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Black Diamond Engagement Ring Meaning

27th May 2021

by Kundan Challa

black diamond engagement ring meaning

For a truly unique engagement ring, a black diamond may be the perfect choice for you. While white (or colourless diamonds) tend to be the go-to stone for engagement rings, black diamonds have a unique allure that is guaranteed to impress. But what is the meaning of black diamond engagement rings? We reveal all in this article.

Black diamond origin

There is a lot of mystery surrounding the origin of black diamonds. Black diamonds formed over 3.8 billion years ago in Brazil and were originally named "carbonados" by Portuguese settlers. Today, black diamonds are found exclusively in Brazil and central Africa.

Black diamond history

First discovered in 1840 by the Brazilians, black diamonds have a rich history. Diamonds have long been associated with wealth and power. In some cultures, diamonds were believed to have special healing powers, with the Greeks considering diamonds to be the tears of the gods.

Black diamond meaning and symbolism

black diamond meaning

The meaning of black diamonds can be somewhat mixed. Black diamonds are said to have a deep spiritual meaning and often used as protection from evil. It is believed the beautiful dark gemstone provides a link between the spiritual and physical world. 

In general, diamonds symbolise a strong emotional connection - that is why they are perfect for engagement rings. Black diamonds symbolise justice and inner strength while they also represent courage to stand out from the crowd. 

Are black diamonds good for engagement rings?

Black diamond rings are a good choice for engagement rings - particularly if your partner likes unique styles that stray from the norm. Black diamond engagement rings are also said to help heal relationship problems and soothe any jealousy felt as a couple. Plus, there are so many beautiful styles to choose from, such as solitaire black diamond engagement rings and halo black diamond engagement rings.

How to choose a black diamond engagement ring

Like any engagement ring, you should choose a black diamond engagement ring based on your partner's taste and preferences. At Diamonds Factory, all of our rings are customisable. Just select your preferred diamond shape, setting and precious metal to create a beautiful ring they will love. 

Popular black diamond engagement rings

The most popular black diamond engagement rings are solitaire, halo and side stone styles. White gold and platinum looks particularly attractive against black diamonds and emphasises the beauty of the stone. While round black diamond engagement rings tend to be the preferred diamond shape, other fancy shapes such as oval or pear-cut diamonds can make the ring look truly unique.

Famous black diamond engagement rings

Possibly the most famous black diamond engagement ring is Carrie Bradshaw's beautiful solitaire style, as seen in Sex and the City 2 when Mr Big finally popped the question. He proposed using a beautiful black diamond ring and said "because you're not like anyone else," - comparing the unique nature of the stone to his love.

If you are looking for a ring that is as unique as your love, a black diamond engagement ring may be the right choice.

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