6 Black Diamond Engagement to Consider for Your Lady Love
An engagement ring is a BIG deal, right? I mean, asking the woman or man you love to be the better half of your life… permanently, is huge. It needs courage and a big slice of commitment, don’t you think? And to seal such a deal, you must have the perfect ring ready. Engagement rings or promise rings have come a long way over the years. While most brides-to-be today expect a stunning piece of jewellery (read – a good-sized solitaire), would you consider proposing your girl with a black diamond engagement ring?
Shocked? Surprised? Flabbergasted? Well, don’t be either. All you Sex and The City fans out there, remember when Mr Big finally gave Carrie an engagement ring? And it was a black diamond! Yes, it was a five-carat black diamond set in 18k white gold, perfectly designed by Itay Malkin Fine Jewellery. But the choice of the diamond did make Carrie think out aloud – was Mr Big giving her this ring because she had a black heart? To which, Mr Big answered (making us all fall in love with him again), “Because you’re not like anyone else.” He was right of course! As ardent followers of SJP and SATC, Carrie’s choices have always been bold, unconventional, edgy. So it was only natural that her ring matches her personality!
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So if you are thinking about doing something hatke, i.e., thinking of investing your money (buddy, your future depends on it!) on a black diamond ring, you need to know the following:
Known to be one of the oldest diamonds in the world, black diamond rings are not any less worthy. In fact, they are touted to be the rarest pieces of precious stones available and are often more expensive than any other diamond by a stretch. Getting its name from its natural colour, they are found in Brazil and in the Central African Republic. Unbeknownst to most people, black diamonds signify authority, confidence and charisma.
Now that you are convinced, let’s look at some stunning black diamond engagement rings:
Carrie Bradshaw’s Stunning Ring (or almost)
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If your girl is a Carrie Bradshaw fan, then this ring will be highly appreciated! A stunner of a ring, this is a five-carat black diamond set in an 18k white gold band encrusted with 78 pave diamonds (making it a total of 0.40 carats).
Beauty in Simplicity
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How about this 3.51-carat oval black diamond beauty set in 14k rose gold?
A Stunning Black Rose
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A rose for your rose? This gorgeous rose-cut black diamond halo ring set in 18k white gold has a 4.88-carat centre solitaire and is surrounded by paved 0.48-carat weight diamonds.
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For every man, his girl is unique to him and so is this ring! Would you pick this beauty for your girl? Also, drop hints before-hand so that she gets her nails done 😉
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Now if you are a couple with adventure in their bones, this his and her set is perfect for you two!
An Old-world Charm
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If you both are old souls then this art deco style, vintage black diamond set in gold is a perfect choice! Crafted with 1-carat oval cut diamond at the centre, it is surrounded by 0.25-carat diamonds. The engagement ring can be customised and created in white, rose or yellow gold.
So, what say dear men? Have enough inspiration? Start scouting now!