Black Diamond Wedding Rings
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Why all the buzz over black diamond wedding rings?

In most cultures it is customary to exchange wedding rings as part of a wedding ceremony, to symbolize love and commitment.

Styles and designs have changed over the years. Many couples even design their own rings. A new trend hitting the wedding scene lately is black diamond wedding rings.

Black diamonds are very rare and expensive, but they are not a new discovery: they have been around for a long time. Only recently, though, have they started to be marketed and promoted more. This has lead to making them highly fashionable.

There is something so mysterious and intriguing about black diamonds truly a unique choice as a wedding ring. And talk about a conversation piece: everyone will want to ask about your ultra-cool black diamond wedding ring.

What Is A Black Diamond?

Commonly called the Black Diamond, the official name is Carbonado.

It is a natural polycrystalline found in alluvial deposits in Brazil and the Central African Republic.

It is naturally black or dark gray, not artificially colored like some colored diamonds.

Most geoscientists believe black diamonds are formed the same way as other diamonds, and that certain chemicals in these areas is what gives them the dark color.

Other geoscientists prescribe to the extraterrestrial theory. They believe the source material was a supernova from about four billion years ago. The material coalesced and drifted through outer space for billions of years until finally falling to the earth in the form of meteors.

The impact of hitting the earth's atmosphere caused the meteors to fragment and land in the Central African Republic and Brazil. This theory doesn't explain why the fragments choose only these two locations. So far, black diamonds haven't been found anywhere else on Earth.

Wedding Ring History

Historically, wedding rings were more of an exchange or proof of wealth and a contract between families rather than symbols of eternal love between the betrothed.

As precious gems became more readily available, jewelers began marketing jewelry more.

Extensive marketing campaigns pushed the use of wedding rings, and by the 1940s about 80 percent of marriages in the U.S. involved exchanging rings. These were usually simple gold or silver bands.

Why Black Diamonds?

As the Black Diamond rises in popularity, you can bet there will be more black diamond rings popping up in wedding ceremonies all over the world.

Black accents a white dress much better than a clear diamond. Also remember - you have to wear this ring all the time, for the rest of your life. By the time a women reaches her golden years, she must still be delighted about wearing her distinctive black ring.

Black diamond rings are not just a fashion phenomenon - they are a new classic that helps define a new century.

What To Look Out For

Getting a black diamond ring is not just about popping into a shop and pay for the rings. It requires research and knowing what to look for to get the perfect wring what your time and money. After all, they are no small investments.

For that ring that will bring you may years of joy and symbolism, know that:

  • The cut is not important with black diamonds. The colour shade is. The darkest diamonds are the rarest and most expensive. Ask for all the shades of black diamond rings available. They are of greater value inthis order - faint, light, fancy intense and fancy deep. fancy deep will be more difficult to find and most expensive
  • Look out for the carat weight. They higher the carat weight, the more valuable and expensive
  • Request Appraisal of quality from the vendor and always pay with credit card, so that in case you end up buying a low quality black diamond ring, you can get your money back - charge backs
  • After purchase online or in-store, get an independent appraisal. You won't want to spend thousands on a black diamond only to find out it is fake.

Black Diamond Rings - Have Your say

Have you any experience with the purchase or after care of a black diamond wedding ring? Did you get it appraised? Or are you looking to get one of these rings and seeking more information on a specific issue? Whatever are your thoughts, have your say here. We would love to hear from you!

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