Black diamonds are a rare and exciting form of diamond that create unique and unusual pieces of jewellery. Black diamonds hold their colour due to the graphite molecular structure of the molecules inside the stone.
Mystery has always surround this stone, from Indian, South American to European mythology. In ancient Indian mythology, the stone was believed to be the eyes of a serpent and was dedicated to Yama, the God of Death. However Italians believed that black diamonds had the power of reconciliation, and were given to prevent rifts and heal misunderstandings.
Several very famous black diamonds exist, including the pear shaped Amsterdam Diamond, which totals 55.85ct! Another larger black diamond is the Black Diamond of Bahia, which was discovered in Brazil, at 350ct! The stone is in its pure rugged state as it is so hard that it cannot be polished. However, the most famous is thought to be the Black Star of Africa, which is often regarded as the largest diamond in the world at 202ct, and was valued at $1.2m.
However, if $1.2m is above your budget, don't worry, The Diamond Studio can help! We love black diamonds, and feature them extensively in The DaMarcus Collection, as well as using them for many bespoke pieces from rings to earrings.
The stones are exciting, unusual and affordable, what's not to like?!
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