While I won’t give away the plot for those of you who are waiting cringe your way through it in the safety of your own home – I’ll just say that one character receives a five carat, 18k black diamond ring designed by Itay Malkin worth $10,000 (pictured above). And now black diamond engagement ring sales are going through the roof, according to Gemvara’s Cheryl Kremkow.
But there have been other celebrity black diamond sightings this summer:
Christina Aguilera is always in black and white diamond ice from her jewelry guru, Stephen Webster, and wore a pair of black diamond drop earrings to the MTV Movie Awards.
So what is a black diamond?
Most black diamonds are actually white or colorless diamonds that become black after exposure to a widely used and extremely safe radiation treatment. The dark color fully penetrates the stone and will not fade over time. This process not only results in a black diamond but is also used to create every color of the diamond rainbow – from red to green, purple to even brown. Natural black diamonds are extremely rare and are not often seen in the jewelry world.
Here are a few of my favorite black diamond gems from Jewelry.com: