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THE BOLD ENGAGEMENT RING TREND YOU WON’T GUESS: BLACK DIAMOND RINGS

Unique engagement rings have been a big trend recently. And there’s one type of unique engagement ring we’re seeing everywhere right now: black diamond rings. In the past, black diamonds have been a more rare choice for engagement rings. However, we’re seeing more and more couples gravitate toward the bold beauty of black diamond engagement rings.

To celebrate this emerging trend, in this post we’re highlighting black diamond engagement rings. We’ll cover why they’ve become so popular, the advantages of black diamonds, the meaning of black diamonds, and the best settings for black diamond engagement rings. We’ll also highlight a few of our favorite styles to give you some black diamond engagement ring inspiration.

THE BLACK DIAMOND’S RISE IN POPULARITY

One reason for the rise in popularity of black diamond engagement rings is that they perfectly fit the unique engagement ring trend. Another reason may be the influence of one of TV’s biggest fashion icons, Carrie Bradshaw.

In the most recent Sex and the City film, Sex and the City 2, Mr. Big finally popped the question to Carrie. Though he initial proposed with a Manolo Blahnik pump, he eventually presented her with an incredibly unique engagement ring. This ring, crafted from white gold, featured a five carat black diamond and a white diamond halo. Explaining his ring selection, he stated, “Because you’re not like anyone else.”

Black engagement rings were trending a bit before the release of Sex and the City 2. And they have always been a top choice for those with a more bold, edgy style. But after this film’s release, we saw a major increase in interest in black diamond engagement rings. Celebrity engagement rings always have an impact on the popularity of engagement ring styles. And though Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, is a fictional character, she’s still a style icon. So it stands to reason that her engagement ring would start a trend.

THE BEST SETTINGS FOR BLACK DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Black diamonds add a rich, mysterious look to any engagement ring. While black diamonds look beautiful in any setting style, there are two that are more popular for black diamond engagement rings: solitaire settings and halo settings. Solitaire settings let the luxe beauty of black diamonds take full focus. Then, halo settings provide a gorgeous white backdrop that really makes a deep black diamond “pop.”

THE ADVANTAGES OF BLACK DIAMONDS

The style advantages of black diamonds are clear. They’re gorgeous, eye-catching, and incredibly unique. But black diamonds also have another big advantage: their price. Black diamonds are actually one of the most rare diamond colors. Yet, they aren’t as popular as many other types of diamonds, so they tend to be less expensive. Per carat, black diamonds can be thousands of dollars less expensive than white diamonds. This can allow you to fit a much larger center diamond into your budget. Or, just help you save quite a bit of money on the carat weight you were already thinking of choosing.

Additionally, black diamonds are real diamonds, so they come with all the same properties as white diamonds. Black diamonds rank at a 10 on the Moh’s Scale of Hardness, so they’re incredibly durable and excellent for everyday wear.

THE MEANING OF BLACK DIAMONDS

All diamonds are associated with purity, innocence, love, fidelity, and faithfulness. Then, each diamond color has its own special meanings. Black diamonds are associated with power, charisma, stability, originality, and creativity. When used in an engagement ring, black diamonds are also associated with passion.

BLACK DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING INSPIRATION

THE ELISE BLACK DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING

The Elise Black Diamond Engagement Ring shows just how much style a black diamond can add to a simple design. It also shows how affordable black diamond engagement rings can be. This stunning one carat diamond ring costs under $900!

The Elise Ring pictured above features a richly colored one carat black diamond. This diamond is set in a band crafted from warm 14k gold, which beautifully contrasts with the tone of the diamond. This ring’s band features a twisted design that adds a touch of romance to this elegant style.

THE ALAINA BLACK DIAMOND HALO RING

The Alaina Ring shows a black diamond in one of the most popular styles for black diamond engagement rings, the halo setting. Here, a two carat black diamond is surrounded by a shimmering ring of white diamonds. White diamonds continue along this ring’s slim band, adding more brilliance to this luxe engagement ring.

THE ADELYN HALO ROUND BLACK DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING

The Adelyn Black Diamond Engagement Ring provides another example of how exquisite black diamonds look in a halo setting. Here, a magnificent four carat round black diamond is enclosed in a white diamond halo setting. This halo further enhances the impressive size of this ring’s center stone. It also provides a beautifully white backdrop that perfectly contrasts with the black diamond’s depth. In this design, a wide split shank band perfectly balances out the impressive size of the black diamond. Along the band, dozens of white diamonds shimmer. Even more white diamonds are hidden along the sides of this ring’s beautifully detailed band. A total of 116 white accent diamonds are used here, which adds breathtaking brilliance to this engagement ring.

