Well, simply put, they are 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.

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

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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.

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Rustic diamonds are usually rose cut. 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.

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