If Carrie Bradshaw's doing it, it must be a 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. You'll stand out in a unique style that screams alternative bride. Black diamonds are chic, a bit mysterious, a little bit rock and 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 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 diamonds. And if having a meaningful ring is important to you, don't fret, black diamonds are symbolic of everlasting love and eternity. We're sold.
Get ready to lust after these 16 black diamond engagement rings for the unconventional bride-to-be.
"Astarte Ring" princess-cut black diamond flanked by two rose-cut black diamonds with white pavé stones and a platinum band.
SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, $19,500
Round-cut black diamond ring set in 14K white gold.
SHOP NOW: Allurez, $2,835 from $5,670
"Aura" rose-cut black diamond engagement ring with white diamond pavé set in 18K rose gold.
SHOP NOW: Bianca Monrós Gómez available at Catbird, $2,104
"Bea" marquis-cut black diamond ring set in 14K rose gold.
SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, $5,600
Digby & Iona
"Raziel" princess-cut inverted black diamond engagement ring set in 14K yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Digby & Iona, $3,180
"Hazeline" round-cut black diamond set in 14K rose gold.
SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, $3,300
Oval-cut black diamond engagement ring with a white diamond halo set in 18K white gold.
SHOP NOW: Mandrel Studio available at Twist, $3,078
Rare Earth Jewelry
Emerald-cut black diamond engagement ring set in 14K yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Rare Earth Jewelry, $4,095
Hexagonal black diamond set in 18K yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Satomi Kawakita, $1,495
Solitaire black diamond engagement ring set in 14K white gold.
SHOP NOW: Torkkeli Jewellery, $4,650 from $6,200
"Bea" three-stone engagement ring with emerald-cut black diamond set in 14K rose gold.
SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, $7,500
"Odile" black diamond engagement ring set in 14K rose gold.
SHOP NOW: The Swan Collection available at Catbird, $1,350
Emily Warden Designs
Black diamond shield with white topaz V-band set in solid 14K gold.
SHOP NOW: Emily Warden Designs, $460
Fairy light pavé eternity band with black diamonds set in solid 14K gold.
SHOP NOW: $1,200 at Catbird
"Phoebe" marquise cut black diamond engagement ring set in 14K rose gold.
SHOP NOW: $2,370 at Gemvara
La More Design
Tiara halo bridal set with rose cut black diamond and v-shaped black diamond band set in 14K rose gold.
SHOP NOW: $2,396 at La More Design