Shimmering, grey, rose-cut diamonds, daintily assembled to form a delicate horseshoe, hung on one of my superfine diamond-cut cable chains, that sparkle clasp to clasp.
This unexpectedly sweet piece is an equestrian favorite, timeless symbolism, given a contemporary upgrade in sparkling salt and pepper stones.
Salt and pepper diamonds are the wilder cousin to the conventional diamond, and these bask in all the glory of having everything that the “ideal diamond” does NOT, and in doing so they have so much more personality, being naturally distinct from any other.
If you have ever researched or purchased a diamond, you will probably know that most diamonds have “flaws” - imperfections and inclusions.
These inclusions are blemishes can be anything from white flecks, black carbon spots (my favorite), feathering, fault lines, clouds or chips, and these can come in all shapes and sizes. A salt and pepper diamond is one that is dappled with a mix of these white and black inclusions, cut rough and raw without discrimination, to give you this bold, strong-willed and extraordinary stones layered with visible complexity and quite literally an “inner beauty” that is utterly unique to that stone.
As if this stone isn't special enough, Salt and Pepper Diamonds are without a doubt the eco-friendly saving grace of the scrutinous diamond industry. Because S&P Diamonds come rough-hewn and raw, they are essentially a bi-product of, and far less taxing on the environment than mining regular “GIA quality” diamonds, making them inherently sustainable. With this rise and rise in appreciation of these raw flaws, and the stone’s story visibly revealed, the use of these stones creates a lot less waste of precious resources, as well as a resurgence of definitively unique jewelry that, by their very nature, can not be massed produced.
In addition to this, I work with only certified CONFLICT FREE diamonds.
Each and every piece is hand made to order, and the diamonds will vary naturally. I will however never use a stone I am not in love with. I am a perfectionist and I stand by the importance of my stones - which I sit for hours and hand-select, each having that one of a kind "je ne sais quoi" value.
Please allow 2-4 weeks for turn around and contact me for custom alterations or rush orders.