Want to see even more beautiful black diamond engagement rings? Browse our full black diamond engagement ring collection.Author DiamondwishPosted OnCategoriesAlternative Engagement Rings

Black Diamond Engagement Rings: The Complete Guide

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In Sex and the City 2, Mr. Big finally got a ring on Carrie’s finger—a five-carat black diamond Itay Malkin ring set in 18-karat white gold to be exact. With the words, “because you’re not like anyone else,” Big gave all Carrie Bradshaw worshippers the green light to think outside the diamond box when it came to their engagement rings. And we couldn’t help but wonder…does a black diamond engagement ring measure up to a classic white diamond? Absolutely!

What Is a Black Diamond?

A black diamond is a super-included diamond; it has so many inclusions that it appears as a black gemstone. While colorless diamonds with fewer inclusions are considered rarer and more valuable, a black diamond is prized for the higher number of inclusions it has. 

Brides are always looking for a bold way to show their style, and if breaking with tradition is your thing, you may want to consider an edgy black diamond ring. Black diamonds are chic, a bit mysterious, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, and impossibly cool. They’re also a good value.

“Black diamonds are traditionally much less expensive than a colorless diamond,” says diamond expert Ann Jay. Whether it’s in a classic solitaire, surrounded by a white diamond halo, set in trendy rose gold, or sprinkled along a simple band to lend some cool factor to your wedding-day bling, we’re totally crushing on black diamond rings.

MEET THE EXPERT

Anna Jay is the owner of Anna P. Jay, a jewelry company in Nantucket. She has a graduate degree in diamonds from the Gemological Institute of America.

Learn more about the history of black diamond rings and what you need to know when selecting one.

Pros and Cons of Black Diamond Rings

A pro of a black diamond is that the price per carat is significantly less than that of a colorless or fancy colored diamond. However, they’re much more susceptible to damage than their colorless counterparts. “This is because black diamonds are actually made up of hundreds of tiny fractures, which give them their color,” says Jay.

You should bear this in mind when considering a black diamond for an engagement ring (or consider a treated black diamond instead). A treated black diamond is a grayer stone that receives a high temperature and pressure treatment to turn it black. They have a similar look to natural black diamonds but are less costly.

What to Look for in a Black Diamond Ring

• How can shoppers tell if a black diamond is high quality? “I would encourage the buyer to ask for a Colored Diamond Report from the Gemology Institute of America (GIA). When making a large jewelry purchase (like an engagement ring), I always advise my clients to ask for GIA reports for their center stones (or any diamond larger than .5ct) to verify its characteristics and ensure its quality,” Jay says. While some black diamonds are naturally black, many are often gray and treated to change the stone to a dark black color. “A GIA report will explain whether the diamond has been treated to enhance the color (lowering the value) or is natural (increasing the value).”

• How much should a customer expect to pay for a black diamond? “Treated black diamonds are less expensive than natural black diamonds and more common—half-price or even less,” Jay says. “If a colorless diamond is $8,000 per carat, then you can expect a black diamond to be $4000 per carat … or less.”

• What are some suggested settings for a black diamond? “You can set your black diamond in any manner you like,” says Jay. “Before you think about setting, you should consider what your budget is for your ring. This number will dictate both your carat size and setting.”

• What metals pair well with a black diamond? “I love black diamonds set in white gold or platinum—the contrast of the colors really makes them pop,” Jay says.

How to Care for a Black Diamond Ring

“Black diamonds do not require as much cleaning as colorless or fancy colored diamonds,” Jay says. Their color is “naturally metallic in nature so they will continue to sparkle even with wear.”

Avoid typical diamond cleaning techniques, such as ultrasonic or steamer. “These machines can actually damage or break your black diamond,” says Jay. The best tool you can use to clean black diamonds is a “soft-bristled toothbrush and warm, mild soapy water. Think dish detergent—it cuts through grease and oils from your skin just as well as it does on dishes.”

Like other diamonds and fine jewelry, avoid wearing your black diamond engagement ring if you’re involved in hands-on activities, such as working in the yard, moving furniture, or doing construction. Black diamonds are more susceptible to fracture than regular diamonds. Dry with a soft cloth and store in a fabric-lined jewelry box.

