Why Choose Natural Black Diamond Instead of Other Black Color Gemstones?

Why Choose Natural Black Diamond?

Many custom jewelers and bespoke jewelry artist is at jeopardize situation while choosing black diamond for the jewelry. What to select when choosing a black color stone for the jewelry article. Why Choose Natural Black Diamond?

Natural Black Diamond is one of the best choices when choosing the center stone for the fine jewelry article.

Let’s see the reason why?

People have a wide variety of different choices while choosing jet black diamonds for fine jewelry. It ranges from Onyx, Black Tourmaline, Spinel, Black Diopside, Black Obsidian, Black Moissanite, and Black Diamond. It takes lots of effort to choose one among these gemstones as they are having very similar color and look. But there are many parameters that one can follow when choosing the best gemstone out of it.

This parameter can be black gemstones hardness, its clarity, its luster and fire, its price, it’s color, it’s natural or not, availability of a wide variety of shapes and more parameters.

We are going to understand here details about each of this gem and then make sure which once is best suitable.

1. Onyx

Onyx is a variety of microcrystalline quartz called chalcedony. It being less valuable and softer which has a hardness rating of 7 on the Mohs scale. It also traditionally use for carving cameo brooches. Its color is mostly Jet black. Black Onyx

Black Onyx

2. Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline is also known as Schorl Tourmaline. Tourmaline belongs to a complex family of aluminum borosilicates mixed with iron, magnesium, or other various metals that, depending on the proportions of its components, may form as red, pink, yellow, brown, black, green, blue or violet. The hardness is 7 to 7.5 mm on the Mohs scale. It found in a wide variety of colors from gray, grayish-black and jet black. Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline

3. Black Spinel

Spinel is one of the valuable gemstones and is rarely found in the form of larger crystals. For a long time spinel confuse with sapphire or ruby. The spinel has a hardness of 7.5 on the Mohs scale. Its color is mostly jet black.

Black Spinel

4. Black Diopside

The stunning cabochon cut Black Star Diopside Gemstone Stone is a marvel in itself. One can use it as a crystal or in jewelry as well. When used in jewelry, it should touch the skin and, thus, can be worn inside a bracelet, pendant, ring, or earrings. Its hardness is 5 to 6 on the Mohs scale. It’s color often grayish black to brownish-black.Black Diopside

Black Diopside

5. Black Obsidian

Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock. Black Obsidian is a rock formation as a result of quickly cooled lava. The Obsidian is also known as Royal Agate, Xaga, Glassy Lava, Volcanic glass and Glass Agate. Its hardness is 5 to 6 on the Mohs scale. Obsidian is often jet black.Black Obsidian

Black Obsidian

6. Black Moissanite

Black Moissanite is synthetic. Its made of Silicon carbide of high quality mostly H4 quality. Black Moissanite is having a hardness of 8 to 9 on the Mohs scale. Its main uses are mostly in industrial and electronics. But these days they use heavily for the low price fashion jewelry. Black Moissanite is grayish to jet black.Black Moissanite

Black Moissanite

7. Natural Black Diamond

Black Diamond is found mostly in Brazil and South African regions. Its also call Carbonado and often the hardest of all the black gemstone you found on the earth. Black Diamond can be 100% natural or can be enhanced to give it the permanent jet black color. The black diamond is having 10 or more hardness on the Mohs scale.Black Diamonds

Natural Black Diamond

Why Choose a Natural Black Diamond?

Out of all the available Black Gemstones, Why People choose black diamond for jewelry making, healing stones, and more usage. As the gemmologist at Gemone Diamonds below is my opinion.


Black Diamond is my personal favorite because of its hardness is the highest, it is even harder than colorless diamonds. You have the black diamond in your jewelry, forget about taking care of it like other gemstones. Its never going to lose its shine and luster. just wiping with cotton is enough for its care. you will not have to incur any replacement cost after a couple of months or years.


Black Diamond of AAA quality is having the highest luster and brilliance. Which it will never lose. As to grind its surface only diamond can scratch it so you don’t need to worry.


Black Diamond is having highest value out of all the black gemstones. It is resale value is even higher.


Black Diamond can go as the best contrast matching against colorless white diamonds and can retain its beauty pretty long term. Using other gemstones will be meant the problem reduces shine and luster in the long term and again need to go to the jewelers for repairs.


Black Diamond is available in very small to huge sizes in the market. It is available in a wide variety of shapes too, which meant we have the widest selection available.


A black diamond will retain its beauty for years. Other stones will be dull after a couple of months or years. You need to search for an alternative again and again to replace the centerpiece. And it feels awkward when somebody comments pointing flaws in your jewelry.

Finally, to sum up, Natural Black Diamond is the diamond and its mined underneath the earth’s surface after almost a billion years. It is the diamond and it’s rare and at a present cost in the market its the best alternative for fine jewelry.

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