Go Green with Our Rich Emerald Jewelries




Today, in our last minute gift giving guide, we showcase our radiant emerald jewelries which also coincide with our green theme day celebration sale. Our finest quality emerald gemstones have lush, saturated color in the richest green.

A Brief History

Emeralds are revered since ages and it’s so prized that carat for carat, a fine emerald could be 2x-3x times as valuable as a diamond. In the ancient Indian mythology, emerald was thought to be green of growing things.

Since the time of kings and queens of Babylon as early as 4000 BC, it was worshipped by the Incas and mentioned in the Holy Bible. Besides, Greek legend Aristotle had written that owning an emerald enhances one’s aura and vibe.

He also stated “An emerald hung from the neck or worn in a ring will prevent the falling sickness (epilepsy). We, therefore, commend noblemen that it be hanged about the necks of their children that they fall not into this complaint.”

Greater Significance on Health

Emerald is said to remove negativity and bring positive emotional energy. It soothes mind and maintains a sense of harmony and security. This not only helps bring back your life on track but also let you realize your true connection with the universe. It is also believed to bring good fortune as one your one act of kindness raises the entire vibration of the universe. In true sense, emeralds open the doors to perfect love and trust while instilling you with security.

The Importance of the Four C’s

Let’s take a look at each one, in order of importance.

Emerald Color

Color is the most visible factor for emerald. Natural emeralds occur between very light and very dark. The most sought for emerald colors are bluish green to pure green, with vivid color saturation and tone that’s not too dark.

Emerald Clarity

Normally, emeralds bear inclusions that are visible to the unaided eye. Most emeralds are treated with oil, resin, and/or polymers to reduce the appearance of inclusions and surface reaching breaks.

Emerald Cut

An emerald should be cut symmetrically with uniform facets that allow for paramount color and brilliance. The most popular cut is a square or rectangular step cut also called as emerald cut. This cut maximize the beauty of the emerald’s color to create a bright, lively stone.

Emerald Carat

Emerald experts agree that it’s better to buy a smaller emerald with excellent color quality than a larger one with poor color quality. Quality-for-quality, the price of emerald can rise dramatically as the size increases.
Rest assured, you just need to buy your emerald from a site that has high quality images of their stones, like MySolitaire.com. They can be the focal point in a ring, necklace, bracelet, and earrings like these beauties below.

This chic Natural Emerald Circle Pendant showcases four mesmerizing Emeralds accented with hundred and two round Diamonds prong set in 18K White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 1.08 Carats. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 1.54 Carats. The astonishing Circle Pendant comes finished with an 18-inch Silver Singapore Chain.
This chic Natural Emerald Circle Pendant showcases four mesmerizing Emeralds accented with hundred and two round Diamonds prong set in 18K White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 1.08 Carats. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 1.54 Carats. The astonishing Circle Pendant comes finished with an 18-inch Silver Singapore Chain.

 

These Natural Emerald Scroll Stud Earrings displays an AA quality oval-shaped Natural Emerald prong set in Platinum. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.69-1.06 Carats. These earrings are ideal match to your evening dress.
These Natural Emerald Scroll Stud Earrings displays an AA quality oval-shaped Natural Emerald prong set in Platinum. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.69-1.06 Carats. These earrings are ideal match to your evening dress.

 

This engrossing Natural Emerald Solitaire Scroll Pendant displays an AA quality Emerald Cut Emerald four prong set in 14K Yellow Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.70-1.03 Carats. This Pendant comes finished with an 18-inch 14K Yellow Gold Singapore Chain.
This engrossing Natural Emerald Solitaire Scroll Pendant displays an AA quality Emerald Cut Emerald four prong set in 14K Yellow Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.70-1.03 Carats. This Pendant comes finished with an 18-inch 14K Yellow Gold Singapore Chain.

