the face of the diamond is absolutely fine; such diamonds are very cost-effective as they are less expensive and the flaw can be easily hidden in the setting.
  • Black rhodium settings merge with the black diamond thus are a great way to make the diamond look blacker and bigger. Black rhodium also gives an edgy look to the jewelry

Experiment with shapes if you want your jewelry to stand out. Try rose-cut diamonds they look bigger and unique.