The black diamond engagement rings we are focusing on are not made from reject diamonds.
Reject diamonds or BOART are normally crushed in to diamond powder to be used in the cutting of other diamonds……they are normal, quality diamonds that happen to be black in color.
It is due to minute inclusions (black specs of carbon inside the diamond) and clustering.
Black fancy diamonds are a marvel of nature as they seem to completely absorb light & have a unique brilliance that seems to originate from sheer darkness.
The diamond rough is mined in DRC, Sierra Leone and South Africa.
Most of the black diamonds are usually opaque but can also be translucent but you have to hold them up to a strong light to see inside them.
They are in the low four figure per carat bracket.
The rare flawless or VSI (very slightly included) stones command high prices.
These diamonds have been used in jewelery for many
years but seem to go in and out of style.
For those of us who are truly adventurous you could consider asking your fiance to look at black rings with the intention of getting one for her.
These rings are currently quite popular as mens diamond rings.
Black engagement rings look good in Platinum due to the color contrast.
They also go well with yellow and white gold.
Black diamond engagement rings use either cut diamonds or polished ones depending on the quality of the diamond and the target market.
Polished diamonds basically have no facets, they are just shaped and polished to give a smooth surface.
This is only done with low quality stones.