Monday, October 27, 2008

Black Diamonds

We usually think of diamonds as brilliant and near colorless, but "black diamonds" are an unusual and unique specimen. Black diamonds are technically carbonado, which can be found in Brazil and the Central African Republic. Black diamonds and black onyx may appear similar at first glance, but they are very different in chemical structure and jewelry value. Black diamonds are often faceted while black onyxes are usually polished flat. The most famous black diamond is the 67 Carat, cushion cut "Black Orlov," and the history/folklore about it can be found here.

None of the black diamond pieces at Handiwork are cursed ;)

Black and white diamond slide pendant (should be vertical)

This 18K eternity band has black and white diamonds pave set completely around the ring

A simple white pearl pendant with black and white diamond accents

And with matching earrings!


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Mike said...

These are so cute! I love rings :) My favorite definitely has to be the on with the black diamonds...Can't wait to see them up on your site!
Ans wow love your photos from the last post so cute :)
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