A Complete Guide to Buying Black Diamond Engagement Rings

A Complete Guide to Buying Black Diamond Engagement Rings

Non-traditional engagement rings have become popular in recent years, thus adding a unique and alternative touch to your engagement proposal. Black diamonds (also known as carbonados) were previously used exclusively for industrial purposes but are a good alternative to colourless diamonds.

You may remember in Sex and the City 2, Carrie Bradshaw was proposed to by Mr Big, with a unique five carat white gold, black diamond engagement ring and be inspired to choose a black diamond engagement ring.

What is a Black Diamond?

When it comes to answering the question, ‘what is a black diamond?’, the fact is that there are three different types of black diamonds:

  • Natural black diamonds (carbonados and fancy black diamonds)
  • Man-made black diamonds 
  • Treated black diamonds 

Natural black diamonds are different compared to other coloured diamonds as they get their colour due to impurities that are attached to the stone in the diamond formation process. They share a lot in common with white diamonds as black diamonds feature a high amount of inclusions and clusters of graphite inside the diamond, thus making the stone appear black.

Treated black diamonds are different to natural black diamonds as they are low-value regular white diamonds that have a huge number of inclusions in the stone. Using heat and irradiation-type treatments, the white diamonds transform into colourless black diamonds. They are the cheapest type of black diamonds that you can buy.

Finally, there are man-made black diamonds (also known as lab-grown black diamonds) are a type of black diamond that is created in a lab. Unlike natural black diamonds, a man-made black diamond has undergone treatment, either by being exposed to high heat or by using radiation to give the stone its black colour.

Are Black Diamonds Good for Engagement Rings?

If your partner loves non-traditional jewellery, then a black diamond engagement ring is a great choice. 

It’s known that a black diamond ring can repair relationship problems, as well as soothe any jealousy you have as a couple. A black diamond works incredibly well in any engagement ring style, whether that’s solitaire, halo or princess cut. Whatever style you decide to go with your purchase, it’ll make for a truly unique proposal.

What Does a Black Diamond Engagement Ring Mean? 

The common meanings that come with a black diamond are power, creativity, originality, stability, passion and charisma. If your partner is someone that’s extremely creative and always coming up with original concepts and ideas, then a black diamond engagement ring can make your proposal stand out from other couples’ proposals.

How Much is a Black Diamond Engagement Ring?

When it comes to the price of a black diamond engagement ring, it ultimately depends on your budget. We have a wide range of black diamond rings in a range of different styles and budgets to suit you.

Our cheapest black diamond engagement rings begin from £975 and go all the way up to £3,066 for our most expensive ring. Whether you are looking for a budget-friendly ring or something more luxurious, we’ll make sure that you find the perfect black diamond engagement ring to ask that all-important question.

Create a Unique Proposal with a Black Diamond Engagement Ring from Diamond Heaven

If you want to create a unique proposal that your partner will never forget, you can do so with a black diamond engagement ring. We hope this guide has made ring buying easier when it comes to finding a black diamond ring that your partner will say yes to.

Are you looking for the perfect black diamond engagement ring, but don’t know where to begin? Our experts can answer any questions you may have when it comes to all-things engagement rings. Book an appointment at a showroom near you today and we’ll help you find the right ring to propose with.

Looking for an alternative way of paying off your black diamond engagement ring? You can spread the cost of your engagement ring for up to six months with a minimum 10% deposit with our 0% finance option.