Black Diamonds: From the Stars & Worn by Them
The new black in bling? Black diamond rings! In part because the origins of this gemstone are deliciously shrouded in mystery. The coolest theory is definitely the extraterrestrial one, in which a supernova fell to earth, leaving a glittery mass of black bling in its wake in Brazil and the Central African Republic.
Fast-forward about 4 billion years to the present day & savvy stars rocking them. Carrie Bradshaw put black diamonds in the spotlight in both Sex and the City movies, first as an eyecatching necklace and then as an engagement ring. Brad & Angie designed serpent cufflinks made fom black diamonds and Lauren Conrad rocked an especially cool black-diamond ring during the finale of The Hills. Hublot even walked away with the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Geneve for their Black Caviar Bang timepiece priced at a cool $1 million.
If it's glamour you're after, but want to go a bit easier on the glitz, black diamond rings are a great choice. Especially for engagement or wedding jewelry that's eyecatching & interesting (like you!). I especially like this two-tone criss-cross designed band, one of many unique rings by Barkevs.
- Lesley Scott
[Note: This was written in partnership with Barkev's. The words are mine.]