 

This beautiful Natural Emerald Stack Band exhibits an AAA quality oval Natural Emerald channel set, accented with a sparkling Diamond bezel set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.16 Carats. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.01 Carats. A gorgeous ring designed to impress your beloved
This beautiful Natural Emerald Stack Band exhibits an AAA quality oval Natural Emerald channel set, accented with a sparkling Diamond bezel set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 0.16 Carats. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.01 Carats. A gorgeous ring designed to impress your beloved.

There is no doubt that emeralds make eternally wonderful stones.

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Know The Best Place to Find Black Diamond Pendants on Earth

A diamond is both versatile and timeless and so we have a wide range of diamond pendants, available in various metal colors accented beautiful with diamonds.

About Black Diamond Pendants and Necklaces

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. Also, it is not unusual for black diamonds to have minor surface inclusions and polishing lines.

Today maximum number of black diamonds available in the market are enhanced by a safe form of irradiation and heat. However, they are absolutely natural and real diamonds that have been treated to improve the color.

Black diamonds generally weigh a bit more than colorless diamonds: a one-carat black diamond will be smaller than a one-carat colorless diamond.

Why Us

MySolitaire has some original designs that have been a trendsetter for this decade’s romance with black diamond pendants. Crafted with the finest AAA cut black diamonds, our collection of unique black diamond pendants exceeds any other online store.

Since all MySolitaire pendants and necklaces are made to order, we can hand-select fine-quality black diamond to perfectly suit your design. Our black diamond pendants and necklaces are often crafted in white gold or platinum. We also offer silver as an option keeping one’s budget in mind. These pendants have varieties of fancy shape solitaires, specially created by our hard-working artisans.

This holiday season, we have put out a special collection of pendants in our last minute gift ideas list, that’s equally powerful and have ideal meanings.

Within our last minute gift list, we have various gemstones and precious metals to inspire and instill a sense of freedom and style. Check out some of our work below:

This scintillating Black Diamond Pendant displays a glittering black diamond solitaire embellished in 14K White Gold. Approximate Black Diamond Weight: 1.05 Carats. The pendant comes finished with an 18 inch 14K White Gold Singapore Chain.
This scintillating Black Diamond Pendant displays a glittering black diamond solitaire embellished in 14K White Gold. Approximate Black Diamond Weight: 1.05 Carats. The pendant comes finished with an 18 inch 14K White Gold Singapore Chain.

 

This enticing EGL USA Certified Black Diamond Solitaire Pendant displays an AAA quality round rose cut Black Diamond four prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Black Diamond Weight: 2.95 Carats. The pendant comes finished with an 18-inch 14K White Singapore Chain. A contemporary design crafted to suit your style
This enticing EGL USA Certified Black Diamond Solitaire Pendant displays an AAA quality round rose cut Black Diamond four prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Black Diamond Weight: 2.95 Carats. The pendant comes finished with an 18-inch 14K White Singapore Chain. A contemporary design crafted to suit your style.

 

This is a beautiful black diamond pendant in 14K White Gold. The pendant has a single round black diamond weighing approximately 0.98 Carats. Pendant comes finished with an 18 inch Singapore chain.
This is a beautiful black diamond pendant in 14K White Gold. The pendant has a single round black diamond weighing approximately 0.98 Carats. Pendant comes finished with an 18 inch Singapore chain.

 

This tempting Black Diamond Solitaire Scroll Pendant is studded with an AAA quality princess-cut Black Diamond prong set in 14K Yellow Gold. Approximate Black Diamond Weight: 0.94 Carats. This magnificent pendant comes finished with an 18-inch 14K Yellow Gold Singapore Chain.
This tempting Black Diamond Solitaire Scroll Pendant is studded with an AAA quality princess-cut Black Diamond prong set in 14K Yellow Gold. Approximate Black Diamond Weight: 0.94 Carats. This magnificent pendant comes finished with an 18-inch 14K Yellow Gold Singapore Chain.

 

Browse the largest collection of Black Diamond Pendants available online!

