With all the romance of our favorite black- and-white movies (new and old), sparkly yet opaque black diamonds bring a high-contrast look to custom jewelry. We love this versatile gemstone for wedding bands, cocktail rings, and stacking rings. We've even been known to get all eyes widened and jaws dropped in awe of black diamond engagement rings.
For those reasons and more, Bario Neal is bringing black diamonds to some of our most popular ring designs this month. Clients can now shop the Aira Mini Black Diamond Ring, Bend Black Diamond Ring, Ray Black Diamond Ring, and more.
Black diamonds have the wearability of a white diamond but at bigger sizes are more accessibly priced. They might seem like the opposite of a champagne diamond or pink diamond, but they're all part of the fancy colored diamonds family with all the durable properties.
Here are eight design ideas that show off our new black diamond ring collection and will inspire personalized rings too.
Black diamond engagement rings aren't everywhere.
But maybe that's exactly why you want one. A lot of our clients looking for a darker stone ask for a sapphire, but if you're intrigued by black diamond jewelry, you should feel free to pick the gemstone that's totally you. At Bario Neal, we love breaking tired rules about wedding rings, and this Custom Gale 4.5mm Rose Cut Black Diamond Ring is proof that black diamond engagement rings can work so beautifully.
Stacking rings get personalized with black diamonds.
The Open Lash Black Diamond Ring and Open Lash White and Black Diamond Ring (a black and white diamond destined for each other) are newcomers to Bario Neal that lay the perfect foundation for stacking. For a look that's rooted in the classic but has a hint of edge, mix a solitaire white diamond engagement ring like our Avens Round Diamond Ring with the Open Lash Black Diamond Ring.
Picture cleanly and simply accessorizing your favorite black suit or dress.
Now take that style to jewelry with this oh-so-put-together Custom .46ct Oval Diamond Cluster Ring. Like every good basic in your closet, the black diamond seems like a staple in this ring: vital, not boring.
Black diamond jewelry can be a family affair.
Our Linea Black Diamond Ring update was an easy choice. The asymmetrical setting is a perfect home for the more uncommon black diamonds. Plus, we know just how well the design works already thanks to our Linea Black Diamond Studs. We're calling it now: 2018, meet your new power duo.
Black diamonds can be ethically sourced.
We source black diamonds like the one that refuses to be upstaged by a white or champagne diamond in the Custom Three Stone Bouquet Ring above, from mines we trust in South America. (Gemstone fact: Most rough "black diamonds" start out as dark diamonds that are cut and irradiated to get a true black. The stones sit for a period of time after the process so they're not radioactive when distributed.)
Black diamonds make for a nontraditional wedding band.
We already love our Channel Narrow Black Diamond Band and Eternity Narrow Black Diamond Band and their noir rows. With our black diamond jewelry update, we have more wedding band and stacking band choices: Reticulated One Black Diamond Band (a very accessible wedding ring with shapely flair), Half Eternity Narrow Black Diamond Band, Half Channel Narrow Black Diamond Band, and Dais Black Diamond Band.
Black goes with everything.
Clichéd OK, but still so meaningful when you look at this Custom Rough Diamond, Garnet, and Black Diamond Ring. People frequently mix black diamonds with white diamonds, but this custom ring shows what you're missing if you don't invite other colorful gemstones to the cluster.
There's no "wrong" metal for black diamonds.
You may think the gemstone adds a bit of mystery to a ring, but one decision is clear: Black diamonds shine in yellow gold, rose gold, platinum, and white gold.
"Black diamond jewelry might not be for everyone," admits Genna Fischer, Bario Neal gemstone sourcing coordinator, "but, if black diamonds are for you, you just know."