Their origins are shrouded in stylish mystery...which always adds to the allure of most anything. Scientists are divided on whether black diamonds were formed in the traditional manner - organic carbon subjected to high-pressure conditions within the Earth's interior - or, possibly, as an arrival from outer space: the remains of a supernova which fell to earth almost 2.3 billion years ago, leaving in its wake a treasure trove of glittery goodness in what is now Brazil & the Central African Republic.
Regardless of whence they came, they have certainly caught the eye of celebs like Sarah Jessica Parker who rocked 'em in the first "Sex & The City" movie, and Adrien Grenier in a finale episode of "Entourage." And watchmaker Hublot raised eyebrows & excitement last year by walking away with the 2009 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Geneve prize for Bejeweled Watch of the Year with its "Million $ Black Caviar Bang" number encrusted in rare baguette-cut black diamonds.
Black diamonds shine as brightly as their white counterparts (sometimes even outshining them, depending the light), but in a way that's less expected and a bit more edgy. TraxNYC has a fun selection of Black Diamonds good for both fashionistas & fashionistos, including:
- a 30" tennis bracelet-like necklace with 162 ct. worth of bling, that while technically for guys, would look beyond amazing with your fave fitted white tee (or worn just like Carrie B with your fave lil' black strapless dress)
- a curvaceous black & white "Hera" pendant & bold "zebra" bracelet
- fun black diamond hoops
- the mongo pave-set "Rocksolid" ring that, again made for men, but to our eye - and perched cheekily on our middle or index finger - would make the cocktail ring statement of the season
- Lesley Scott
(NOTE: This post may have been sponsored by TraxNYC, but the words and opinions are 100% ours.)