Why Our Black Diamond Rings Make for The Perfect Ring

If you want to make a statement and looking for one-of-a-kind gift for this Christmas, our unique collection of fancy black diamond engagement and wedding rings is for you.

A Small Tale Behind Engagement Rings

Engagement rings have been the ultimate symbol of love for thousands of years. In ancient Egypt, they wore rings on the third finger of the left hand to mark where the “vein of love” went directly to the heart, starting a tradition that continues today.

Our Black Diamond Rings

Available in a variety of our most popular design settings, you can opt for a simple solitaire ring or an eye-catching halo design. Choose from a choice of our preciously sourced metals including platinum, white gold, yellow or rose. Our rings are set with fine-quality diamonds and can be ordered in any precious metal. We carry all-black diamond pieces as well as rings accented with white diamonds.

The most important value factor to consider when shopping for black diamond engagement rings is the quality of the center stone where clarity is the most important aspect of a black diamond’s quality. We at MySolitaire hand-selects only the best quality conflict-free gems that are expertly cut for maximum beauty. Our stunning pieces are perfect for the one-of-a-kind beauty in your life.

How to Remove the Ring Safely

When taking off your engagement ring, don’t pull on the gemstone: it doesn’t affect the gem but can stretch the metal that holds it in place over time, making the setting less secure. You can use mild dish soap to clean black diamond rings.

Why Us

In business for over a decade, our selection is truly unmatched. Whether it’s for a flattering moment for that special day, or just a gorgeous gift for the most important person in your life, MySolitaire’s black diamonds take care of it. Besides, we also have a special collection of diamond wedding bands.

Whether your preference is different colors of gold, or multiple presence of gemstones in your diamond ring, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. You’ll also find colored stones, including black and blue diamonds along with the white to show off your new jewelry this Christmas.

Also, any of our designs comes complete with its own independent diamond certification.

As in 1947, Frances Gerety penned the slogan “A Diamond is Forever,” a line so elegant and effective that we are still using it almost 70 years later. It indeed helped underscore the MySolitaire diamond’s significance as an enduring, unbreakable symbol of love.

Our fine quality black diamond engagement rings are designed to be passed down for generations to come:

A ring that is traditionally beautiful. Crafted in Silver with a single round rose cut Black Diamond and surrounded by gleaming White Diamonds. Approximate Black Diamond Weight: 0.52 Carats. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.08 Carats. A splendid ring symbolizing everlasting love.
A ring that is traditionally beautiful. Crafted in Silver with a single round rose cut Black Diamond and surrounded by gleaming White Diamonds. Approximate Black Diamond Weight: 0.52 Carats. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.08 Carats. A splendid ring symbolizing everlasting love.

 

This splendid Black Diamond Fashion Ring dazzles a Black Diamond accented by twenty glamorous Diamonds prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.42 Carats. Approximate Black Diamond Weight: 0.31 Carats. This stylish Flower Ring is a perfect accessory.
This splendid Black Diamond Fashion Ring dazzles a Black Diamond accented by twenty glamorous Diamonds prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.42 Carats. Approximate Black Diamond Weight: 0.31 Carats. This stylish Flower Ring is a perfect accessory.

 

This fabulous Black and White Diamond Ring showcases an AA quality heart rose cut Black Diamond, bejeweled with eighteen lustrous Diamonds prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Black Diamond Weight: 1.20 Carats. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.20 Carats. Present this ring, she will absolutely adore.
This fabulous Black and White Diamond Ring showcases an AA quality heart rose cut Black Diamond, bejeweled with eighteen lustrous Diamonds prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Black Diamond Weight: 1.20 Carats. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.20 Carats. Present this ring, she will absolutely adore.

 

This plush Black Diamond Three Stone Ring flaunts three exuberant princess-cut Black Diamonds prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Black Diamond Weight: 0.85 Carats. An ideal ring to compliment your style.
This plush Black Diamond Three Stone Ring flaunts three exuberant princess-cut Black Diamonds prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Black Diamond Weight: 0.85 Carats. An ideal ring to compliment your style.

