Black Diamond Jewelry: A 'Black and White' Affair by Apples of Gold Jewelry

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"Black diamonds are in fact natural, genuine diamonds with one caveat: they have been treated to obtain their pure and uniform black color. As for prices, black diamonds are surpassingly lower," says Afshin Yaghtin, CEO of Apples of Gold Jewelry, as the leading jewelry company debuts their new line of black diamond jewelry.

Apples of Gold Jewelry's newest addition to their already existing line of approx. 2,000 unique jewelry pieces is their new black diamond jewelry collection, including black diamond rings, black diamond pendants and black diamond earrings.

The value of black diamond jewelry is manifold: it is unique and aesthetically pleasing, classy yet trendy and substantially less expensive than traditional white diamonds.

A large 2.00 carat black diamond solitaire ring can cost between $500-$600 on average in today's market, compared to $8,000 - $15,000 for a white diamond of the same size (depending of course on the quality of the diamond).

"Black diamonds are in fact natural, genuine diamonds with one caveat: they have been treated to obtain their pure and uniform black color. As for prices, black diamonds are surpassingly lower," says Afshin Yaghtin, CEO of Apples of Gold Jewelry.

There are "naturally occurring" black diamonds also, but they are very rare and extremely brittle due to their high number of inclusion, and the ones worth anything are exceptionally expensive. One famous naturally occurring black diamond is the sought after Black Orlov, weighing at 67.5 Carats and the Black Star of Africa weighing in at 202.00 Carats.

The naturally occurring black diamond is truly an anomaly and very few will own one. Virtually all black diamonds on the market are treated diamonds which have been altered through irradiation (radiation) or heat treatment.

Another classy black diamond concept is "black and white" diamond jewelry, which combines both black and traditional white diamonds. This creates a very sophisticated and creative look. Take a traditional three stone diamond ring, but instead of the standard white diamond center stone, add a black diamond center stone flanked on each side by two white diamonds. A large 1 3/4 carat "black and white" diamond ring at Apples of Gold Jewelry, for example, will cost an affordable $925 (at the time of this publication) vs. approx. $7,000 (average) for an "all white" 1 3/4 Carat Three Stone Diamond Ring.

Among other unique styles is Apples of Gold Jewelry's Filigree Black and White Diamond Ring and their Black and White Diamond Stackable Ring. Apples of Gold Jewelry's black diamond jewelry collection can be viewed and purchased online at http://applesofgold.com/Black-Diamond-Jewelry-BDJ.html

Within the next month, Apples of Gold Jewelry will also be releasing a new line of blue diamond jewelry, debuting in September/October 2007. Yaghtin is hoping to secure a new line of champagne colored and chocolate colored diamonds to debut by 2008.

Visit Apples of Gold Jewelry, http://applesofgold.com for more information and to view their line of approx. 2,000 jewelry items.

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