Get ready to lust after these 20 black diamond engagement rings.01of 20

Anna Sheffield Marquise Bea Ring

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Bea is a ring fit for a princess with a marquise-cut black diamond set in 14k rose gold. The addition of two white diamond trillion side stones gives it an air of sophistication. https://75d47d719e30e929eb4f8cd491169b94.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html02of 20

Anna Sheffield Astarte Ring

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This princess-cut black diamond ring is set in a platinum band and has two smaller side stones (also in black diamond). To top it all off, all three stones are encrusted in white pavé diamonds.Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Rings: The Complete Guide03of 20

Mandrel Studio Black Diamond Halo Solitaire Ring

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This one-of-a-kind, rose-cut oval black diamond ring is set in 18k white gold and surrounded by a diamond pavé halo. Whether you let the sparkly diamond band shine all on its own or pair it alongside an accompanying band, ring selfies will be in order.04of 20

Digby & Iona Baguette Bastian Ring

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Set in recycled 18k yellow gold, this gorgeous inverted baguette black diamond ring is sure to please the most bohemian bride. The chevron pattern on the band, in combination with a sparkly pavé halo, makes it a standout option. https://75d47d719e30e929eb4f8cd491169b94.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html05of 20

Rare Earth Jewelry Black Diamond Engagement Ring

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Emerald cuts are forever trending, thanks to their celebrity-loved status. This vintage-inspired emerald-cut black diamond engagement ring set in 14k yellow gold is sure to be a winner. The two sparkling trillions aren’t too shabby either. Emerald-Cut Engagement Rings: The Complete Guidehttps://75d47d719e30e929eb4f8cd491169b94.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html06of 20

Blanca Monrós Gómez Black Diamond Aura Ring

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A standing ovation is in order. This rose-cut solitaire black diamond is encircled by 22 pavé white diamonds and can be set in 14k white, rose, or yellow gold.https://75d47d719e30e929eb4f8cd491169b94.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html07of 20

Satomi Kawakita Black Diamond Hexagon Ring

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Think outside the box with this hexagonal black diamond engagement ring. It’s set in 18k yellow gold with visible prongs that make for a perfectly unique yet simple statement.https://75d47d719e30e929eb4f8cd491169b94.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html08of 20

Catbird Wedding Odile Ring

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Named after the black swan herself, Catbird’s dainty Odile black diamond engagement ring is part of the retailer’s debut engagement ring collection (aptly named the Swans). With a rose-cut black diamond center and two brilliant-cut white diamond accents, it has the appearance of an heirloom-inspired piece.Rose-Cut Engagement Rings: The Complete Guide09of 20

La More Design Tiara Halo Bridal Set With a Rose-Cut Black Diamond

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This Tiara halo bridal set matches a rose-cut black diamond with a v-shaped black diamond eternity band set in 14k rose gold. Not only is this option visually interesting, but it’s also incredibly versatile.10of 20

Armante Design Oval Black Diamond Engagement Ring

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This ring boasts 32 natural black diamonds, including this stunning oval-shaped showstopper. The split-shank band leads the eye inward, adding to the drama and conversation-starting appeal of the centerpiece.11of 20

Shop Clementine Black Diamond Hexagon Ring

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Simple and timeless, the pure black diamond at the center of this ring comes in a hexagonal shape that commands attention. Additionally, it’s set in a 14k yellow gold bezel and lightly hammered band.12of 20

Gemvara Contessa Ring

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Bring forth a sense of mystery with one of Gemvara’s full customizable rings. This sleek and contemporary style featuring an oval-cut black diamond and black onyx accent stones is incredibly luxe.30 Stunning Oval Engagement Rings13of 20

La Kaiser 14K Rose Gold Black Diamond Ring

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This stunner would be best reserved for a wedding under the stars or the trendsetting bride. We love this ring’s dainty aesthetic. With a solid rose gold band, a crescent moon, and two petite black diamonds, it would be the perfect addition to your daily stack.14of 20

Emily Warden Designs Studded Half-Moon Diamond Ring

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This one-of-a-kind studded half-moon diamond ring is beyond captivating. It’s cast in 14k gold and has a prong-set moissanite detail that’s exceptionally unique.   15of 20

Allurez Pear Black Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold

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Pull out all the stops with this glamorous pear-shaped black diamond engagement ring. With a showstopping diamond halo and a thin 14k white gold band, it’s an excellent choice for contemporary brides seeking a hint of old-world romance. Pear-Shaped Engagement Rings: The Complete Guide16of 20