 

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Discover Our Truly Enigmatic Tungsten Wedding Bands

In our last-minute gift giving guide, today we have tungsten wedding bands that represent the allure of a truly enigmatic gemstone. Tungsten wedding bands flawless features and virtually indestructible nature instill a sense of commitment and integrity between you and your partner.

About Tungsten

Tungsten are the hardest natural element found on earth. It is remarkable for its durability and especially the fact that it has the highest melting at 6192 Fahrenheit.

Even gold, silver and titanium bands can get scratched, but tungsten rings are scratch-resistant, harder than steel and 10 times harder than gold. From a men’s tungsten to a Triton ring or black tungsten ring, they will look like new for years to come.

Our Tungsten Rings

Tungsten wedding bands are also known as tungsten engagement rings or tungsten wedding rings. Our tungsten rings are built with care and designed with love, that are strong enough to handle the day to day work you do. Besides, our high-quality men’s and women’s tungsten rings are affordable to everyone.

  • Sizing

Any of our beautiful men’s and women’s tungsten ring you find is very durable, and is true to USA sizing standards.

With the tungsten rings, most men prefer the 8mm, though many go with 6mm if they have a smaller hand or want a smaller ring. Tungsten jewelry, for women, tend to prefer tungsten wedding rings in the 6mm size and some with 4mm such as the Aphrodite.

We have many different types, styles and colors of tungsten wedding bands to choose from, including black tungsten rings, tungsten engagement bands, grooved tungsten wedding bands, polished tungsten wedding bands, and more.

All of our rings/bands are comfort fit wedding bands which means they are designed with a rounded inside so they slide on easier, and sit on your finger with comfort.

  • Material

Our tungsten rings are also cobalt-free, which is very important. Cobalt can cause an adverse reaction on the human body, resulting in skin rashes and discolorations.

By shopping at MySolitaire, you are guaranteed to receive the highest quality designer tungsten wedding bands.

 

This chic Black Diamond Tungsten Wedding Band has Pink Gold edges. The bands width is 8 mm with rounded inside for a comfortable fitting. The ring thickness is 2.3-2.5 mm. Approximate Black Diamond Weight: 0.06-0.08 Carats. Tungsten is the hardest metal on earth, extremely scratch-resistant and the only metal that can be permanently polished. An elegant ring that exhibits impeccable style.
This chic Black Diamond Tungsten Wedding Band has Pink Gold edges. The bands width is 8 mm with rounded inside for a comfortable fitting. The ring thickness is 2.3-2.5 mm. Approximate Black Diamond Weight: 0.06-0.08 Carats. Tungsten is the hardest metal on earth, extremely scratch-resistant and the only metal that can be permanently polished. An elegant ring that exhibits impeccable style.

 

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This is a Black Beveled Engraved & Nature Edged Tungsten Wedding Band. The bands width is 8 mm with rounded inside for a comfortable fitting. The ring thickness is 2.5 mm. Tungsten is the hardest metal on earth, extremely scratch-resistant and the only metal that can be permanently polished. An elegant ring that exhibits impeccable style.

 

 

This is an enticing Beveled Edged Grooved Black Diamond Tungsten Wedding Band. The bands width is 8 mm with rounded inside for a comfortable fitting. The ring thickness is 2.3-2.5 mm. Approximate Black Diamond Weight: 0.27-0.29 Carats. Tungsten is the hardest metal on earth, extremely scratch-resistant and the only metal that can be permanently polished. An impressive ring displaying sophistication.
This is an enticing Beveled Edged Grooved Black Diamond Tungsten Wedding Band. The bands width is 8 mm with rounded inside for a comfortable fitting. The ring thickness is 2.3-2.5 mm. Approximate Black Diamond Weight: 0.27-0.29 Carats. Tungsten is the hardest metal on earth, extremely scratch-resistant and the only metal that can be permanently polished. An impressive ring displaying sophistication.

