Black diamonds have an undeniable glamour. Despite their dark color, they have a scintillating sparkle that stands out, even on black clothing, plus a chic, rock-and-roll look that’s unlike any other diamond. Some designers use black diamonds as central gemstones in designs—even in dramatic engagement rings—while others let them play a supporting role in moody, glamorous jewelry. We take a look at some of the most incredible designs presented during the COUTURE jewelry show in Las Vegas this year.
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Los Angeles-based jewelry designer Vram is known for his sculptural rings and avant-garde aesthetics. Of course, black diamonds are a natural fit for these chic statement pieces.
We find that black diamonds are particularly striking in black settings, like in this beautiful ring.
2. Moritz Glik
Moritz Glik’s Shaker jewelry is instantly recognizable. The designer places loose diamonds and gemstones inside a crystal case, and they shimmer and shake as you move. This year, they paired red rubies with black diamonds in several pieces. This unusual combination is sure to turn heads.
Graziela loves to pair black and white diamonds in her jewelry designs. This stunning cuff features crossing bands of white and black diamonds. It shimmers from every angle. Looking for a more subtle piece? This ring is half white diamonds and half black diamonds, so you can flip it around and get a different look that matches every outfit.
4. Sethi Couture
The sisters behind Sethi Couture—Pratima and Prerna Sethi—come from a family of diamond purveyors, so it’s no surprise that their collection is full of unusual diamonds. These black diamond necklaces are perfect for layering. Because black diamonds are more subtle than white diamonds, you can pile them on and wear them every day.
Mishara uses black diamonds in jewelry with geometric designs, pairing them with white diamonds and white gold chains for a dramatic effect. These earrings have triangle-shaped tops set with pavé white diamonds and six white gold chains are suspended from them. Each chain is interspersed with black diamonds. She also has two gorgeous black diamond rings, including a chic triangle-shaped one that wraps around the finger.
6. Tanya Farah
This fabulous necklace from designer Tanya Farah features hundreds of petite black diamond beads. We love the playful movement from the black diamond tassel and the way the beautifully carved yellow gold softens the overall look. The tassel is attached to a black diamond necklace, which can be worn with or without the tassel.