The New LBD: The Little Black Diamond Engagement Ring
Classic is in the eye of the beholder when it comes to today's stones.
Ever since Mr. Big proposed to Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City 2 with one, the black diamond engagement ring has been gaining devotees. Attribute the trend to Carrie's enduring fashion influence, or simply to a growing love of the look itself. Nothing says you're one of a kind like a gem the color of the midnight skies. If your taste is more rarified than your budget and you're seeking a black diamond engagement ring, you may want to opt for a white sparkler that has been heat-treated to turn the darker hue. Naturally occurring black diamonds are incredibly scarce (some scientists say a supernova created them billions of years ago!) and wildly expensive. Here, 19 styles for the bride-to-be.
Emerald cut black diamond "Bea" ring with inverted white diamond trillions set in 14k yellow gold, $4,900; annasheffield.com.
Blanca Monrós Gómez
Rose cut black diamond "Aura" ring with a white diamond halo set in 18k rose gold, $2,050; catbirdnyc.com.
Three row pave set black diamond eternity band in rose gold, $1,300; henridaussi.com.
Custom black diamond ring accented by a blue-gray sapphire and blue sapphire micro pave on a 14k yellow gold band, price upon request; mociun.com.
White oval cut diamond ring with a black diamond halo, price upon request; luganodiamonds.com.
Princess cut black diamond "Caroline" ring with white diamond accents set in 14k white gold, $1,802; gemvara.com.
Black diamond ring in a hexagon-shaped setting on a matte 18k yellow gold band, $1,870; stevenalan.com.
Black diamond halo ring set in 14k white gold; $1,990; sylviecollection.com.
Fancy cut black diamond ring with white diamond accents set in 18k rose gold, $5,500; toddreed.com.
"Trinity" ring with one white and two black diamond bands set in 18k white gold, $4,790; jamiewolf.com.
Digby + Iona
Inverted princess cut black diamond "Raziel" ring with black to white gradient diamond pave set in 14k yellow gold, $2,780; catbirdnyc.com.
Black diamond "Rapunzel" ring with white sapphire accents set in 18k yellow gold, $4,125; greenwichjewelers.com.
Black and white diamond crossover ring set in 14k white gold, $1,695; effyjewelry.com.
Rose cut solitaire black diamond ring set in a 18k yellow gold, $1,340; satomikawakita.com.
Melissa Kaye Jewelry
Black diamond "Audrey" ring set in 18k white gold, $1,100; melissakayejewelry.com.
Rose cut black diamond "Odile the Swan" ring with brilliant cut white diamond accents set in 14k gold, $1,350; catbirdnyc.com.
Black diamond ring set in 14k vanilla gold, $1,547; levian.com.
Marquis cut black diamond "Bea" ring with white diamond trillion side stones set in 14k rose gold, $4,900; annasheffield.com.
Fancy cut black diamond ring with white diamond accents set in palladium, $5,720; toddreed.com.
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