A salt and pepper diamond is a naturally flawed stone with black and white inclusions on its surface. These inclusions give the facets of a salt and pepper diamond a smokey color and speckled appearance. The origin of the name salt and pepper diamond is the stone’s distinct look and personality. A salt and pepper diamond’s black and white inclusions make the stone look like it has been peppered.
The value of salt and pepper diamonds lies in their inclusions. Since the inclusions are the prominent feature, cutters deliberately highlight the imperfections of a salt and pepper diamond when cutting it.
The 4Cs of Salt and Pepper Diamonds
1. The Clarity
With salt and pepper diamonds, the presence of inclusions is the main appeal. Buyers want a salt and pepper diamond with as many inclusions as possible.
2. The Color
Depending on the number of inclusions, salt and pepper diamonds can have several shades of gray color.
3. The Cut
The cut of salt and pepper diamonds is meant to draw attention to the inclusions as much as possible. This is in contrast to colorless diamonds, where the cut is chosen to hide whatever inclusions a stone might have.
4. The Carat Size
Due to their reduced brilliance, the prices of salt and pepper diamonds do not increase exponentially with the carat weight sizes. Larger sizes of salt and pepper diamonds are widely available.
Why Choose Salt and Pepper Diamonds for Your Engagement Ring
- Salt And Pepper Diamonds Are More Affordably Priced Than Traditional White Diamonds – Salt and pepper diamonds are more affordable and accessible than pure diamonds.
- Salt and pepper diamonds are Versatile – They go with minimalist or maximalist, vintage or contemporary styles.
- More Eco-Friendly Than Regular Diamonds – Salt and pepper diamonds use far fewer resources and time to mine, making them more environmentally friendly.
- Salt And Pepper Diamonds Are Unique and Appealing – Each salt and pepper diamond is unique; there are no two that are alike.
Where To Buy Salt and Pepper Diamonds
When shopping for a salt and pepper diamond, go to a respected jeweler like Silver Spring Jewelry. Are you considering expanding your jewelry collection with a salt and pepper diamond? Visit our website and browse our designer and custom-made salt and pepper diamonds collection.
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