WHAT IS A SALT AND PEPPER DIAMOND?
A Salt and Pepper diamond is a diamond that has a mixture of black and white inclusions that give the stone the speckled look. Almost all diamonds have inclusions, but usually these can not be seen with the naked eye and are quite small. With Salt and Pepper diamonds the inclusions are quite big and these actually make the stone so interesting. There are however differences between each one of them, as some can appear grey, some have a darker undertone and some are ultralight grey - but each one is unique and the perfect alternative to the classic white diamond ring.
SALT AND PEPPER DIAMOND PROPERTIES
The Salt and Pepper diamonds are most definitely unique diamonds. And with that they hold a special place - think of them as a reminder that even the most beautiful souls have some flaws, that are not flaws at all, but unique traits of theirs and we have to learn to accept these because it is precisely due to these that they are unique. Same as the unique bond between you two.
WHERE DO SALT AND PEPPER DIAMONDS COME FROM?
The Salt and Pepper diamond mines can be found mainly in Africa in countries like Angola, Australia, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Zaire, but they can also be found in Russia. All of our diamonds are mined from legitimate sources and comply with the Kimberley Process, meaning that all our diamonds are conflict- free and in such a way their purchase does not finance violent movements by rebels or their allies seeking to undermine legitimate governments. We only work with reliable suppliers from Europe, who adhere to the KP standards.
ONE OF A KIND
As said, the unique inclusions and speckles of black and white create a one of a kind Salt and Pepper ring. Some call them ‘galaxy diamonds’ as their unique pattern reminds them of the stars in the night sky. The black spots in the stone are actually carbon spots - pieces of the diamond that never fully crystallised.
ALL THE MANY SHAPES
At Capucinne we love to play with shapes and cuts, making the most of every gemstone. Salt and Pepper diamonds are no exception. This gemstone has been cut in different shapes, from pear to kite or square and is the most popular round. Whatever the shape, with its unique look a piece with Salt and Pepper diamond will immediately demand attention.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR SALT AND PEPPER DIAMOND JEWELRY?
Avoid using harsh cleaning treatments such as ultrasonic cleaners and steamers or chemicals for Salt and Pepper diamonds. The best method of cleaning a Salt and Pepper diamond piece is to use warm soapy water and a soft brush or cloth. Make sure your Salt and Pepper diamond jewelry is completely dry before wearing or storing. It is preferable to store it in a velveteen bag.