What are Salt and Pepper Diamonds?

The modern bride is looking for a new type of engagement ring, different from the classic solitaire diamond ring that has been the favourite for many decades.  Salt and Pepper diamonds have been around for a long time but deemed undesirable.  But today they have become one of the hottest trends to take over engagement rings.

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Unlike white diamonds, Salt and Pepper diamonds have flaws, imperfections or inclusions.  They come in all different shapes, sizes and colours (typically black and white).   For this reason, they were once looked past but today people are embracing the imperfections and seen as beautiful.  The inclusions look like carbon spots, feather, cracks, clouds or chips.

No two diamonds are the same, they are a non-conformist, non-traditional sister to the traditional diamond.  Everything you may know about diamonds can be put to one side, Salt and Pepper diamonds are not graded and do not abide by the 4 Cs (Cut, Clarity, Colour and Carat weight).

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Salt and Pepper diamonds are the rock stars of the jewellery industry at the moment, they are raw and stand out from the crowd.  Women are loving them!

Jewellery designers such as Sophia Perez Jewellery are making the unique diamonds their main stone of choice, ‘For the women who wants her jewellery and engagement ring to match her style and ethics, salt and pepper diamonds are a one-of-a-kind, modern, ethical answer.’