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The Mystical Charm of Salt & Pepper Diamonds

At Angela Monaco Jewelry, we love designs that are unique, innovative, and push the boundaries of creativity. This is why we are enchanted by the exquisite beauty and charm of salt & pepper diamonds, which exude an aura of magic and mystery like no other gemstone.

Salt and Pepper diamonds have become quite popular over the last few years, but what the heck are they?!

Once considered less valuable, Salt and Pepper diamonds are now highly coveted diamonds with many specks of carbon throughout them, giving them a distinctive flacked or mottled appearance. These diamonds are formed in the same way as traditional white diamonds, but they have a high concentration of dark inclusions or "pepper" and white inclusions or "salt" that give them their unique look.

The name "salt and pepper" comes from the fact that the diamond's inclusions resemble the speckled appearance of the seasoning. While traditional white diamonds are prized for their clarity and lack of inclusions, salt and pepper diamonds are valued for their distinctiveness and character.


One of the benefits of choosing a salt and pepper diamond for an engagement ring is that they are generally less expensive than traditional white diamonds of the same carat weight and quality - anywhere from 20-60% lower in cost! This is because the inclusions that give them their unique appearance are typically considered flaws in traditional diamonds. However, these perfectly imperfect inclusions actually make salt and pepper diamonds more unique and interesting.

A few years back, we joined forces with Misfit Diamonds, the crème de la crème of diamond companies - cool, quirky, and just plain awesome! As proud stockists of Misfit's dazzling diamonds, we've created a ton of customized pieces that we sourced from the conflict-free supplier.

Click here to view a few of our favorite designs created with Misfit's Salt & Pepper Diamonds!



Looking to design your own custom Salt & Pepper jewelry? We have a ton of options to spark inspiration! In my 15 years as a jewelry designer, there’s nothing I love more than collaborating on a one-of-a-kind project. There's no jewelry more meaningful than a custom design, crafted uniquely for you or your loved one. We look forward to getting to know you as we create your one-of-a-piece!


Love Always, 

Angela Monaco Jewelry



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