Although black diamonds lack the brilliance diamonds are prized for, they hold a certain dark glamour perfect for those looking for an edgy alternative to the traditional diamond choices. Because of their opacity, rather than a sparkle, they give off a glint as the light reflects off their facets. Grey diamonds vary in terms of opacity. The more desirable ones combine the clearness of a white diamond with a smoky hue. For info about other alternative diamond choices see my post on rose cut, raw, rough, rustic and antique cut diamonds.
This antique looking solitaire ring blends a Victorian style setting complete with beautiful engraving with a trendy round cut black diamond. In 14K white gold.
($675 from Apples of Gold)
If you are going for the rustic look, what better than this Melissa Joy Manning engagement ring hand forged from recycled 18K yellow gold? It features a large 2.11 carat oval dark grey/black rose cut diamond, that’s just ever so transparent.
($2,125 from Melissa Joy Manning)
Designer Cathy Waterman combines her signature leaves with a rose cut black diamond to stunning effect in this one-of-a-kind ring. Continuing with the organic motif, the platinum band is even textured like a branch.
($6,960 from YLANG23)
The ring from designer Todd Reed features a large oval rose cut black diamond over 2 carats in weight outlined in tiny brilliant cut white diamonds. The brightness of the 18K yellow gold really contrasts with the black diamond.
($7,480 from YLANG23)
This ring from Cathy Waterman is super rocker-chic. A blackened platinum setting holds a light grey rose cut diamond (.73ct) in a hexagon frame of brilliant diamonds and milgrain edging. Truly one of the most gorgeous grey diamond engagement rings I have even come across.
($8,860 from YLANG23)