Salt & Pepper Diamonds
Diamond rings will forever be a classic choice when it comes to the perfect engagement ring. They hold a timeless and sophisticated appeal. If you have been keeping an eye out on the latest engagement ring trends, you might have noticed a particular trend making some waves and gaining popularity - Salt & Pepper diamonds. These stones are so unique and they are a great choice if you are looking for something different.
What is a Salt & Pepper Diamond?
Nearly all diamonds have some kind of inclusion. Some of these inclusions can be seen with the naked eye, and others are so small that they can only be seen when looking at the stone through a loop. Inclusions are small imperfections inside of a diamond and can be black, white, or another color, and have many different shapes and sizes.
The phrase “Salt & Pepper” diamonds refers to a diamond that has many visible inclusions. These marks vary from black to white and these inclusions are what gives these diamonds their unique appearance. Many people refer to these stones as “flawed”, however we could not disagree more!
Life is unexpected and not everything is smooth sailing. We love the idea that a salt and pepper diamond, while having many markings, still radiates beauty and authenticity. They are wild, raw and mysterious, simplistic, yet sophisticated.
The appearance of Salt & Pepper diamonds
When we talk about these diamonds, one word comes to mind: Galaxy. Salt and Pepper diamonds vary in terms of colour and style, yet every stone has a wild and mysterious look. Some stones will have more inclusions than others, giving the stone a very speckled look. They range from almost black, to milky white.
Shapes & Sizes
Just like a traditional diamond, these beauties are available in a variety of shapes and sizes!
Most salt and pepper diamonds are rose cut. Rose cut diamonds date back to the 1500’s and feature a large surface area. This makes for a stunning feature in these stones, since it lends to the overall sparkle of the stone.
Characteristics of Salt & Pepper diamonds
If you have been following our page, you know that we love to chat about the 4C’s of diamonds:
When it comes to Salt and pepper diamonds, you will see that they are not graded in the same way as traditional diamonds. Their appeal is the raw-cut style and heavy inclusions which makes the grading process a bit more tricky. Although they are not graded the same, it is important to remember that they are still real diamonds.
If you are interested in owning your very own Salt & Pepper diamond, contact us. We work with a variety of suppliers and we source each and every stone according to your specifications and preferences.