Black Diamond Earrings
If you love a little bit of sparkle, then a beautiful pair of black stone earrings or black pearl diamond earrings can add shimmer and elegance. Black stones have a timeless chic quality when teamed with a range of outfit choices, from office attire to evening gowns. At Abelini, you'll find a black pearl and black diamond earrings in classic cuts as well as unique designs. Our chic black earrings for women come in a range of settings, and are available in white gold, rose gold, yellow gold and platinum. A single stunning black stone is pared down but never boring, or add a halo setting with more diamonds, increasing the sparkle for an even more luxurious set. Available in classic round cut, square cut, Princess, Marquise, or even heart-shaped, we're sure you'll find the perfect pair of Black Diamond earrings for you or a loved one.
Black Diamond Earrings Faq
The price of black diamond earrings depends on several factors: your budget and then the diamonds grading report. However, unlike white diamonds, the 4C’s -carat, cut, color, and clarity grading system doesn’t apply to black diamonds as such, they don’t receive the traditional grading report from the GIA to determine their price. The GIA, instead, provides a colored diamond identification and origin report for black diamonds. Also, clarity is not considered due to black diamonds' opaque nature and their high inclusion. They are simply labeled as “fancy black”.
With that said, the price of black diamonds depends on the carat, cut, and shape.
1. Carat Weight: The price of black diamonds varies according to the stone's carat weight. Like white diamonds, natural and treated carbonados increase in price and value as they increase in weight. Most times, when there’s a small increase in carat weight, it has a large impact on the price of black diamonds.
2. Cut: Unlike white diamonds, natural black diamonds, due to the inclusions that give it is color, makes it more difficult to cut, polish, and set. Due to the expert craftsmanship required in cutting black diamonds, the ones with a higher quality cut will cost more and will have a greater value. As such, when purchasing natural black diamonds, ensure their surfaces are smooth, and there are no visible blemishes.
3. Shape: The size, shape, and luster of black diamonds greatly determine their price and value. The most popular shapes for carbonados are oval, pear, round, and princess. Ultimately, there’s no exact price for black diamond earrings as they’re relatively cheaper than white diamond earrings and, how much you’re willing to spend depends on your budget and preference. It is advisable to shop from high-quality and reliable vendors like Abelini where we offer you great quality for less.
The price of 1-carat black diamond earrings also varies based on several factors. Asides from your budget, it depends on the type and quality of a black diamond, either natural or treated. On average, 1-carat black diamond earrings are less expensive than white diamond earrings. With that said, the price of a 1 carat treated black diamond earring starts from £300 per carat; while a 1-carat natural black diamond earring costs from £1500-£3,000 per carat.
However, you have to consider other factors and keep them in mind when purchasing black diamonds.
1. Natural vs. treated black diamonds: The two black diamonds for sale in the marketplace are divided into natural black diamonds (diamonds that become naturally black during the formation process), and treated black diamonds (diamonds that are treated and undergo different processes to give them their black color). Natural black diamonds are rarer and more expensive than treated ones. However, due to the increased demand for them over the past few years, the number of treated black diamonds has also increased in the marketplace. So you may want to buy from a certified vendor to ensure you’re getting the natural one at the right price.
2. Color Enhanced: Color-enhanced black diamonds have been subjected to radiation in order to give them a black color. In most cases, diamonds are subjected to a level of radiation that turns them a dark green color, which then appears black. Similar to treated black diamonds, color-enhanced black diamonds are less opaque, less expensive, and less valuable than natural black diamonds. However, they can still look beautiful and are now commonly used in jewellery such as earrings and wedding rings. It is worthy to note that treated black diamonds are not fake diamonds of real, inferior quality, a colorless diamond is used to begin the treatment process. Nonetheless, they are often sold misleadingly as natural black diamonds.
When purchasing a 1-carat black diamond earring, if you’re opting for a natural black diamond and the price seems too good to be true, you are most likely dealing with a treated black diamond. We recommend purchasing your 1-carat black diamond earring with an accompanying certificate from a recognized gemological institute such as the GIA. At Abelini, all our diamonds are inspected, and they come with an original certification from leading gemological institutes. However, these are real black diamonds, and they vary greatly in price value. Nonetheless, whatever your budget is, we have a 1-carat black diamond earring to suit your need and style.
When it comes to the rarity of black diamonds, it’s important to know the difference between natural black diamonds and treated black diamonds as natural ones are far rarer and more valuable than the treated ones. Natural black diamonds are extremely rare due to the organic way they are created, compared to artificially treated black diamonds. Also, natural black diamonds are rarer than common colorless diamonds.
Gemologists consider natural black diamonds gem-quality, although they aren’t cool. They are polycrystalline diamonds known as carbonado, which are combinations of smaller diamonds, graphite, and carbon crystals. Due to their composition, they are stronger than colorless diamonds and are also harder to cut and polish. While most colorless diamonds are formed deep within the earth’s mantle, there have been unconfirmed theories as to how exactly carbonado is formed. As such, as most carbonados are made up of minuscule, porous crystals, a very high-quality natural black diamond is incredibly rare.
Due to its rarity, a natural black diamond can be more expensive than a colorless diamond of similar quality. More so, as a result of the rarity of natural black diamonds, some diamantaires began artificially enhancing low-quality colorless diamonds by burning them while still in their rough state until they receive the opaque black color. As a result, this brings down the price of black diamonds considerably, compared to the price of a natural black diamond.