Lush, Black Diamonds from Catherine Angiel November 03 2015 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
They’re beautiful, unique and have a deep rich black hue: Black Diamonds. These black diamonds are among the more important gemstones that Catherine Angiel highlights in her fabulous and revered jewelry collections.
Loaded with black diamonds, Catherine Angiel's “Initial Jewelry” has been recognized for being edgy yet still feminine, and worn by stars around the globe. Black diamonds make a bold, confident fashion statement every time they are worn!
Black diamonds are also known as Carbonado and have a mysterious history that is still being discussed today. Is is that these dark beauties are found in only 2 locations by happenstance, or were they discovered in the Central American Republic and Brazil because they fell from the skies in metiorites?
Black diamonds are formed from carbon, like their cousin the white diamond. But the similarities stop there.
Instead of being formed from deep in the Earth as a single crystal, black diamonds are found near the surface of the Earth’s crust and are made up of millions of small crystals stuck together.
Because they are opaque and therefore absorb light rather than reflect it, the beauty of the black diamond lies on its surface. To enhance their solid black appearance, the majority of black diamonds found in jewelry today have been irradiated by a safe process to the wearer. Setting them apart from other gemstones, larger black diamonds have unique and sometimes fascinating white or gray inclusions.
Catherine selects her black diamonds with thought of what will most interest her sophisticated and unique client’s eye. She designs using these rare gemstones partly because she knows about the legendary mystic that black diamonds carries. In India they are touted as a special gem dedicated to a revered Indian God. They are also used in sacred statues of Buddha.
Like the legends indicate, Catherine Angiel agrees that no one less than royalty gets to adorn themselves with these remarkable gemstones. She feels her clients are indeed that royalty.
Valentine's Day Jewelry NYC | Best Gift Ideas February 01 2014 - Catherine Angiel, 0 Comments
Love is in the air!
Why not celebrate with gorgeous black diamonds?
These beautifully handcrafted black diamond cross drop earrings are unique and edgy.
This delicately handcrafted black diamond teardrop necklace is feminine with a modern twist!