Apples of Gold Jewelry's newest addition to their
approx. 2,000 unique jewelry items is their new line of colored diamonds,
earrings. The value and attractiveness of
jewelry is manifold: it is unique and aesthetically pleasing, classy,
trendy, and is substantially less expensive than a traditional white diamond.
A large 2.00 carat black diamond solitaire ring can cost
between $500-$600 on average in today's market, compared to $8,000 - $12,000 for
a white diamond of the same size.
Black diamonds are in fact natural, genuine diamonds with
one caveat: they have been treated to obtain their pure and uniform black color.
As for prices, black diamonds are surpassingly lower. There are of course
naturally occurring black diamonds also, but they are very rare and very brittle
due to their high inclusion levels, and are also exceptionally expensive. One
famous naturally occurring black diamond is the sought after
weighing at 67.5 Carats and the Black Star of Africa weighing in at 202.00
Carats. The naturally occurring black diamond is truly an anomaly and very few
will own one. Virtually all black diamonds on the market are
which have been altered through irradiation (radiation) or heat treatment.
Another classy black diamond concept is “black and white"
diamond jewelry, which combines both black and white diamonds. This creates a
very sophisticated and creative look. Take a traditional three stone diamond
ring, but instead of the standard white diamond center stone, add a black
diamond center stone flanked by two white diamond side stones. A large 1 3/4
carat "black and white" diamond ring at Apples of Gold Jewelry will cost an
affordable $925 or so vs. approx. $7,000 (average) for an "all white" 1 3/4
Carat Three Stone Diamond Ring.
Among other unique styles is Apples of Gold's
Art Deco Black Diamond Ring and their
Black Diamond Heart Ring.
Within the next month, Apples of Gold Jewelry will also be
releasing a new line of blue diamond jewelry, debuting in September 2007. Afshin
Yaghtin, CEO of Apples of Gold Jewelry, is hoping to secure a new line of
champagne colored and chocolate colored diamonds to debut, he hopes, by 2008.