What does the name salt and pepper diamonds mean?
Nowadays, in the USA, Canada and some other countries in which a trend for such stones has appeared, they call any diamonds with "landscape" inclusions. With inclusions that can drastically affect the appearance of a diamond. However, the modern trend did not come out of the void, for the first time such brands as Van Cleef & Arpels and Boucheron drew attention to such diamonds back in the 60s. And today you can find snow diamonds in the collections of these jewelry houses. Of course, at prices no lower than what they ask for classic diamonds. Great jewelry houses create art, they don't care about the price☺
Similarities and differences between salt and pepper diamonds and classic diamonds.
Salt and pepper diamonds have a wild, natural and mysterious appearance. They are suitable for those who want a ring that stands out from the crowd and does not correspond to the generally accepted status quo.
What sets them apart from the diamonds we are used to and what not:
Salt and pepper diamonds have the same hardness on the Mohs scale as their purest cousins. 10 on the Mohs scale!
While pure diamonds naturally strive for brilliance, salt and pepper diamonds are more authentic. Some of them shine as clean, others with a restrained silk shine, and others with surface edges. Everyone can choose their own diamond!
On average, based on diamond size, peppered diamonds are 10 times cheaper than classic ones. Exactly on average, because unlike pure diamonds, salt and pepper diamonds do not have an exchange price and are not traded on stock exchanges. Because of this, prices for each stone are set based on the expert opinion of the dealer.
Our diamonds have no characteristics, simply because they are too difficult to fix .. For example, when the color of a carbon monocrystal is equal to 1, there can be so many inclusions that they shift the perception of the color of the stone as a whole, and possibly lead its color into the Fancy zone ... Inclusions can be yellow, black, brown, and even blue or green!
With all the differences, diamonds "salt and pepper", in fact and by law, belong to the first group of precious stones and are subject to certification and special accounting. Our certificate will confirm the natural origin of your diamond.
"THE FAN" Just karatniki, just for fun! ?
Salt and pepper diamonds are still diamonds, which means they are still incredibly rare and valuable. The difference is that they have a distinct character, as opposed to pure and flawless diamonds. When it comes to buying diamonds, you are probably familiar with the "four K" grading system for diamonds: cut, color, inclusions, weight - as well as terms such as "flaws" and "inclusions" (these are basically marks in a diamond, which give the stone a spotted look). In the simplest terms, a salt and pepper diamond is basically a diamond with inclusions. Some will have more inclusions than others, and no two diamonds are alike - some will be dark and languid, others will be light and bright with a few sunspots, and still others may look almost gray. This equates a diamond with personality!
Why for fun? I think these diamonds are for open, risky and extraordinary people! It was these words that I chose at the start of the project as 3 words that will personify and accompany “PEPPER ROSE jewelry”: openness, riskiness and uniqueness!
Recently I thought, why did it happen that other things value unique things more, and they want to see a diamond within the standards? Nobody wants to dress exactly like those around them, bribe shoes, blouse and watch like a friend's? The question remains open ...
Are Salt and Pepper Diamonds a Trend for the Poor?
"If there is no money, then you can put asphalt in the ring." Today I received such a comment; moreover, it was written by a jeweler. Gentlemen, jewelers, keep abreast of the world jewelry fashion, is this still your job? Let me also remind you that the salt and pepper diamond is included in the first group of precious stones, and the concept of a four-factor assessment of diamonds appeared only in the second half of the 19th century. So you need to understand that any diamonds that you see in museum collections (the Kremlin's Diamond Fund, the Hermitage Treasury) also do not meet modern standards. For years, salt and pepper diamonds have come into fashion. They are frequent guests of world shows, exhibitions, they are photographed by the best photographers in the world and they are by no means a penny ... And money is not happiness?
Why do diamonds love salt and pepper?
Many girls around the world choose imperfect diamonds for several reasons. Each of these diamonds is unique. They are significantly less expensive than that perfectly cut and polished white diamond that you see on all the other ring fingers. They are up to 80% cheaper for the same weight (ct). They have the symbolism inherent in salt & pepper diamonds, namely: to love someone, no matter what their flaws, or to see beauty behind the flaws. Also, many appreciate its wildlife, expressed in intricate, sometimes landscape, drawings of inclusions.
It's time for diamonds to get a little more exclusive!
Salt and pepper diamonds can also be found in the world under the name "galaxy diamonds". This name hints at the fact that it contains a whole universe of "floating" black and white inclusions. I chose the name “salt and pepper”, trying to express, in my opinion, the main idea of this stone: “Don't be perfect - be unique”! I never cease to be amazed how in some people the frames and stereotypes of beauty, value and quality of modern Russian standards for diamond pricing are tightly settled. Break the box, be yourself! Have you seen the prices ?! 900 $ - 1.8 kt ,! When I make jewelry with regular diamonds, a stone of this size usually costs $ 20,000 or more. I will never buy myself such a stone, but why, will I tell you how some other time?