(Closed) I just want a sexy black diamond….or do I? HELP!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you prefer a black or white center stone with this setting?



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  • Post # 2
    316 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    Between black or traditional diamond I would go traditional because I think black diamonds look cheap. However since you are open to other stones I would look into a dark blue sapphire they are my favorite stone.

    Post # 3
    218 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I would do a gemstone like a sapphire or even a tourmaline. Something that would offer contrast but still reflect some light. Black diamond don’t really sparkle at all do they?

    Post # 4
    79 posts
    Worker bee

    Black! Since it seems like that is what you truly want! 🙂 obviously, a majority would pick a clear diamond, that’s why ~90% of all women has see through stones in their engagement rings! But this is not about pleasing the majority, it’s about pleasing you! 🙂

    Post # 5
    222 posts
    Helper bee

    I have a black diamond rhr and I love it. You could look at onyx as an alternative. Black diamonds don’t sparkle like white diamonds, they shimmer instead 😉

    I think your choice of the black diamond ring is so gorgeous and unusual.

    Post # 6
    672 posts
    Busy bee

    I never understood black diamonds. I mean the black diamond is gorgeous but I’d look at it and think it was onyx. Yet you’d be paying a trillion dollars more for something most people wouldn’t think is a Diamond. Couldn’t you get something similar as a right hand ring in onyx and save a ton? I’d go clear. For the sparkle factor. It’s mesmerizing. 

    Post # 7
    387 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Rydges Hotel

    I have a black diamond engagement ring and I love it. Go for what you would like. I’m not a big fan on clear stones and wanted something unique (hence the black diamond ring). 🙂

    Post # 8
    423 posts
    Helper bee

    You know what they say: “Once you go black, you’ll never go back”! I say go for it. It may not be my style but it certainly sounds like it’s yours and that ring is beyond gorgeous!!

    Post # 9
    452 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    If you want a black diamond,get one! I have a black diamond engagement ring and I love it. It definitely catches people’s attention.

    Though I do agree with previous commenters,they do not sparkle but they do shimmer. And since you’re getting a white diamond halo around it it really looks cool with the sparkle reflecting of the shimmering black diamond center stone. I catch myself just staring at mine when it does it. 


    Post # 10
    1883 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

    th contrast of black and white will look amazing! and all the small diamonds will give you the sparkle you want still 🙂

    Post # 11
    3895 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

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    lavenderstone :  I strongly dislike black diamonds because they look like a black hole to me… so I voted for white.

    Post # 12
    1433 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I love black diamonds but something seems off about the black diamond in this setting. I think it would be beautiful with a blue sapphire. 

    Post # 13
    71 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Get a nice gray spinel instead. Much more sparkle but same darker color.

    Post # 14
    920 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2017 - Vineyard on Long Island

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    lavenderstone :  it sounds like you want black, so go for it!  Plus I love the contrast of the black diamond in teh side view of that setting!

    While black diamonds don’t sparkle as much as the white ones, I think the sparkle in your halo will satisfy any sparkliness you want.  Stay true to what you like!

    Post # 15
    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Get what you want! But I personally dont get black diamonds. The whole point of them for me is the amazing sparkle.

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