Tips in Choosing Your Black Diamond Engagement Ring
1 year ago
Do you want to choose something extra special and unique for your bride-to-be? Then perhaps you should look into a black diamond engagement ring. After all, the rising popularity of this engagement ring in no way negates the fact that they are rare, special and indeed, a statement piece.
It’s not only black colored diamond rings that are finding favor among brides-to-be. Engagement rings with colored stones are very quickly becoming the norm rather than the exception worldwide. Though clear or white diamonds are still the stone of choice for many, colored stones are clearly inching up on their clear cousins in many pieces of jewelry, not just engagement rings.
The natural black diamond is exceedingly rare. If you intend to purchase one of these, you will need to have patience to find it, and deep pockets with which to purchase it. However, that does not mean that it is impossible to obtain this diamond for a reasonable price. You will be able to purchase a black diamond that has been “helped” along by man-made means. This process involves ultra-high heat, which in turn colors the diamond black. This is far more affordable than their all natural counterpart.
These diamonds are often created by taking flawed or shaded “clear” diamonds and turning them black. This allows for a lower cost, which in turn allows for the purchase of larger diamonds. In essence, this might mean for many that a black diamond has more value for money than that of a white diamond. Many believe that these diamonds have more character, and are therefore perfectly suited for brides who are a bit out of the main stream.
There are plenty of places where you can buy “black colored diamond engagement rings” but you will want to make sure that you visit a reputable jeweler or jewelry shop in order to ensure that you are actually getting what you are paying for. There are plenty of “fakes” around, and then there are carbonados which are a cousin of the black diamond. You will want to make sure that you are purchasing a real black color diamond, and the way to do this is to do business with a trusted and reputable jeweler.
If your bride-to-be has indicated an interest in something a little out of the ordinary, you should certainly consider this kind of engagement ring. Be sure to compare prices before purchasing though. And do be wary of “discount” jewelry shops.
Whether you choose for the ring to be accented by other colored stones, or to have a pure black diamond will be entirely up to you and your beloved. It is, however, important to bear in mind that an engagement ring is meant to be forever. If for some reason you think that your bride-to-be would rather have a black diamond as a fashion piece, then consider getting her a traditional ring for her engagement ring, and a black diamond as a present at some other point. A black diamond ring set in white gold or platinum seems to be the norm, though you could choose another metal if that is what the bride to be wishes for. The cut of the stone is probably more important for many, and a solitaire seems to be better suited to white diamonds. For such a unique ring, a more fancy shape might be in order.