Black and white diamond engagement rings offer a dramatic, stunning contrast to your look. Black diamonds were once considered “imperfect” and therefore worthless, but that has changed in the last 20 years. Now, black diamonds are seen as highly unique. Unlike other colored diamonds, black diamonds aren’t their color because of impurities that grew within the crystal as it formed. Instead, they contain minerals, usually hematite, magnetite, or sulfide. This knowledge lends them an aura of power and “magnetism”.
Black and white diamonds together look amazing, like classic black and white photography, especially when they are set in rings of precious metals like silver, white gold, platinum, or palladium. Whiter precious metals are usually seen as better for black and white diamond ring jewelry, for they offset the dramatic contrast that much better than yellow gold. And, since some white precious metals aren’t as expensive as yellow ones, black and white diamond rings come in a wide range of prices that makes them affordable to most people no matter what their budget is.
Tiny black and white diamonds are at times pave set into a ring, while other rings will feature a row of black and white diamonds which have been set into a claw setting to evoke even more drama. And then, there are channel set b&w diamond rings that allow the black and the white of the different stones to shine emphatically. So which ring you choose comes down to personal taste, not some haughty “standard”.
Likewise, there is an array of different diamond cuts. The vast majority of black diamonds are brilliant cut and, as you may guess, this makes them go perfectly with brilliant cut white diamonds. However, other mixtures that people find attractive include baguette- or emerald-cut white diamonds featuring small brilliant cut black diamonds all around them.
Black and white diamond engagement rings are found in almost every jewelry store these days. Also, it really isn’t difficult to customize your own b&w diamond ring. One thing you can consider along those lines is finding a diamond-and-gemstone ring, and then having a jeweler some or all of the gemstones with black diamonds–for a totally stunning and one-of-a-kind ring.
It’s best, if you can, to see a black diamond and b&w diamond ring in person, for black diamonds by their nature are very hard to accurately capture the fullness of in photographs.
But if you insist on shopping on the Internet for this type of engagement ring, some of the most reputable places to check out for this style are the websites for My Solitaire, Tirings, and Alpha Imports.
So, with a black and white diamond engagement ring, you can bring together the “unique” and the “perfect” in a dramatic way. If all the world’s a stage, why not go for some drama in your relationship anyway?