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.