Ideal diamond rings are perceived to be sparkling white. However, there are some contemporary jewelry lovers, who completely adore colorful diamonds. One of such beautiful creations is salt and pepper diamond rings.
It provides an alternative aesthetic to the ring making it unique and less expected. Salt and peppers are fantastic choices as each diamond is unique and no two diamonds are alike.
Nomenclature for Salt and Pepper Diamonds
The name ‘salt and pepper’ for a type of diamond is derived from the appearance of this precious element. The diamonds are characterized by surface inclusions. These inclusions present on the outward surface of the diamonds are of different lengths and colors.
The consistency and closeness of these inclusions impart each diamond with its unique color and texture. Sometimes these inclusions are too big, appearing too close to each other making the diamond of salt and pepper engagement rings appear darker in color.
On the other hand, when these inclusions become soft and small in the form of tiny blemishes, then the diamond gets a wheatish color tinge. However, most of the time the inclusions appear in medium-range making the usual greyish appearance of the diamond.
Key Characteristics features of Salt and Pepper Diamonds
Salt and pepper diamonds are rare and inexpensive like other forms of diamonds. The characteristics of this kind of diamond are imparted because of its physical appearance.
They are the wildest and raw form of diamonds as they are exposed to environmental factors impacting their surface inclusions. They are mysterious, at the same time simple and sophisticated.
The versatile salt and pepper diamonds are famous as they have a unique appearance of speckled, silky, and smokey outlook, differentiating it from the other kinds of diamonds.
Attributes of Salt and Pepper Diamonds
Among all the diamonds, salt and pepper diamonds are most exposed to foreign environmental conditions such as collision with other elements, reaction with carbonate compounds, and the presence of two or more crystals together causing abrasion.
All these factors are responsible for imparting unique characteristics to this kind of diamond. The attributes of salt and pepper diamonds are as follows:
Salt and pepper diamonds are of different colors, usually in the shades of whites, greys, and blacks. They are quite different from each other in color and appearance. This change in color is due to exposure to different environmental factors.
For diamonds, clarity increases their expensiveness and rarity. However, the clarity is quite indefinite in salt and pepper diamonds, still, these are rare and inexpensive. The different color of the diamonds is imparted by the size and closeness of different surface inclusions, making each diamond unique and different from each other.
The surface inclusions are the form of imperfections present over the surface of the salt and pepper diamonds. This reduces the clarity of the diamonds and increases the surface gradient. The size, consistency, and color of the surface inclusion imparts a distinctive gradient to each of the stones.
Some diamonds may have less and fine inclusions, making it appear as a clear gradient and some might have more dark inclusions, making the salt and pepper engagement rings appear strong and speckled. These gradients are different from each other and with the different shades of color, it distinguishes each stone from others.
● Sparkling Effect
The gradient and color of the diamond make it appear less clear and thereby decrease the spark. The salt and pepper diamonds are full of surface imperfections. These imperfections decrease the clarity of the diamond and also imparts color.
The diamond becomes translucent and light cannot pass through the diamonds, making it appear dull and less shiny. However, with pre-defined cuts and placed on correct lighting conditions, these diamonds also emit dazzling sparkle.
Less light can seep inside the silky interior of the salt and pepper diamonds, but under the right amount of light, they are also capable of giving a mottled appearance with a sparkly glow.
Alike all other purer forms of diamond, the salt and pepper diamonds also come in different shapes and sizes. However, the cuts of the diamonds are responsible for providing it with necessary details and light refractive capacity.
According to the gradient and color, rose-cut is given to the salt and pepper diamonds. Among all other forms of diamond cuts, rose-cut is one of the most timeless classics for engagement rings. This features the largest surface area of the diamond, helping the diamond to show off its brilliance and dazzle when light falls upon it.
Salt and pepper diamonds are famous for imparting a contemporary outlook to the jewelry. They are the kind of color diamonds, which excels in terms of uniqueness and sophistication.
In spite of having surface inclusions, these diamonds have silky interior and with rose-cut technology, they can impart brilliance and dazzling effect alike other diamonds.