 

This is a Black Domed Tungsten Wedding Band. The bands width is 7 mm with rounded inside for a comfortable fitting. The ring thickness is 2.3 mm. Tungsten is the hardest metal on earth, extremely scratch-resistant and the only metal that can be permanently polished. An elegant ring that exhibits impeccable style.
This is a Black Domed Tungsten Wedding Band. The bands width is 7 mm with rounded inside for a comfortable fitting. The ring thickness is 2.3 mm. Tungsten is the hardest metal on earth, extremely scratch-resistant and the only metal that can be permanently polished. An elegant ring that exhibits impeccable style.

 

A tungsten ring thus goes way beyond most other types of jewelry. A person probably isn’t expecting such a gift, and it represents a refreshing change from the usual jewelry that might be bought as a gift. It is also more affordable than gold or silver, making it a budget-friendly alternative for a wedding or engagement ring.

These are just some of the reasons why many people choose tungsten rings for their wedding bands to give their whole ensemble that modern upbeat look that will last a lifetime and then some.

Explore MySolitaire’s Stylish Tungsten Collections That Match Your Vibe!

Revealing Expert Advice On Exquisite Morganite Jewelries

Morganite is a beautiful, soft pink gemstone and an expression of elegance. It’s increasingly becoming popular as a choice of jewelry among both sexes due to its high durability and affordability, especially allowing for its rarity.

A member of the beryl family, morganite shows a range of pink colors due to traces of manganese. It is pastel or pale in color by nature and known for its transparent peach-pink shade though it also occurs as soft pink, violet-pink, or pale salmon. Also, strong color in morganite is rare, and gems usually have to be large to achieve the finest color. Like most beryls, morganite makes an excellent jewelry stone.

How Morganite Distinguishes from Other Gemstones

Here are a few of the gemological properties of morganite to understand:

  • Its durability is rated as excellent.
  • Its hardness is 7.5 – 8.0 on the Mohs hardness scale which is comparable to emerald, topaz, and spinel.
  • Its refractive index is 1.560 – 1.600, and its specific gravity is 2.67 – 2.90.

These characteristics help identify morganite as beryl and distinguish it from other pink gemstones.

Determining The Perfect Color

As you may know, the most important factor in determining the value of a colored gemstone is: Color.

Medium light to medium pink, clean stones with custom cuts are the most valuable. Very light and included stones are on the lower end of the value spectrum. As morganite frequently occurs in larger crystals, the increase in price with size is very even. Surprisingly, smaller morganites, if they show good color, can be more valuable than larger ones.

Morganite is commonly heat treated to remove yellow and orange hues and to achieve a purely pink stone. This type of enhancement has an excellent stability rating, and the stone requires no special treatment once it has been enhanced.

Morganite is a Type2 gemstone, which means they are usually found with few inclusions. The best quality morganite is “clean” and free of visible inclusions of any kind. It exhibits an attractive vitreous lustre when cut and polished. Morganite engagement rings with highest clarity grades are considered more admired and valued.

Some Popular Morganite Jewelries

2.76-3.40 Cts of 8 mm AAA Round Morganite Stud Earrings in 14K Rose Gold(382328)
These pleasing Morganite Round 8 mm Three Prong Stud Earrings showcase an AAA quality Morganite each prong set in 14K Rose Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 2.76-3.40 Carats. Add a twinkle to your look with these stylish earrings.
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This splendid ring exhibits a lovely round AAA quality Morganite ornamented with thirty Diamonds prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 1.72 Carats. Approximate Diamond Weight: 0.21 Carats. A designer style ring, perfect to go with any wardrobe.

 

This radiant Morganite Scroll Solitaire Pendant showcases an AAA quality Emerald Morganite four prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 1.80-2.25 Carats. This pendant comes finished with an 18-inch 14K White Gold Singapore Chain.
This radiant Morganite Scroll Solitaire Pendant showcases an AAA quality Emerald Morganite four prong set in 14K White Gold. Approximate Gemstone Weight: 1.80-2.25 Carats. This pendant comes finished with an 18-inch 14K White Gold Singapore Chain.

