Natural fancy black diamonds are also known as Carbonado, and are diamonds that are partially formed with a structure of fine layers of diamond and graphite. Natural fancy black diamonds are mostly found in their rough forms in the alluvial deposits of Brazil and Central African Republic. Compared to other diamonds, black diamonds tend to be more porous and consequently make it more difficult to cut with varying hardness and large natural cavities that can be exposed on the diamond’s surface. Though having high luminescence, a fancy black diamond does not sparkle like other coloured transparent diamonds. Once treated black diamonds are generally absolutely opaque and do not vary in colour intensity and are all given the single grade of fancy black.
Natural untreated black diamonds are extremely rare and expensive and often of a lower quality appearance than the treated variety with uneven colour consistency. Hence, to meet the growing demand of the market, most of the common retailed black diamonds are heated in the rough for striking colour and dramatically reduced cost. Unlike other fancy coloured diamonds where treatment is often looked at as a less pure alternative to the natural variety fancy black diamonds are much more accepted as the standard choice.
Black Diamond Jewellery – Splendidly Intriguing
When it comes to contemporary jewellery trends, black diamond shave become the new must have fashion jewellery accessory. Black diamonds possesses an overdose of all the qualities necessary for achieving the elusive status of ‘trendy’ making alluring, mysterious, and boldly stated jewellery. One of the hottest trends in the industry today, this brilliant gemstone has climbed the popularity charts thanks to its exceptional colour or rather the lack of it!There are very few gems existing in a pure black and diamonds lend an exceptional luminous hue to not seen in other alternatives for designer jewellery. Black diamonds are frequently complemented with contrasting translucent metals and gemstones like platinum, white gold, sterling silver and white diamonds to reveal the lustre in its highest radiance.
With growing use of black diamonds in jewellery they are popular in men’s and women’s wedding, fashion and designer jewellery.
What is the price of fancy black diamonds?
When first introduce to the market the price of black diamonds was fairly high and were inline with the price of some white diamonds but with time have reduced to a fraction of the price making them very affordable. Originally used predominantly for industrial purposes for their hardness and cutting ability black diamonds were previously not considered useful in jewellery. In recent years black diamonds have come right into style both as large central pieces or as small side diamonds often matched with white diamonds. Although less expensive that white
diamonds natural untreated black diamonds are quite expensive but do not increase as significantly with size. Treated black diamonds are now quite common to purchase and readily available in a variety on shapes and colours at very affordable prices.
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