17 Black Diamond Engagement Rings

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If Carrie Bradshaw did it, it must be on-trend right? In Sex and the City 2, Mr. Big finally got a ring on Carrie's finger—a 5-carat black diamond Itay Malkin ring set in 18-karat white gold to be exact. With the words, "because you're not like anyone else," Big gave all Carrie Bradshaw worshippers the green light to think outside-of-the-diamond-box when it came to their engagement rings. And we couldn't help but wonder... does a black diamond engagement ring measure up to a classic white diamond? Absolutely.

Brides are always looking for a bold way to show their style, and if breaking with tradition is your thing, you may want to consider an edgy black diamond ring. Black diamonds are chic, a bit mysterious, a little bit rock'n'roll, and impossibly cool—not to mention they are a lot more cost-efficient than the traditional alternative. Whether it's in a classic solitaire, surrounded by a white diamond halo, set in trendy rose gold, or sprinkled along a simple band to lend some cool factor to your wedding day bling, we're totally crushing on black diamond rings.

If having symbolism in a ring is important to you, don't fret, black diamonds are full of meaning. Like white diamonds, black diamonds are symbolic of everlasting love, transcendence, and eternity, but they're also known to have a mystic power. Black diamonds are also a symbol of charisma.

Get ready to lust after these 17 black diamond engagement rings.

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Anna Sheffield Astarte Ring

"Astarte Ring" princess-cut black diamond flanked by two rose-cut black diamonds with white pavé stones and a platinum band, $19,500, Anna Sheffield.

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This princess-cut black diamond ring, is set in a platinum band and has two smaller side stones (an engagement ring trend on the rise!) also in black diamond. To top it all off all three stones are encrusted in white pavé diamonds.

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Allurez Black Diamond Ring

Round-cut black diamond ring set in 14K white gold, $2,135, Allurez.

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This round-cut black diamond is set in a 14k white gold infinity band white white and black diamonds intersecting in a twisting band (part of a set with a complimenting wedding band).

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Blanca Monrós Gómez Aura Ring

"Aura" rose-cut black diamond engagement ring with white diamond pavé set in 18K rose gold, $2,050, Bianca Monrós Gómez available at Catbird.

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This rose-cut solitaire black diamond is set in 22 pavé white diamonds and can be set in 14k white, rose, or yellow gold.

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Anna Sheffield Bea Ring

"Bea" marquis-cut black diamond ring set in 14K rose gold, $4,900, Anna Sheffield.

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Bea is a ring fit for a princess with a marquis-cut black diamond set in 14k rose gold.

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Digby & Iona Raziel Ring

"Raziel" princess-cut inverted black diamond engagement ring set in 14K yellow gold, $3,180, Digby & Iona.

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Set in 14k gold this inverted princess-cut ring is sure to please the edgiest and most unconventional couple.

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Mandrel Studio Ring

Oval-cut black diamond engagement ring with a white diamond halo set in 18K yellow gold, $3,078, Mandrel Studio available at Twist.

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This one-of-a-kind rose-cut oval black diamond ring is set in 18k white gold, and surrounded by diamond pavé.

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Rare Earth Jewelry

Emerald-cut black diamond engagement ring set in 14K yellow gold, $2,342, Rare Earth Jewelry.

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Emerald-cuts are trending (thanks to their celebrity-loved status) and this Emerald-cut black diamond engagement ring set in 14K yellow gold is sure to be a winner.

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Satomi Kawakita

Satomi Kawakita Hexagon Black Diamond Ring

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This hexagonal black diamond is set in 18K yellow gold with visible prongs that make this a perfectly unique, yet simple, statement.

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Catbird Wedding Odile Ring

"Odile" black diamond engagement ring set in 14K rose gold, $1,350, The Swan Collection available at Catbird.

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Named after the black swan herself, Catbird's Odile black diamond engagement ring is part of the retailer's debut engagement ring collection (aptly named the Swans).

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Catbird Wedding Fairy Light Ring

CATBIRD FAIRY LIGHT ETERNITY BAND

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The name says it all, this ring is like Fairy light itself, with a row of pavé eternity black diamonds set in solid 14K gold. 

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La More Design

La More Design tiara halo bridal set with rose cut black diamond and V shaped black diamond band

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This Tiara halo bridal set matches a rose cut black diamond with a v-shaped black diamond eternity band set in 14K rose gold.

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Armante Designs

Armante black diamond ring

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This ring boasts 32 natural black diamonds—including this stunning oval-shaped show-stopper!

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Blue Nile Riviera Noir Black Diamond Ring

blue nile black diamond ring

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As a stacking ring, wedding band, or band engagement ring, this black diamond eternity band is the perfect choice for an eclectic couple.

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Gold and Silver Co

etsy black diamond ring

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Available in white or rose gold, this stunner is a unique take on a three-stone engagement ring.

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Shop Clementine

clementine ring

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Simple and timeless, the pure black diamond at the center of this ring comes in a hexagonal shape and set in a 14k yellow gold bezel and lightly-hammered band.

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Gemvara Contessa Ring

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Gemvara's fully customizable ring lets couples take the reigns of almost all design elements—the black diamond's shape and size, side stone gems, and of course metal.

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Octavian Black Diamond Ring in Black Gold

angie marei octavian ring

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You get double the edginess with this ring from Angie Marei's Octavian collection (octagons symbolize infinity and eternal life if you didn't know!)—the black diamond is set in 18k black rhodium-plated gold.

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