So what are rustic diamonds?  Where did they come from? What do they look like?

My rustic diamond rings are set with diamonds that are heavily included. Perfect in their imperfections. The look is a kind of cloudy, smoky stone touched with streaks of contrasting colour. I love the warm, sparkly, glow that emanates from them.

Sometimes they have tiny little surface inclusions that were created during the growing process and this only enhances their individual and artisanal quality.


Aubrey ethical engagement ring with a 1.2 carat pear shaped diamond set in 18ct Fairtrade Gold

The thing I love about rustic diamonds rings is that each one is perfectly unique.

Myla ethical engagement ring with a salt and pepper diamond, six rubies made with 18ct Fairtrade gold

They have a wonderful organic, earthy look and feel about them; that is both understated and glam all at the same time. A quiet luxury if you will.

A cognac brown rustic diamond ethical engagement ring. Made with 18ct Fairtrade Gold.

They come in a wide range of colours such as grey, warm toffee, pink, green, yellow and black to name but a few.  Sometimes the speckled grey ones (see below) are called ‘salt and pepper’ diamonds.  The different colours are a by product of various minerals that grew inside the diamond, within the earth’s crust billions of years ago.

It used to be that these precious beauties were discarded during the diamond mining process as people only wanted the clear white brilliant cut diamonds that we see everyday.

However, today people are looking for an engagement ring that is individual to them and in the same way each that each of these rustic diamonds are unique.

Rustic diamonds rings usually have rose cut diamonds. Rose cuts date back to the 16th century and were popular before the classical round shape came into fashion. They have a flat bottom and a crown which is made up of tiny triangle facets which imitate the petals of a rose.

Salt and pepper pear shaped diamond set in 18ct Fairtrade Gold

What do you think? Can you see yourself falling in love with these one-of-a-kind beauties?