Black Diamonds are composed of carbon like the white diamonds and the exceptional black color arise due to the presence of graphite inclusions. This semi-precious Birthstone of April is known to have been found first in 1840 by Brazilians. The black diamonds are known for their captivating luster and fall in the category of fancy diamonds like other rare colored diamonds.
The signature black is an out of the box color for a gemstone and that too in diamond has earned the black diamond its popularity.
It will be surprising to know that although being rarer than colorless diamonds, the black diamonds tend to be less expensive.
Black diamonds are a symbol of authority and power and believed to enhance relationships, bring inner strength to the wearer.
In case of the black color of the fancy diamond, a rich and lustrous black hue with uniform darkness throughout the gemstone.
Graphite inclusions are what give rise to uniqueness of these diamonds, however defects like indent, chip,and cavity should be carefully examined for.
Black Diamonds can be carefully cut into various standard shapes while keeping in mind the width, depth and facet arrangements for enhancing the luster.
Just like its colorless counterpart, black diamonds’ value varies directly with the increment in weight. A small increase in the weight can impact the price per carat greatly.
Like their white counterparts, Black Diamonds are formed under high pressure and temperature subjected carbon which forces to form a crystal lattice. The exceptional black color of these diamonds is owed to the graphite inclusions.
Like most of the gemstones, there is an option to choose between natural and lab-created Black Diamond. One must not confuse “lab grown” with the “fake”. While synthetic is a replica the lab grown is developed in a controlled lab environment.
The color-enhanced black diamonds are mostly same as their natural counterpart, however, the lab-grown black diamonds are found to be comparatively weaker in their crystal structure.
Black Diamonds naturally occur in three locations and they are Brazil, the Central African Republic and Kamchatka, Russia. Most of the black diamond are usually found in riverbeds and alluvial deposits.
Black Diamond Ring is quite easy to clean due to their hardness and durability. However, a few things must be kept in mind like avoiding contact of the gemstone with make-up, harsh chemicals, abrasives.
While cleaning the ring make use of lukewarm water and mild cleaning detergent. Soft toothbrush can be used to clean the underside of the Black Diamond.
Also, the ring must be individually kept to avoid contact with other jewelry to avoid unnecessary scratches.
The most common Black Diamond Certifications includes from GIA, IGL and HRD labs. It is usually a document you receive on the behalf of the aforementioned 3rd party labs which describes an Black Diamond in all of its characteristics.
Each and every party’s defining grounds may defer.
The average price of 1 Carat natural Black Diamond can revolve around $3000 per carat.