Be Daring with a Black Diamond Ring
Black diamonds are stunning, distinct, and they elicit a lot of questions: are they real? Are they rare? Are they expensive? Where are they from? These stones ignite curiosity partially because of their deep, inky appearance but also because they are not used in jewelry nearly as often as their colorless cousins. So if you are on the market for a breathtaking and truly unique piece of jewelry, you might want to seriously consider shopping for a black diamond ring.
Black diamonds have never been as popular as colorless diamonds when it comes to jewelry. This is partially because black diamonds are rarer than colorless diamonds and partially because they are more difficult to cut than colorless diamonds. It is important to clarify that there are in fact two kinds of black diamonds: those that have gotten their color through artificial means (irradiation and/or heat treatments) and those that got their color naturally. The latter are known as Natural Fancy Black Diamonds.
There are varying mythologies that surround black diamonds, and many of them are in conflict with one another. For instance, in India black diamonds have traditionally been considered to be cursed as they are believed to resemble the eyes of spiders and snakes. On the other hand, in medieval Italy it was believed that the stone contained powers strong enough to mend a troubled marriage.
In recent years black diamonds have in fact increased in popularity and they have been showing up more and more in popular culture. These beautiful gems have been spotted being worn on the red carpet by the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Woods, Katherine Heigl and Sarah Jessica Parker to name a few. In fact, Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker’s character in the popular TV series Sex in the City, is given a black diamond in one episode of the show! In real life, Carmen Electra also received a black diamond ring upon her engagement to Rob Patterson.
If you are in the market for an alluring and unique piece of jewelry, perhaps consider the option of a black diamond ring. These inky stones look exquisite both alone and surrounded by colorless diamonds (the contrast is truly stunning!). Come by Adam’s Jewelers in Roseville today to pick out the perfect black piece for you or your loved one. You deserve a diamond as unique as you are!
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