Post # 1
OK. After MONTHS of research I think we have reached a decision… but I want some more opinions before we order the things.
We are on a relatilvely tight budget and I did not want a traditional setting. My promise ring is black and white diamonds, but I want the engagement ring to be a little different. I’m looking for the WOW factor and this one did it for me… I haven’t paid for it yet so it’s not too late to be indecisive. We’re engaged, but he’s going to do some crazy formal proposal once the ring is in his hand. But since I am SOOOOOOO picky… I got to help make the decision. Go me.
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Post # 3
That is a stunning set.
I wrote some stuff about black diamonds on the other post. But here it is again. I think black diamonds are really quite under rated.
Diamonds come in a wide range of colors – blue, green, yellow, pink…red being by far the most rare. They all have the same characteristics, except for color. Black diamonds (called carbonado) are also diamonds, but there are some differences between black diamonds and white/colored diamonds that make them quite mysterious. First, they are harder! Second, at the molecular level, they seem to be constructed of lots of smaller crystals instead of being one large crystal. Third, they are only found in a handful of places on earth – Brazil, West Central African Coast, some parts of the US, and Siberia.
This leads scientists to think that these kinds of diamonds can’t be formed the same way other diamonds are. Some pretty interesting ideas have been put worth to explain where they come from. One interesting idea that they are created when very large meteors strike the Earth, producing the high temperatures and pressures required. But instead of takimg millions of years, the process takes moments. But this is not at all an accepted theory. Truth is, the origins of black diamonds are a mystery.
Enjoy your mystery rocks!
Post # 4
I think black diamonds are gorgeous!! I wouldn’t want it for my wedding ring but only because i am pretty traditional. However, i have bought black diamond rings as gifts for friends and they have always loved them. They really are unique and just as beautiful in their own right. If it is something you love and will not grow tired of, then go for it!!
Post # 5
I have heard the meteor theory and that is just one more reason that I like the black diamonds so much… I think I am on the right track and this is still my favorite setting… so YAY! (I’m still a little giddy… imagine how I will be once it’s on my hand. LOL)
Post # 6
It is stunning! I love black diamonds. I thought about going that route then I thought Blue saphires because I love them then ended up with a traditional ring! Seeing that set though I am a little envious
Post # 7
WOW! That set is stunning. I have ring envy! With the black diamond being such a mystery and also being found in only a few places, why isnt it priced higher?
Your set is very beautiful. The design is amazing. Congrats!!!!
Post # 8
Ring Envy right here! Love that set! If you love it then go for it!
Post # 9
@jeye7161: LOL — my thoughts too. Truth is that white diamonds aren’t priced the way they are because they are all that rare. Pricing has a lot to do with how deBeers controls the supply and demand of white diamonds. Black diamonds are not as popular and – more importantly – not controlled by deBeers.
Post # 10
Wow! Really stunning set:) I like the traditional diamonds because of their sparkle, but black diamonds are great also because they go with everything! I love the high setting of the ering especially.
Post # 11
That set is gorgeous! I like regular diamonds just because I like sparkly objects, but that set is really pretty.
Post # 14
Wow, I’ve never seen this on anyone before. It definitely has the WOW factor! It’s so pretty.
Post # 16
So Beautiful and original! I was looking at an amazing black and white diamind ring to wear on my right hand. It was from a higher end jeweler and it was stunning! I did notice when I looked at similar rings in “chain stores” that the white diamonds were not great quality and actually looked yellow against the black diamonds, and even more so against my wedding set. Just a thought to keep in my mind…although they all appear to be black in that picture. GL!