Gray Diamond Engagement Rings
What a beauty! Gray diamonds are so unique and special. Often overlooked, these amazing stones make wonderful center stones for engagement rings. Natural Gray diamonds come in a variety of saturations and hues, but almost always display a steel-like bluish sheen across the surface of the diamond. This trait makes this particular diamond a great alternative to traditional colorless or "white" diamond engagement rings.
Gray diamonds are part of the Blue diamond family and are typically found in the Cullinan mine is South Africa, and the Argyle mine in Australia. As you may know, diamonds are formed by heat and pressure over a long period of time. During that time a handful of lucky diamonds get mixed in with unique elements giving them special properties. Gray diamonds get their remarkable color from prolonged exposure to Boron and Hydrogen.
"Salt & Pepper" diamonds are also considered Gray diamonds. They get their distinct coloring because of the microscopic groupings of tiny graphite particles. When bunched together they form unusual patterns throughout the entire crystal. Most of these diamonds are opaque and often rely on surface reflections for their brilliance.
Gray diamonds come in many varieties and will be an amazing heirloom to pass on if chosen for your engagement ring. Gray diamonds are also extremely rare, however their price doesn't coincide with their scarcity, which makes them and amazing purchase due to their tremendous value. Here at JK & Co. Jewelers, we love helping our clients explore these amazing gems as on option for their custom rings.