Black Diamond Engagement Rings

Black Diamonds with Mokume Gane

A black diamond engagement ring: it’s exotic, unique, opaque and mysterious. A black diamond combines the brilliance of a faceted diamond with dark romantic love.

Why should I have a black diamond in my engagement ring or wedding band?

To be unique and different! Add contrast to your ring by combining the whiteness of platinum or palladium with the blackness of this gemstone. Imagine lines of channel-set diamonds or black diamonds paved in a field. For the more daring, consider a black diamond as the center stone in your engagement ring!

Black Diamonds with Darkened Winter Mokume

What shapes are black diamonds available in?

They’re mostly available as faceted round brilliant cuts. Larger dimensions for center stones are also available as princess cuts.

What makes a diamond black?

Diamonds can be found in nature in many different colors, including black. It’s not a true black but is extremely dark and opaque. The majority of small black diamonds that are set into rings are color enhanced. In other words, they’re not pure black to start with but are treated so that they turn darker than they are naturally.

Paved Black Diamonds in Tribal Rings

What Krikawa engagement rings are available with black diamonds?

Any ring that Krikawa makes can be set with black diamonds, whether just as accent stones or as the center stone. If you check out the pricing calculator drop-down menu for Accent Stone(s), "Black Diamond" is the second option.

Are black diamonds affordable?

Depending on whether the stone is natural or color-enhanced, clarity, and size, we can work within your budget. Shown below is a 1.62 carat round for $700! The 1.67 carat radiant is $1504. The third stone depicted is an untreated 1.11 carat rosecut pear, which retails for $1800. Next to it is a 0.45 carat marquise for $1350, also untreated. Email or call us at 1-888-KRIKAWA to quote other sizes or shapes!
Round Color Enhanced Black DiamondRadiant Color Enhanced Black DiamondRose Cut Pear Natural Black DiamondNatural Black Diamond Marquise

Black Diamond Pendant and Scaffolding Engagement Ring

How durable are black diamonds?

A black diamond is just as hard as a white diamond. It registers a 10 on the Mohs hardness scale, meaning it’s the hardest material on earth. Black diamonds are a little bit more brittle than a white diamond because of the inclusions that are natural to black diamonds. What this means is they’re more likely to chip than a white diamond. However, they’re still an extremely hard and excellent stone for everyday wear. The surface will not abrade or get worn the way softer stones do.

Where are black diamonds from?

Black diamonds were originally discovered in Brazil during the 1800s by the Portuguese, who called them "carbonados." In addition to Brazil, they have also been found in the Central African Republic. Recently, scientists have claimed that--unlike white diamonds, which are formed inside the earth--some black diamonds may have been created in outer space, arriving on earth as asteroids!*

*National Science Foundation. (2007). Diamonds from Outer Space: Geologists Discover Origin of Earth's Mysterious Black Diamonds [Press release]. Retrieved from http://www.nsf.gov/about-us/our-story/krikawa-in-the-newsnews_summ.jsp?cntn_id=108270.