 

A Fulfilling Christmas Gift

Morganite as a power gem is full of vivacious qualities. It is said to be powerful stone which unravels the obstructions in the body and enables free flow of energy due to its natural tendency to bring love to the wearer. Morganite is also believed to balance emotions and bring harmonizing fulfillment as it releases any blocks to the channels or chakras of the body. Consequently, the wearer experiences compassion, self-control and love towards fellow beings.

Shop for more certified Morganite Jewelries at MySolitaire.com

Why Black Diamond Stud Earrings Are So Popular

Black diamond studs add a touch of style and poise and are revered for their unique light absorbing properties. Unlike colorless diamonds, cut, color, clarity, and carat weight do not apply to black diamonds. They weigh lighter than colorless diamonds and often have minor inclusions due to their coloring. These seductive black diamond stud earrings have increased in popularity in recent years and will be sure to turn heads.

Associating earrings with just women is a thing of the past. Now, with the evolving trend in fashion, men are more than ever interested in earrings, jewelry and stylish accessories. A lot of men, especially famous personalities, wear this look!

Black studs stuck well with men because of its bold color. Celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Michael Jordan, and David Beckham are known for wearing black diamond studs such as the one below.

Black_Diamond_Stud_Earrings_361802_1_Even though men’s earrings with diamond studs have always been popular, every now and often we see different geometric that are trending for men’s earrings. Celebrities like Harrison Ford, Ne-Yo, Usher, and Chris Brown are seen wearing princess cut diamond studs on red carpet events or as a part of their everyday outfit.

Certifying Black Diamond Stud Earrings

How does diamond certification come into play with black diamond studs? Many jewelers don’t provide grading certificates for pre-set pairs of diamond studs.

However, if you are going for a DIY pair of stud earrings and starting with loose diamonds, you should definitely seek out a GIA or AGSL certificate. All of the loose diamonds in our collection at MySolitaire are certified, so you can design a pair of black diamond studs with two certified stones.

Assuming your jeweler is a trusted and certified professional, he will provide you with the real thing and not an enhanced copy. Clarity is the most important aspect of black diamond quality; however, the quality standards of black diamonds are very different. Always seek the GIA certificate and receive the original copy with your jewelry purchase, as you can trust that the GIA only grades natural black diamonds as an assurance of its genuineness. With the affordable prices, it is worth your while to own the real offer, which is only available at select diamond stores like MySolitaire.

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.

Black Diamond Color and Treatment

Sandra Bullock flaunting the black diamond studs or Kim Kardashian getting a black diamond engagement ring from Kanye; Black diamonds are ‘The Thing’ in the fashion world.  Coveted for their rich black color and enigmatic sheen, like that of a shiny black Rolls-Royce, not all the mined black diamonds are black and as beautiful. Though naturally black untreated diamonds do exist but they are extremely rare therefore very expensive; as a result the not so perfect real diamonds are treated to alter the color, remove defects and improve the quality.

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Most black diamond jewelry sold today has treated black diamonds. Diamond color depends on the quantity and type of inclusions – graphite, pyrite or hematite. The color of the natural black diamonds may range from dull gray to almost colorless to milky to brown or “olive” green. These diamonds are therefore treated to obtain the black color.

Treatment Facts-

  • Most black diamonds available in the market have been treated.
  • Treated black diamonds are more affordable than their natural untreated counterparts.
  • Treatment is used to improve the diamond color, alter the diamond color, remove factures and other imperfections.
  • To know if the black diamond is treated simply view it under a strong maglite or fiber-optic light the edges will appear deep brown rather than black.
  • A 1.00 carat natural untreated-unheated AAA quality black diamond will cost between $2000-$2500 and a treated black diamond will cost around $900-$1300.

The most common treatments for black diamonds are Heat Treatment  and Irradiation.

