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Do Black Diamonds Make Legit Engagement Rings?

Let’s start by saying this – They Do. If you are considering buying a black diamond engagement ring, no doubt you are buying it for a unique, exclusive individual. 

We can all agree that choosing a dark, stand out, powerful stone as a black diamond for your engagement ring, is bound to get lots of attention. The shine and sparkle of a black diamond in a bright setting will create a one-of-a-kind treasured piece of jewel, one that reflects your one-of-a-kind stunning love story.

If you remember Sex and The City 2, Mr. when Mr. Big finally presents Carrie with an engagement ring, (a proposal years in the making), the jewel was a black diamond engagement ring. He said “because you are not like anyone else” as he gave her a 5-carat black diamond set in a white diamond and 18K white gold ring.

Same as the diamonds we know, black diamonds are also formed by high pressure on carbon elements, under the earth’s surface, which produce a pattern over the crystal. These diamonds have the same chemical composition as other diamonds, but the graphite unique inclusions and random clustering throughout the diamond cause the dark color. Other color diamonds receive their color from geological impurities such as nitrogen, hydrogen, and boron.  Other color diamonds are found in a variety of color intensities, while the black, white, and red diamonds come only in one frosty color intensity.

 

 

There are 2 kinds of black diamonds- diamonds that develop their dark color during their formation, and diamonds that are enhanced (heated) to reach that black dark color.  Surprisingly, Black diamonds are more affordable than other white or colored diamonds, since they are less in demand, even though they are not as easily found as other color diamonds.

 

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