Anna Sheffield Celestine Rose Gold & Black Diamond Ring

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For the maximalist bride who wants to feel like a queen. Give her the royal treatment with this stunning .95ct round rose-cut black diamond ring. With an ornate champagne diamond halo, it’s as majestic as it gets.17of 20

Capucinne Engagement Ring With Princess-Cut Black Diamond

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Modernity reigns supreme where this princess-cut black diamond engagement ring is concerned. The geometric pyramid design is made complete by a 14k or 18k gold band and white diamond side stones.18of 20

Artemer Black Diamond Mandala Engagement Ring

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Be prepared to fall in love with this hauntingly gorgeous black diamond mandala engagement ring that’s unique in style and captivating at every angle. The inclusion of rose-cut black diamonds, oval-cut black diamonds, and princess-cut gray diamonds lends an air of sophistication.19of 20

Camellia Jewelry Black Diamond 14k Rose Gold Engagement Ring

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Cue the romance with this spellbinding black diamond engagement ring featuring an ethereal flower design. A 14k rose gold band is accompanied by two diamond side stones for a fairy tale–esque finish.20of 20

Jared 14k White Gold Black and White Diamond Engagement Ring

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Though minimal in design, this 14k white gold engagement ring is no less exquisite in appearance. A cushion-cut black diamond is flanked by clusters of small round diamonds for a contemporary look.

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Anna Sheffield Marquise Bea Ring Rose Gold and Black Diamond

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A marquise-cut black diamond looks striking next to white diamond trillion side stones laid in 14K rose gold. The knife-edge band and canine-like prongs give the ring a contemporary look. 05of 30

The Great Frog London Pan’s Bride Engagement Ring

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Two goat skulls with curved horns sit beside a brilliant prong-set center diamond. Although the fine gold ring has a devilish feel, the design is inspired by the arcane tales of the Greek god Pan. https://a03fed87cdc62a7be84097f18bdf9241.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html06of 30

Sapphire Studios Aphrodite Certified GIA Natural Diamond Skull Engagement Ring

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Two black carved skulls sit beside a round-cut center stone, with side stones shaped in an X to represent “together until death.” Customize this ultra-gothic ring with your favorite metals and gems, which can be paired in dozens of combinations. 07of 30

Stella Norte Pear Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring Spider Web Bridal Set

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Stella Norte’s classic pear diamond ring pairs unexpectedly well with a cobweb wedding band made from gold, platinum, or palladium. The crown of the spider’s web fits perfectly over the GIA-certified center stone. 08of 30

Kipkalinka Lilith White Diamond Skull Ring

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This ring’s two-carat center diamond represents eternal love, while the four surrounding skulls remind us of our mortality. Kipkalinka’s white gold double band is skillfully set with diamonds, and each morbidly beautiful skull is carved by hand. 09of 30

Iz&Co. Diamond Skull Eternity Ring

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A seemingly simple wedding ring gets a luxurious gothic twist. The 14K gold band is entirely made of skulls in alternating positions and each has gleaming diamonds for eyes. 10of 30

Windfall Jewellry Coffin Halo Ring

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A coffin ring is an unusual yet expressive way to symbolize a couple’s lifelong commitment. Choose a dark gemstone—such as a salt-and-pepper diamond or London blue topaz—as the bezel-set solitaire. Then, customize the gothic ring with your metal of choice and black or white accent diamonds. 11of 30

Front Jewelers Black Pear Shape Diamond Engagement Ring Set

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Those who feel they have “dark souls” will love Front Jewelers’ all-black engagement rings. Their ethically-sourced black diamond teardrop is surrounded by round black diamonds, which also cover the 14K black gold band. 12of 30

Berganza Vintage Ruby and Diamond Cluster Ring

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With an oval Siam ruby encircled by ten brilliant-cut diamonds, this vintage ring seems to be made for Dracula’s bride. The elegant white gold band is inset with baguette diamonds, which highlight the giant blood-red solitaire.  13of 30

Krikawa Bat Engagement Ring

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Two bats with diamond spines fly out from the bottom of the band. At the center stone, their wings touch. Krikawa can engrave and customize this ring with various materials, such as palladium with a sapphire solitaire.14of 30

Segal Jewelry Camilla Rose Spike Blue Sapphire Ring

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A blue sapphire ring with roses on the sides evokes the dark romance of a gothic novel. The 14K white gold band is covered in studs for a hard rock feel. 15of 30

