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#1 colleen

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

What do you think of a black diamond for a wedding ring? I like having something different and I have always loved marcasites but didn't know if if black for a wedding set would be appropriate.I googled it and found an article on www.queendiamondrings.com and just wondered what others thought about it. My husband is getting me a new wedding set for our twentieth anniversary so does anyone have any advise? :-)


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:36 PM

Hello!  It's really personal preference and what you like the most!  Lately, I have noticed a lot of black diamond rings, black diamond engagement rings selling.  It seems that they are becoming more and more popular for sure!  Good luck and congrats on your 20th anniversary!


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:59 PM

The negative connotation that Americans have for things black is really a rather recent thing and is, of course, completely arbitrary   There's tons of super cool antique jewelry with black stones and if you like the look, by all means go for it.  It's absolutely false that diamonds are 'supposed' to be white.  


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:28 PM

One of my friend used this on his engagement. They bought a couple of rings which are very nice and I was very attracted towards them and want ot buy them. I am not having any black diamond jewellery in my colleciton searching  for the best place for buying this jewellery.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:32 PM

Black diamonds are undoubtedly one of the best looking diamonds available..They shine and sparkle, just like a clear diamond! If you are looking for a beautiful ring but not looking to spend thousands of bucks, a black diamond wedding ring is the best option for you!


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:29 PM

If you like it , you should wear it in your wedding.

Happy wedding day!



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:24 AM

Personally, I think black Diamond is not good, black often let people think of some bad things, so I don't like black diamond, but if you like ,you can choose it.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:03 AM

Black diamonds are really rare -- in fact, some scientists believe they were formed inside a foreign star, in outer space, and arrived on earth (and only ever in Central Africa and Brazil) via asteroid when that star exploded.

 

So, having black diamonds on your 20th anniversary wedding rings would be, actually, "stellar" and quite "out of this world".  ;)


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 11:05 PM

I'm not a huge fan of them but it's totally your preference!



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 11:07 AM

Black diamonds are really rare -- in fact, some scientists believe they were formed inside a foreign star, in outer space, and arrived on earth (and only ever in Central Africa and Brazil) via asteroid when that star exploded.

 

So, having black diamonds on your 20th anniversary wedding rings would be, actually, "stellar" and quite "out of this world".  ;)

 

I think you are confusing black diamonds with Moissanite.

 

Black diamonds are undoubtedly one of the best looking diamonds available..They shine and sparkle, just like a clear diamond! If you are looking for a beautiful ring but not looking to spend thousands of bucks, a black diamond wedding ring is the best option for you!

 

Care to post a pic of a black diamond that performs like a clear one?


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 03:23 PM

Care to post a pic of a black diamond that performs like a clear one?

 

How about this one?  It performs the same completely independent of color.

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#12 Dirk Rendel

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 04:30 PM

 

Care to post a pic of a black diamond that performs like a clear one?

 

How about this one?  It performs the same completely independent of color.

diamond_drill_bit2.gif

 

 

 

Hahahahaha, nice one!

 

It just goes to show, that one has to be more precise with the questions. :D


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:05 PM

WHAT on Earth is that, Neil? A portrait of Cthulhu? :lol:


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#14 Dirk Rendel

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:16 PM

WHAT on Earth is that, Neil? A portrait of Cthulhu? :lol:

 

Got to admit, I had to google that one.

 

Not bad, although I think it's closer to this:

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:45 PM

That's a drill bit.
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Posted 01 November 2013 - 10:26 PM

Wow, I just love this cut design, it seems perfect for a wedding ring. Are you getting married ? From where did you get this ?
Please temme actually it's my best friend's wedding on 14' November. I could possibly suggest her to buy this one.  



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 03:54 AM

It's a fairly common style, with three or five stones, plus or minus halos. Most jewellers will be able to procure or make something very similar. The bigger problem is timing: with less than 2 weeks to go, you are likely to be limited to what's in stock currently...


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 07:41 AM

Wow, I had never seen a black diamond, or even known they exited.  Definitely interesting.

 

How common, or rare, are they?  Are they fairly easy to find?


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 10:47 AM

Black diamonds are not so rare and the reason there are more and more of them making their way to the market place is that many of the them are treated (and not necessarily disclosed).  We've been sourcing them for a while now for our Black on Black diamond earrings which are supposed to be natural blacks.  We had the option of making these substantially cheaper using treated goods but opted against it.  In general these stones are not expensive enough to warrant any kind of serious grading report, so ultimately you will have to rely on your vendors to disclose any treatment they might be aware of.

 

Black diamonds are uber full of inclusions.  Light does not dance around inside them and scintilate back at you.  The only sparkle is surrounding light being reflected off the polished facets.  Pretty, yes, but not comparable to white stones.

 

I hope this helps.


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 11:03 AM

Yes, I saw some pictures.  I think I know what you mean Gerald.  Still interesting as an additional piece, not the main engagement ring, at least in my case.  I definitely see the appeal.  I think it's something I could discuss with my gf.  But would have to wait until after I give her the engagement ring... wouldn't want her asking what I was looking at diamonds for.

 

But to the OP, if you are still watching, wear what you like ;).