Salt & Pepper Diamonds

Our salt & pepper diamonds are hand-selected by the designers from the highest quality rustic diamonds available on the market. Here you will find natural diamonds with colors and patterns ranging from high contrast white and black inclusions to unique diamonds that sparkle like silver. These rough diamonds are rose cut, making the most out of the stone. Our custom salt and pepper diamond engagement rings are a unique way to show someone how much you care.


Learn More About Our Salt & Pepper Diamonds

What is a salt and pepper diamond?

A "salt & pepper" diamond is the name given to white diamond with black carbon inclusions, creating a range of colors from clear white and black to flat gray to sparkly silver. For a long time, these inclusions were deemed undesirable, and salt and pepper diamonds were cast aside. However, we see these imperfections as unique and beautiful. No two stones are the same which makes them a great choice for women that appreciate beauty in uncommon things.

Are salt and pepper diamonds more expensive than regular diamonds?

No. Salt & pepper diamonds are less expensive that traditional diamonds. Salt-and-pepper diamonds are more affordable because they are not considered to be perfect gemstones, such as pure white diamonds that lack inclusions. Until recently, they were often discarded during the diamond sorting process. Also, because they are not as rare as pure white diamonds, they take fewer resources to mine, making them very popular with eco-conscious couples.

How to wear a salt and pepper diamond ring?

A salt & pepper diamond ring is a great everyday accessory, as the color is both classic and neutral. This makes salt & pepper diamonds a great choice for an engagement ring as well. Just like other diamonds, these can be set in all sorts of ways to fit exactly what you’re looking for. The versatility of salt and pepper diamonds has made them very popular, however, they still stand out enough to provide a “wow factor”, on their own or stacked with other diamonds and gemstones. Salt and pepper diamond rings also pair well with white gold, rose gold and yellow gold, allowing you to easily match your style.

How to choose a salt & pepper diamond?

Salt & pepper diamonds come in a range of characteristics and clarity. First, consider your personal style when it comes to how dark or light you want your salt & pepper diamond to be or how sparkly versus understated. Then contact us so that we can help!

Can I choose a salt and pepper diamond for an engagement ring or wedding ring?

Definitely. Salt & pepper diamonds are a wonderful alternative to a traditional diamond engagement ring and have been steadily increasing in popularity as alternative engagement rings. Many couples prefer salt and pepper diamonds because of their one of a kind look and because of the fact they can be less expensive than traditional white diamonds, often allowing couples to choose a larger center diamond. Many brides want a ring that represents their unique relationship. Like salt and pepper diamonds, relationships are not do not always follow a cookie cutter style. Each one has differences that make them so special to the people involved. Moreover, salt and pepper diamonds have a distinctive look that make a woman stand out from the crowd.

Are these custom salt and pepper diamond rings durable for everyday wear?

Yes. Salt & pepper diamonds are diamonds and they are just as durable. Diamonds are a 10 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. That being said, big inclusions in the diamond can make it more fragile. We recommend you getting your salt and pepper diamond jewelry from trusted jewelers. At Chinchar Maloney, we make sure to use only high quality salt and pepper diamonds that will not compromise the durability of our jewelry pieces.

Are salt and pepper diamonds real diamonds?

Absolutely. Salt & pepper diamonds are real diamonds and are still quite rare and valuable, just not as expensive as traditional “perfect” diamonds. The difference between salt and pepper diamonds and pure white diamonds is that they come with inclusions that set them apart and give them character. Our salt and pepper diamonds comes with a certificate just like any other diamond does.

Are salt and pepper diamonds real diamonds?

Absolutely. Salt & pepper diamonds are real diamonds and are still quite rare and valuable, just not as expensive as traditional “perfect” diamonds. The difference between salt and pepper diamonds and pure white diamonds is that they come with inclusions that set them apart and give them character. Our salt and pepper diamonds comes with a certificate just like any other diamond does.

Will these salt and pepper diamond earrings sparkle?

The cut is essential to create the sparkle of a diamond, whether it is for a ring, necklace, earring, or any accessory. If you are looking for salt & pepper diamonds that sparkles, you might consider a brilliant cut diamond rather than a rose cut diamond. Contact us for help and guidance.