Stephen Einhorn Small Skull Ring Platinum and Brilliant-Cut Diamonds

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Einhorn’s eye-catching ring is shaped like a skull, with glistening 0.06-carat stones set into the eye sockets. The sleek band can be customized in various finishes including gold, palladium, and platinum. The skeleton’s “eyes” can also be personalized with black diamonds, emeralds, rubies, or amethyst. 16of 30

Jewelluxe Grey Rose Cut Diamond Ring

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Salt-and-pepper diamonds are a unique way to attain a subtle gothic look. This rose cut salt-and-pepper diamond ring is accompanied by a band of darker salt-and-pepper stones. Also, the two rings are made from recycled materials, making it an eco-friendly option.
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Angara Princess Cut Black Diamond Solitaire Ring

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Juxtapose the femininity of the princess cut with a bold black diamond. This center stone is set on a pave band of round cut black diamonds with black milgrain detailing.
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Alexis Russell The Aster Ring

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If you are looking for a nontraditional option but aren’t ready to fully commit to a gothic style, consider this kite-shaped pink sapphire ring. The knife-edge band and the semi-halo of salt-and-pepper diamonds bring a darker look to this lighter stone. 
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Metal Wendler Art Nouveau Black Diamond Skull Engagement Ring

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This gothic-style ring features a center black diamond with two silver skulls in the gallery of the ring. The intricate detailing that flanks the center diamond also reflects the ring’s alternative look. 
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Tom Castor Purple and Black Spinel Diamond Spiderweb Filigree Ring

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We could see Morticia Addams sporting this spidery victorian gothic ring. The center stone is natural, unheated purple spinel with lavender, steel, purple hue and gem quality. A milgrain-detailed web spirals out of the stone with accent black spinel stones and an outline of white diamonds.
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Diamondere Claudine Ring

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If you are hoping to find an all-black ring, look no further than this round black diamond mystical engagement ring. The stones are set on a black rhodium-plated band, which features intricate engraving throughout. 
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Rusty Thought Victorian Double Serpent Ring

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Made as a symbol of never-ending love, this ring from Rusty Thought is complete with double serpents weaved together in solid 18k yellow gold. Each serpent’s eyes feature two white diamonds. 
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Penelli Belle Antique Rutile Quartz Moissanite Black Diamond Engagement Ring

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This Emerald Cut Rutile Quartz and Moissanite ring features two baguette diamonds on each side of the center stone with six black diamonds. The band comes in a variety of options including rose gold, yellow gold, or white gold.
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Catherine Angiel Gothic Inspired Engagement Ring

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Antique meets gothic in this intricately engraved ring from Catherine Angiel. The center stone is set in a hand-carved, white gold band. 
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Penelli Belle “The Looking Glass” Engagement Ring

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Shield cuts are a great way to incorporate a gothic look into your engagement ring in a low-profile manner. This shield cut highlights a ‘looking glass’ design with a clear moissanite diamond revealing a gemstone encrusted rose. If you are looking for a darker look but still love this design, the band can also be crafted in black rhodium. 
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Capucinne Nina Art Deco Black Diamond Ring

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This gothic artdeco ring was designed as a momento reminding us of social injustice. According to Capucinne, this ring signifies the “rebellion and strength of everyone standing up to racism and injustice”.
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1stDibs Natural Ruby 14K White Gold Ring

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Rubies are another way to incorporate an alternative look into your engagement ring. This 3.24ct natural ruby sits in a bed of diamonds with a total carat weight of 2.28.
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Suzanne Kalan Amalfi Black Night Quartz Stack Ring

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This Suzanne Kalan ring was inspired by the vertically stacked buildings along the Amalfi coast. The black night quartz stones give a darker look to this elegant piece.
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Love Adorned Till Death Do Us Part Diamond Engagement Ring

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Love Adorned has created a gothic engagement ring you will treasure forever. The yellow gold band features a salt-and-pepper diamond flanked by two skulls. The inside band of the ring reads ‘Till Death Do Us Part’ as a reminder of your eternal love with your partner.
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Chris Aire Pear Mystery Black Diamond Ring

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For a statement-making look, consider this pear shaped vintage-style ring from Chris Aire. Sixty-seven round brilliants white and black diamond weighing 1.15 carats surround the center black tourmaline gemstone.

THE BOLD ENGAGEMENT RING TREND YOU WON’T GUESS: BLACK DIAMOND RINGS

Unique engagement rings have been a big trend recently. And there’s one type of unique engagement ring we’re seeing everywhere right now: black diamond rings. In the past, black diamonds have been a more rare choice for engagement rings. However, we’re seeing more and more couples gravitate toward the bold beauty of black diamond engagement rings.

