What is a S&P Diamond

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We at Hiddenspace Jewelry adore the salt and pepper diamond especially if they are shaped as a kite or hexagon! Our engagement rings are designed around their uniqueness and how mesmerizing their patterns are. These diamonds haven’t been very popular in the past, however, it’s only recently that people have taken a liking to these one-of-a-kind gems. We wanted to talk a little bit about them for those that are considering or aren’t as familiar with this style. 


Where do they come from?

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The natural diamond process happens below the earth’s surface. They are composed of carbon atoms bonded together under high temperature and pressure. When they’ve completed formation, they are brought up to the surface during rare volcanic eruptions. 

 


What are inclusions?

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When natural diamonds are found they do not look at all sparkly like you see on engagement rings. They are raw, uncut, and with imperfections (also known as flaws or inclusions). These inclusions are materials trapped inside the diamond during the growth process. Typically they look like cracks, feathers, or cloud-like features that make up the distinct characteristics of a S&P diamond. 


Are they real diamonds?

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Salt and Pepper Diamonds also known as Galaxy Diamonds look completely different from the classic brilliant white diamond, however, they are still considered REAL diamonds. These types of diamonds characterized by unique inclusions do not apply to the standard grading system of the 4 Cs - cut, color, clarity, and carat. 


Why do we love them?

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The appeal of a S&P diamond is found within their depth. They are viewed as mysterious, revealing pockets of sparkles and shine at every angle. The complexity and uniqueness of the gem is what draws you in and keeps you wanting more!


What should you look for?

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Everyone has a look that they prefer whether it’s to go for a saltier (lighter) or pepperier (darker) kind of diamond. Consider what kind of mood the diamond creates or if they pull you in with their one-of-a-kind patterns. When you see THE one, you’ll know. 

 

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