Carrie may have made them famous in sex and the city but black diamonds have always been a yes from us!
A black diamond is an excellent choice for a nontraditional wedding ring! It has all the luxury and glitz of a traditional wedding ring with that added wow a black diamond gives!
We love that they are so unique and they really do make your ring stand out in a sea of standard diamonds. They suit so many styles of metals and cuts that they work for all couples. Whether you are looking for a full black, goth style ring or a princess showstopper that is a little different.
If you have the engagement ring then head to our black wedding band guide.
What is a black diamond?
There are three types of black diamonds:
- natural black diamonds – also called Carbonados are natural diamonds. they have high levels of graphite clusters inside them so they appear black.
- man-made black diamonds – Lab-grown diamonds are common but you do not come across many black ones. Usually, they are natural or more popular treated diamonds.
- treated black diamonds – which are the most popular type of black diamonds. They are clear diamonds that have been heat treated to give them their black color.
Find out more details about the different black diamond types from naturally colored.
What is the difference between a black diamond and a white diamond?
The main difference is the cost, you will get a lot more carat for your money when looking at black diamonds, even natural diamonds. Even though a black diamond is rarer than a white diamond. It is not as popular, so this pushes the price down.
When it comes to hardness, black diamonds are actually harder than white diamonds on the Mohs scale. With a rating of 10, they are one of the hardest minerals found on Earth. So you don’t need to worry about your diamond being scratched or damaged easily!
Pros and cons of black diamond rings
- Cost – They will give more bang for your buck for sure compared to clear and colored diamonds
- Strength – As we said before, they are one of the hardest minerals on Earth so you don’t have to worry about damaging your diamond
- Unique – You will definitely stand out from the crowd with a black diamond engagement ring. They are rarer than white diamonds so people will be asking about your stunning ring all the time!
- Less sparkle – Compared to a clear diamond, black diamonds do not have as much sparkle. This is due to their inclusions of other minerals which affect how light reflects inside the diamond.
- Can be difficult to find – Black diamonds are not as popular as white diamonds so they can be tricky to find when shopping for an engagement ring. Make sure you do your research and know what you are looking for before setting out to find the perfect ring!
1. Pnina Tornai Black Diamond Engagement Ring
This 14K Rose Gold is so gorgeous, the large oval black diamond add drama and the rose gold really makes it pop!
2. Salt and Pepper Diamond
Okay, so not technically a black diamond but wow what a stunner! I feel like I could stare into this diamond for every!
3. White and black diamond ring
I love this swirl effect of the white and black diamonds surrounding a stunning large black diamond. This ring offers a sparkle effect also with all the white diamond.
4. Engagement and wedding band set
This set is stunning! I love how well they work together, the simple design of the engagement ring is elevated by the v shape diamond band!
5. Sunflower engagement ring
Wow, one for the sunflower lover! I just love this creative design, the black diamond works perfectly to create the sunflower design alongside the rose gold petals.
6. For the goth lover
Going for a black diamond and black metal is a dramatic but simple look that is sure to wow. It is simply stylish though and not just for those wanting a gothic ring.
7. Black Diamond Princess 10K White Gold
If you are looking for that sparkle with a twist, this is the ring for you!
8. Vintage black diamond ring
Vintage rings are a great eco-choice. They also have history and meaning, and are better on the wallet!
9. Celestrial vibes
This is one of my favorites! I love the unique design and that you can add and stack the rings.
You can easily change up the overall look in 10/20 years with new stacking rings.
10. Rose gold floral band
The rose gold flowers on this band are so pretty. I love the modern clean contrast of the black diamond next to the intricate detail on the band.
12. Halo diamond ring
This one has a traditional feel to me. The black diamond gives it a modern twist.
13. Raw-cut black diamond
I love the texture, so a raw-cut diamond really appeals to me. Celebrating the natural beauty of a true black diamond.
14. Simple 3-stone ring
When shopping for engagement rings sometimes it’s best to keep it simple. This ring is forever so going simple means timeless and will love just a stunning in 50 years!
How to care for your black diamond ring
Because black diamonds are harder than white diamonds, they do not require as much care and attention. However, we still recommend taking off your ring when doing vigorous activities or household chores.
When cleaning your ring, use a soft toothbrush and mild soap. Avoid using harsh chemicals or cleaners as this can damage the diamond. Gently brush the diamond and metal setting to remove any dirt or build-up. Rinse with warm water and dry with a soft lint-free cloth.
It is also important to get your ring checked by a professional at least once a year to make sure the setting is secure and there are no loose stones.
FAQs and shopping guide
Black diamonds are unique and beautiful stones that have become increasingly popular in recent years. But with so many different grades and quality levels on the market, it can be difficult to know how to identify a high-quality black diamond. Here are a few things to look for:
First, examine the stone’s surface. A high-quality black diamond will be relatively free of blemishes or inclusions. Second, check the stone’s color. A pure black diamond will have a deep, even color with no visible tints or shades. Finally, consider the stone’s weight. Black diamonds are typically denser than other types of diamonds, so a higher carat weight can be an indicator of quality. By keeping these factors in mind, you can be sure to find a black diamond that is both beautiful and valuable.
While they can be set in any type of jewelry, certain metals work particularly well with black diamonds. For example, white gold and platinum provide a stark contrast that really makes the black diamonds stand out.
Yellow gold and rose gold can also be used to create a beautiful effect, especially when combined with other gemstones. Black diamonds can also be set in silver, which creates a more understated look. For a full nontraditional look black are the perfect choice.
Is Black Diamond good for engagement rings?
Yes, black diamonds are a great choice for engagement rings! They are unique and special, and will definitely make your ring stand out from the crowd. They are also very strong and durable, so you don’t have to worry about damaging your ring.
Are black diamonds rare?
Black diamonds are rarer than white diamonds, but they are not as popular so they can be tricky to find. Make sure you do your research and know what you are looking for before setting out to find the perfect ring!
What does a black diamond engagement ring mean?
A black diamond engagement ring means that you are unique and special. Black means strength and power, so it is a perfect choice for an engagement ring. Your partner will definitely be impressed with your stunning and unique ring!
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