To celebrate this emerging trend, in this post we’re highlighting black diamond engagement rings. We’ll cover why they’ve become so popular, the advantages of black diamonds, the meaning of black diamonds, and the best settings for black diamond engagement rings. We’ll also highlight a few of our favorite styles to give you some black diamond engagement ring inspiration.

THE BLACK DIAMOND’S RISE IN POPULARITY

One reason for the rise in popularity of black diamond engagement rings is that they perfectly fit the unique engagement ring trend. Another reason may be the influence of one of TV’s biggest fashion icons, Carrie Bradshaw.

In the most recent Sex and the City film, Sex and the City 2, Mr. Big finally popped the question to Carrie. Though he initial proposed with a Manolo Blahnik pump, he eventually presented her with an incredibly unique engagement ring. This ring, crafted from white gold, featured a five carat black diamond and a white diamond halo. Explaining his ring selection, he stated, “Because you’re not like anyone else.”

Black engagement rings were trending a bit before the release of Sex and the City 2. And they have always been a top choice for those with a more bold, edgy style. But after this film’s release, we saw a major increase in interest in black diamond engagement rings. Celebrity engagement rings always have an impact on the popularity of engagement ring styles. And though Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, is a fictional character, she’s still a style icon. So it stands to reason that her engagement ring would start a trend.

THE BEST SETTINGS FOR BLACK DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Black diamonds add a rich, mysterious look to any engagement ring. While black diamonds look beautiful in any setting style, there are two that are more popular for black diamond engagement rings: solitaire settings and halo settings. Solitaire settings let the luxe beauty of black diamonds take full focus. Then, halo settings provide a gorgeous white backdrop that really makes a deep black diamond “pop.”

THE ADVANTAGES OF BLACK DIAMONDS

The style advantages of black diamonds are clear. They’re gorgeous, eye-catching, and incredibly unique. But black diamonds also have another big advantage: their price. Black diamonds are actually one of the most rare diamond colors. Yet, they aren’t as popular as many other types of diamonds, so they tend to be less expensive. Per carat, black diamonds can be thousands of dollars less expensive than white diamonds. This can allow you to fit a much larger center diamond into your budget. Or, just help you save quite a bit of money on the carat weight you were already thinking of choosing.

Additionally, black diamonds are real diamonds, so they come with all the same properties as white diamonds. Black diamonds rank at a 10 on the Moh’s Scale of Hardness, so they’re incredibly durable and excellent for everyday wear.

THE MEANING OF BLACK DIAMONDS

All diamonds are associated with purity, innocence, love, fidelity, and faithfulness. Then, each diamond color has its own special meanings. Black diamonds are associated with power, charisma, stability, originality, and creativity. When used in an engagement ring, black diamonds are also associated with passion.

BLACK DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING INSPIRATION

THE ELISE BLACK DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING

The Elise Black Diamond Engagement Ring shows just how much style a black diamond can add to a simple design. It also shows how affordable black diamond engagement rings can be. This stunning one carat diamond ring costs under $900!

The Elise Ring pictured above features a richly colored one carat black diamond. This diamond is set in a band crafted from warm 14k gold, which beautifully contrasts with the tone of the diamond. This ring’s band features a twisted design that adds a touch of romance to this elegant style.

THE ALAINA BLACK DIAMOND HALO RING

The Alaina Ring shows a black diamond in one of the most popular styles for black diamond engagement rings, the halo setting. Here, a two carat black diamond is surrounded by a shimmering ring of white diamonds. White diamonds continue along this ring’s slim band, adding more brilliance to this luxe engagement ring.

THE ADELYN HALO ROUND BLACK DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING

The Adelyn Black Diamond Engagement Ring provides another example of how exquisite black diamonds look in a halo setting. Here, a magnificent four carat round black diamond is enclosed in a white diamond halo setting. This halo further enhances the impressive size of this ring’s center stone. It also provides a beautifully white backdrop that perfectly contrasts with the black diamond’s depth. In this design, a wide split shank band perfectly balances out the impressive size of the black diamond. Along the band, dozens of white diamonds shimmer. Even more white diamonds are hidden along the sides of this ring’s beautifully detailed band. A total of 116 white accent diamonds are used here, which adds breathtaking brilliance to this engagement ring.

Want to see even more beautiful black diamond engagement rings? Browse our full black diamond engagement ring collection.Author DiamondwishPosted OnCategoriesAlternative Engagement Rings

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