Diamonds have become a staple of the engagement process since their launch in 1477!

Since Archduke Maximillian of Austria commissioned what is now considered the first diamond engagement ring way back in 1477, the gesture became trendy, evolving even further with the De Beers A Diamond is Forever campaign that launched in 1947.

Seemingly, not much has changed in the world of diamond engagement rings. Trends come and go, but white diamonds, as near flawless as possible, have always been at the center of an engagement ring, and that’s okay! Tradition is a hard thing to let go of, and there’s nothing wrong with enjoying tradition. 

But for the modern individual, a white diamond may be a little too traditional. If your future partner craves something extraordinary, something that no one else will have, consider salt and pepper diamonds.

These dainty stones have been gaining popularity in recent years due to their unique appearance. While traditional white diamonds are graded on their quality by using guidelines surrounding the 4 Cs, salt and pepper diamonds blatantly disregard one of those guidelines- clarity.

The higher clarity a diamond has, the less inclusions you’ll see within the stone. Inclusions can range from microscopic bubbles to cracks to feathers- all these inclusions affect the overall beauty of the diamond. But salt and pepper diamonds are characterized by the black, white, and gray appearance of inclusions scattered throughout the stone. These inclusions are so prominent that they give salt and pepper diamonds a life of their own.

Because the pattern of inclusions are so varied, each salt and pepper stone is truly one-of-a-kind. Salt and pepper diamonds can vary from gray to a speckled appearance to a more subtle, flecked appearance, meaning there are plenty of options for those who seek out the truly unique in life.

Until next time,


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