Heat Treatment –

Polished or rough diamonds under this treatment is exposed to very high temperatures, almost burning them to change the color. The treatment is permanent and considered natural. Usually yellow or heavily included grey diamonds are heat treated that changes their color to almost black dark green. The diamond looks black but when viewed under the artificial light it appears green at the corners. This treatment is also used to remove the light brown or yellowish tint from the colorless diamonds. Depending on diamond the treatment is used either to enhance or alter the color. Heating can render the diamond brittle so should be protected from any harsh blows.

Irradiation – The process is used to physically alter the crystal lattice of the diamond to change its diamond color. The diamond is blasted with high-energy electron or neutron particles that relocate the carbon atoms thus altering the color. Usually blue, green and black diamonds are irradiated. The gemological labs can detect the treatment. Irradiation is often followed by heating to obtain the perfect color.

Irradiation Facts –

  • The amount of radiation in diamonds/gems is extremely small and absolutely safe to wear. Even the most irradiated Blue Topaz is absolutely safe. Read more
  • No proof found of irradiated diamonds/gems causing any health hazard or cancer.
  • The radiation continues to decay over the period of time, so the dose rate goes down.
  • Irrdaiation is only done to change the color of the stone, it does affect the clarity of the diamond.
  • Irradiated diamonds are 100% natural and real, the process only changes their appearance.
  • Diamonds are exposed to irradiation while still under the earth, which means all diamonds are irradiated.
  • Exposure to extreme heat may affect the color of the diamond though will not render it colorless in any way.
  • Irradiation was first done by a British scientist Sir William Crookes in 1904.

Treated black diamonds are more affordable and equally stunning as the untreated natural black diamonds. A treated black diamond engagement ring can cost you three-times less than the cost of a White Diamond engagement ring of the same carat. Black diamond studs, black diamond pendant or a black diamond stackable ring, make a pick.

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.

Black Diamonds v/s Diamonds

  • Diamond is an allotrope of carbon like graphite. The carbon atoms in a diamond are arranged in a variation of the face-centered cubic crystal structure. Black Diamonds are polycrystalline diamonds found in alluvial deposits. These diamonds are made up of many tiny diamond crystals and are therefore porous.
  • Diamonds due to their extraordinary optical characteristic have very few impurities or inclusions. They are clear, colorless and mostly transparent. Black Diamonds have heavy inclusions mainly graphite that is blackish in color thus making them opaque.

Black Diamonds v/s Diamonds

  • Diamonds have high optical dispersion that is the ability to disperse light in different colors which in turn grants them the brilliance and sparkle. Black diamonds being porous and opaque do not disperse any light, rather the black inclusions absorb the light, and thus they do not sparkle like white diamonds.
  • Diamonds are the hardest materials existing, but this hardness also makes them very brittle. A harsh blow can cause the diamond to break. Black diamonds are fragile due to their porous composition and heavy inclusions. A harsh blow can cause the diamond to break or chip.
  • Diamonds are valued for their transparency that is clarity, color, size and cut for the brilliance. Brilliant cut in round diamonds is know to grant maximum brilliance to the diamond. Diamonds are usually cut in limited styles to maintain the brilliance. Black Diamonds are also valued for the color, clarity, size and cut. Black diamonds can be cut in any desired shape without bothering about the brilliance.
  • Diamonds are one of the most expensive gems, due to their rarity. They make a great investment as their value has witnessed a constant acceleration. Black diamonds are cheaper than white diamonds but their value has grown many folds over the last five years.
  • Diamond has look alikes like Cubic Zirconia, synthetic diamonds, crystals, silicon carbides or similar stones like White topaz and more expensive white sapphire. Onyx, Jet, Black crystals etc.
  • Diamonds are treated to improve the white diamond’s color grade color and clarity, including laser drilling to remove inclusions, application of sealants to fill cracks. Black diamonds are mostly treated to enhance the dark gray color to black, they may be irradiated or heat treated.