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Black diamond engagement ring meaning

11th January 2023

by Semrah

For a truly unique engagement ring, a black diamond may be the perfect choice for you. While white (or colourless diamonds) tend to be the go-to stone for engagement rings, black diamonds have a unique allure that is guaranteed to impress and have become extremely popular in recent years. But what is the meaning of black diamond engagement rings? We reveal all in this article.

Black Diamond Stone Origin

There is a lot of mystery surrounding the origin of black diamonds. Black diamonds formed over 3.8 billion years ago in Brazil and were originally named "carbonados" by Portuguese settlers. Today, black diamonds are found exclusively in Brazil and central Africa.

Black diamonds are considered “fancy diamonds” due to their colour and can be found naturally although most black diamonds on the market are actually white diamonds that have been enhanced – still real diamonds but put under heat and pressure to enhance the darker colour.

Black Diamond History

First discovered in 1840 in Brazil, black diamonds have a rich history. Diamonds have long been associated with wealth and power and coveted for their rarity – and no stone is so rare as a natural black diamond.

These dark stones held different meanings to different cultures. In India, black diamonds were considered cursed because they resemble the eyes of snakes and spiders. However, in Italy, it was thought that simply touching a black diamond could help save the marriage of a couple who were in need of reconciliation – It was believed that the problems of the couple would enter into the stone when they touched it.

Through most of the 19th and 20th centuries, jewellers regarded black diamonds as too difficult to cut and polish and they were deemed best suited for industrial use, unsuitable for use in jewellery.

Eventually, black diamonds did gain popularity in the jewellery industry with a successful line of black diamond jewellery and watches being released in 1996 by the Swiss jewellery house, de Grisogono. Since then, black diamonds have been coveted by many for their unusual look and unique style.

What does a black diamond symbolise?

Black Diamond Engagement Ring

The meaning of black diamonds can be somewhat mixed. Black diamonds are said to have a deep spiritual meaning and are often used as protection from evil. It is believed the beautiful dark gemstone provides a link between the spiritual and physical world.

In general, diamonds symbolise a strong emotional connection - that is why they are perfect for engagement rings. Black diamonds symbolise justice and inner strength while they also represent courage to stand out from the crowd.

Are Black Diamonds Good For Engagement Rings?

Black diamond rings are a good choice for engagement rings - particularly if your partner likes unique styles that stray from the norm. Black diamond engagement rings are also said to help heal relationship problems and soothe any jealousy felt as a couple. Plus, there are so many beautiful styles to choose from, such as solitaire black diamond engagement rings and halo black diamond engagement rings.

How To Choose a Black Diamond Engagement Ring

Like any engagement ring, you should choose a black diamond engagement ring based on your partner's taste and preferences. At Diamonds Factory, all of our rings are customisable to your needs. Simply select your preferred diamond shape, setting type, and precious metal band to create a beautiful ring they will love.

6 prong solitaire black diamond engagement ring

Simple, minimalistic, and striking, this is the perfect ring to allow the black diamond to shine and stand out. This ring radiates class and a sophisticated style – perfect for those who love understated design.

Black diamond halo engagement ring

For lovers of vintage styles, a halo ring style ring makes a wonderful engagement ring with which to propose. The stunning black diamond in the centre of this ring is surrounded by a halo of smaller diamonds to catch the light and add just the right amount of sparkle.

4 prong side stone black diamond engagement ring

If your beloved enjoys a little bit of glamour without being too glitzy, this side stone ring may be perfect for them. The centre black diamond sits proudly on a 4-prong setting while smaller diamonds are set into the band itself, offering understated elegance and sparkle.

Buying an engagement ring can be daunting. To help you find the perfect engagement ring, including how to measure for one, how to work out your budget, and much more, we have an in-depth guide to buying an engagement ring.

Popular Black Diamond Engagement Rings

The most popular black diamond engagement rings are solitaire, halo and side stone styles. White gold and platinum look particularly attractive against black diamonds and emphasise the beauty of the stone. While round black diamond engagement rings tend to be the preferred diamond shape, other fancy shapes such as oval or pear-cut diamonds can make the ring look truly unique.

Famous black diamond engagement rings

Possibly the most famous black diamond engagement ring from pop culture is Carrie Bradshaw's beautiful solitaire style, as seen in Sex and the City 2 when Mr Big finally popped the question. He proposed using a beautiful black diamond ring and said "because you're not like anyone else," - comparing the unique nature of the stone to his love.

Of course, it is not only fictional characters that adore captivating black diamond rings. Many celebrities have been seen sporting these rare gemstones. Gwyneth Paltrow, Rose Byrne, Blake Lively, Kat Von D, Lance Bass, and Christina McLarty have all been seen wearing stunning black diamond jewellery.

If you are looking for a ring that is as unique as your love, a black diamond engagement ring may be a perfect choice. To help you make the proposal picture perfect, read our Cutest Christmas Proposal Ideas guide for some ideas and inspiration and guarantee that “yes!”

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