Our Salt and Pepper Moissanite engagement ring selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our engagement rings
Vintage Salt and Pepper Diamond Engagement Ring Rose Gold ring | Pear
Salt and pepper diamond solitaire ring
Compare that to this colorless diamond ring.
While with all other diamond colors we can mention the exact type of chemical or physical inclusion that is responsible for their color, with salt and pepper diamonds.
There is not one single inclusion that’s responsible for their unique look.
salt and pepper diamonds can vary a lot from one another too depending on the inclusions they have. They can be nearly black, grey, milky or almost colorless.
They can have strong green or yellow hues and they can even have some rare red or orange hues at times.
The difference in these inclusions may or may not impact the price of the salt and pepper stone but they are almost always relatively affordable compared to other diamonds, and they always have a very unique look.
Best Ring Designs for Salt and Pepper Diamonds
salt and pepper diamond in any setting be it a halo, a bezel, a solitaire or side stone setting, with the aim of maximizing its beauty and appearance.
Kite salt and pepper diamond Rose cut sale and pepper diamond
Fancy cut salt and pepper diamond Milky salt and Pepper Diamond
Salt and pepper diamonds are highly durable, but we would recommend a slightly more protective setting.
Salt and pepper diamonds look stunning in any metal color, including white, yellow and rose gold.
Salt and Pepper Diamond Durability
This is probably the main question people have when it comes to salt and pepper diamonds. Like any other diamond, salt and pepper
Salt and pepper diamonds are very brittle because of all their inclusions, which can cause the stone to break or chip if dealt a hard blow.
The Color of Salt and Pepper Diamonds
Salt and pepper diamonds are so obscure and different from other colored diamonds that it’s even difficult to put them on the same color intensity scale as brown, green or yellow diamonds.
Where other colored diamonds can be spread between the following 9 color intensity grades – Faint, Very Light, Light, Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Dark, Fancy Intense, Fancy Vivid, Fancy Deep – salt and pepper diamonds are much harder to categorize in such a way.
It’s not outright impossible, of course, we can still compare the body of the diamond and how much its color is affected by the “peppered” inclusions – whether the overall appearance of the stone is more milky or darker grey, etc.
Frequency Asked Question
We do not sell individual loose stones to customers.
- Tell Us Ideas :
Once you reach out to us with your custom order specifications, we will work with you to go over all the details of the piece.
any additional ideas, styles, gold type, and budget.
If you have found a stone in our loose stone inventory.
- Price Quotes
We will be able to provide pricing once we have the details of the setting (engagement ring style) gold type, and exact stone choice
We can make your custom ring with or without a mockup (otherwise known as a CAD render).
- Mockup /CAD Render :
. The CAD renders take about 6-12 business days ,We send the CAD renders to you and if you decide that you like what you see and you would like to move forward, we ask that you pay for the full price of the piece.
The CAD renders look like this and are a computer-generated image of the ring and show the correct measurements and proportions of the ring
- How Do I Order ?
If you have approved the CAD renders and you have landed on a design that you want to go ahead with, we will create a custom link for you that will include a written spec outline of the piece to be created and will be for the full price of the piece. The listing must be purchased within 24 hours.
you will have the option to either pay by credit card, or a payment plan via PayPal. There will also be the option to purchase a 3 year or Lifetime Care Plan for your piece
- How Do I Pay ?
We will start working on the piece for you once you have made the full payment for the custom listing.
Your payment also reserves the loose stone so that no other customers can purchase it.
We do not accept deposits and/or reserve any stones without payment.
We accept credit & debit cards, PayPal, PayPal Echeck and Apple Pay
Time Line :
Once you have the made your payment ,it will take 6-8 weeks to make custom piece depending on the difficulty of the pieces.
PROTECT FOR THE UNEXPECTED
We have team up with Jewelers Mutual, the industry's standard in jewelry care for over 100 years, to offer care plans to our customers.
*Care plan is available for domestic US customers only*
Here's what's covered with your care plan purchase:
- Replacement of lost or damaged stones (accent or center stones) due to normal wear and tear
- Ring Resizing
- Resetting of gemstones or diamonds
- Bend, broken or worn prongs or bezel
- Thinning or cracked ring shanks
- Gouges or discoloration
- Refinishing and polishing; rhodium plating white gold, chain soldering
- Ring soldering to another ring
- Shipping for covered services
**Policy cancellations within 30 days will receive a full refund.
You must purchase the care plan at the time you purchase your jewelry item.
We design the ring for our stock or you design the ring for your custom order.
2. CAD :
A computer generated version of the ring is created in CAD.
We scan the diamond into the computer then trace the diamond to get exact measurements of the stone including the stone depth and surface of the stone.
Each one of our diamonds are unique because they are cut by hand, so we can never use the same model twice.
3.MODEL IS MADE :
We 3D print a resin model of the ring.
We do not 3D print every detail of the ring, and use a lot of hand work with all of our pieces.
Every tiny diamond set into the band is done by hand and never cast in place.
- TREED UP :
The resin model of the ring is attached to a small sprue and then “treed” up to a larger sprue along with many other rings.
5. INVESTING :
The “tree” of resin models is then put into a steel flask.
Investment that looks like plaster is poured into the steel flask and over all the resin models.
6. BURN OUT :
The steel flask is put into a very hot oven and the resin and wax is burnt out.
This is referred to as the “lost wax” or "lost resin" process. A cavity of each ring is left within the investment.
- GOLD CASTING :
Gold is liquified and melted down in a machine or by a handheld torch.
Then the liquid gold is poured into the steel flask. The gold fills in the cavities that were created when the resin models were “burnt out.
- COMPLETED FLASK :
The flask is filled with gold and a button is formed on top, which is a round cap of gold that facilitates even cooling of the metal.
- QUENCHING :
The hot steel flask that just had the gold poured into it is then submerged into a bucket of water.
Steam rises and the water bubbles as the investment is broken away from the metal. Then we reach inside the bucket of water and take out the cast rings, which are an identical replica of the “treed” up resin rings
- CUTTING OFF AND CLEANING OFF SUPPORTS :
The individual rings are cut off the larger tree and the residual investment is cleaned off.
- STONE SETTING :
The Microscope we set every stone. We use a lot of different methods for stone setting, all done by hand; cut down setting for setting diamonds in the band, channel setting, bright setting, bead setting with hand raised not 3D printed beads.