Build Your Own: Salt + Pepper Diamond Halo Ring (1.95ctw+)

Choice of diamonds or no diamonds in shank (band portion of ring)

Customizations Total: $ 0.00

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  • Create your own vintage-inspired midsize Emerson engagement ring! Featuring a one-of-a-kind Salt + Pepper diamond center, accented by conflict-free lab-grown or Canadian mined diamonds. Choose from the salt + pepper diamonds shown loose in photo. Click the next tab for descriptions of each diamond. The shank (band portion of ring) is available with our without diamonds. 

    ➣ Salt + Pepper diamond: natural, untreated, conflict-free
    ➣ Size: ~7.5mm (carat weights listed in next tab)
    ➣ Rose-cut style: domed and faceted along top
    ➣ Weight & characteristics of each diamond described in next tab
    Total carat weight of ring: 2.06ctw - 2.81ctw
    (depending on options selected from dropdown bars)

    ➣ Clarity & Color: VS/FG 
    ➣ Choice of mined Canadian origin or lab-grown
    ➣ Halo diamond weight: ~.43ct
    ➣ Shank diamond weight (if selected): ~.11 - .21ct 
    ➣ Available with or without diamonds in shank. (Non-diamond shank features decorative metal beading as shown)

    ➣ Choice of recycled gold color or platinum 
    ➣ Halo measures: ~15mm long by 11.5mm wide
    ➣ Shank (band): 2mm wide, tapered at top 
    ➣ Total ring height: ~8mm high (including diamond’s dome)
    ➣ Cathedral shoulders and leafy gallery below halo  


    A. Smokey Salt + Pepper (2.17ct) | smokey transparency with s+p flecking. Extra high/tall dome.
    B. *SOLD* Dendritic Salt + Pepper (1.52ct) | hazy-clear with black flecked clusters resembling "dendrite"
    C. Classic Salt + Pepper (1.65ct) | clear with black & grey flecking throughout
    D. Ultra-crisp Salt + Pepper (1.54ct) | ultra-clear transparency with jet-black, contrasting flecked clusters. Extra sparkle due to ultra-clear background!
    E. *SOLD* Ultra-crisp Salt + Pepper (1.63ct) | ultra-clear transparency with jet-black, contrasting flecked clusters. Extra sparkle due to the ultra-clear background!

    The rings shown are examples only; this listing is to create your own ring by selecting a loose diamond from the photos of loose diamonds. Wedding band modeled in photo is sold separately; this listing is for the Emerson halo ring only.


    Until recently, diamonds that weren't completely clear were thought to be inferior by society's standards. In recent decades, designers started to question the notion of "value" and the social norms associated with the white diamond. The once thrown away diamonds with inclusions, color variations, opacity, and ranging colors are now celebrated as unique, rare, and daring in the jewelry world. They are referred to as "rustic", "natural", or "salt + pepper" (if mostly clear with black inclusions). They're gaining popularity with independent designers, but are slower to catch on in the world of commercially-made jewelry. They grade differently than traditional white diamonds; the Four C's don't apply. Rustic diamonds have their own standards, and different levels of value based on rarity. Size/carat weight still affects pricing, as does the quality of the cut and polish on the stone. Some colors, such as salt + pepper, are rarer than others, and so will be more costly. Each rose cut diamond is hand-faceted and entirely unique. You can always find two VS1/H white diamonds, but finding two of the exact same rustic rose-cuts can be impossible. This makes each diamond one-of-a-kind!

    About Lab-Grown accent diamonds 
    ➣ About Canadian origin accent diamonds


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