The first thing that comes to mind when people speak of diamonds is a white, sparkling stone. But there is a unique variation of this precious stone called black diamonds. They are real diamonds and in no way, are they of lower quality. A black diamond is quite rare and there are occasions when people prefer to choose black diamond engagement rings.
It is worth mentioning though, that some manufacturers artificially change a diamond’s color to black. But a genuine black diamond is naturally black.
How Are Black Diamonds Formed?
Genuine black diamonds are also called “carbonado”. They are found in Brazil and Africa. These stones have the same chemical compositions as white diamonds but there is a difference in their crystal structure. The inclusion of other elements is what causes them to change color to black.
However, the experts don’t always agree on how they are formed. Some say black diamonds were formed within the earth under high pressure while others believe that the stones came from space as a result of an asteroid landing some 2 million years ago.
Treated black diamonds, on the other hand, are created in a lab. White diamonds are treated with heat or radiation to change the stones’ color to black.
Black Diamond Engagement Rings
It seems pretty unusual, but some people prefer a black diamond ring because it’s unique and displays a certain sophistication. It’s a matter of taste and personality.
Though these stones may not display the same brilliance or sparkle as that of white diamonds, they look quite exotic. They are also a little more affordable than white ones.
One reason to choose a black diamond engagement ring is that, when designed with white settings, it would immensely stand out. You can customize your black diamond in either a platinum, white gold, or silver setting. Choosing a black diamond instead of an onyx for a white setting is a great choice because a diamond has unparalleled durability. You can also create a stronger contrast by combining it with white stones that have a sparkle that will greatly enhance the appearance of your black diamond ring.
Bova Diamonds is the number one jewelry store in Dallas, Texas where you can find exquisite black diamond engagement rings. These are great quality black diamonds in wholesale prices. It’s easy to schedule an appointment and someone will assist you with your black diamond ring or other jewelry pieces that you are interested in.