Think that black is a strange color to use when expressing love? Admittedly, it’s not a traditional pick for engagement rings, but it’s not one to be overlooked, especially if you’re looking for a piece that will communicate the wonder of true love. Black diamond rings have a sense of mystery that allows them to serve as symbols of love that will never fail to intrigue.
While white diamonds sparkle, black diamonds shine; while white diamonds reflect light, black diamonds absorb it. These properties give black diamonds a look that’s not only dark, but also incredibly chic and full of mysterious allure. And, while you’d think that this sense of sophistication comes at a steep price, that’s far from the case! Apples of Gold’s black diamond styles are often significantly less expensive than their white diamond counterparts, allowing you to propose with a ring that’s chic, intriguing and affordable!
Even the simplest ring seems to burst with glamour when set with a black diamond. The 1 Carat Black Diamond Solitaire Ring gives a timeless, unfussy style a new personality as it swaps the traditional white diamond with an alluring round black diamond. Held in traditional fashion by a four-prong setting, this gem makes the classic single-stone ring seem up to the minute and gives it a sense of intrigue. A gleaming band of plain 14K white gold keeps the eye fixed on this gem, while serving as the perfect foundation.
If you’d like to take the glamour up notch and really sweep her off her feet, try this solitaire style with an even larger gem. The 2 Carat Black Diamond Solitaire Ring displays a head-turning stone at a remarkably affordable price thanks to the wallet-friendly nature of black diamonds.
The contemporary look of black diamonds provides a surprisingly fitting complement for styles inspired by the past, and this combination of old and new is a lovely way to celebrate both the enduring nature of the love that the two of you share, as well as its wondrous ability to render you head over heels.
The 1 Carat Black and White Round-Cut Diamond Floret Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold is a stunning example of this juxtaposition of past and present. A 5mm round black diamond serves as the centerpiece of this vintage-style piece; this half-carat stone is hugged by two quarter-carat round white diamonds that offer the ultimate in contrast, making the center stone really pop and adding brilliance to this Victorian look. Six additional white diamonds are channel set into the band for an extra measure of sparkle, while the floret motif that’s been meticulously carved into three sides of the band gives this style a big measure of feminine charm.
Of course, black diamonds are striking in modern styles as well, as demonstrated by the 1 Carat Tension Set Black Diamond Engagement Ring. Whether you choose a style that’s old or new, simple or elaborate, a black diamond ring is sure to celebrate the mystery of your love.