Over the years we have had all kinds of requests for all kinds of amazing things from rare and unique gemstones and diamonds to complex and intricate designs. Now and again, we’ll get a string of similar requests which is an indicator that some kind of trend is developing. For example, recently we’ve received a number of requests for Salt and Pepper Diamonds. Ever heard of a salt and pepper diamond? Now that you have … you’re curious to learn more aren’t you?
To begin, here’s an example of a custom jewelry piece we were commissioned to create recently that is set with a salt and pepper diamond. This diamond is a 1.31ct rose cut salt and pepper diamond and its set in a vintage inspired four double claw setting with baguette accent diamonds on the shoulder. The engagement ring was designed so that the wedding ring will fit flat up against it so there are no gaps. But enough about the ring, you wanted to learn more about salt and pepper diamonds and why they are enjoying such popularity at the moment.
One reason that salt and pepper diamonds are so popular right now is that they offer a more affordable alternative to traditional diamonds. They tend to be less sought after because of their unique look, consequently salt and pepper diamonds can be less expensive than traditional diamonds of the same size. This makes them an attractive option for those who want a diamond engagement ring or other piece of diamond jewelry but don’t want to spend a fortune.
Another reason for the popularity of salt and pepper diamonds is their individuality. Like a fingerprint no two salt and pepper diamonds are exactly alike because the inclusions are unique to each one. This makes each piece of salt and pepper diamond jewelry truly one-of-a-kind which today’s consumer finds appealing.
Influenced by recent “Rustic Design” interior design trends, salt and pepper diamonds are also popular because they offer a more rustic and natural look than traditional diamonds. The black and white inclusions can give the diamond a speckled or mottled appearance, which some people find more interesting and organic than the perfect clarity of a traditional diamond.
Salt and pepper diamonds are also popular because they are often seen as a symbol of authenticity and imperfection. In a world where we are bombarded with images of perfect beauty and perfection, salt and pepper diamonds offer a refreshing alternative. To quote a line from a cheesy One Direction song “You don’t know you’re beautiful. That’s what makes you beautiful” they remind us that our imperfections are beautiful, and that individuality should be celebrated.
In conclusion, salt and pepper diamonds are a type of natural diamond that have black and white inclusions throughout the stone, giving them a unique and distinctive look. They are becoming increasingly popular for a number of reasons, including their affordability, individuality, rustic and natural appearance, and their ability to remind us of the beauty of imperfection. If you’re in the market for a diamond engagement ring or other piece of diamond jewelry, a salt and pepper diamond may be the perfect choice for you! Send us a text 905-852-2050 or call 1-844-852-5802 and start making your salt and pepper diamond dreams come true.