Clear as ice, or sprinkled with icy magic? Most diamonds contain trace elements within their structure. These “inclusions” - consisting of carbon particles, crystals, or air pockets tagging along in the diamond’s billion-year formation, can affect the colour, clarity and appearance of diamonds. While these visible features are seen as imperfections when hunting for white diamonds, they are precisely what give unique natural diamonds their character.
“Salt and pepper” diamonds have a sprinkling of both dark and light inclusions that are distinct to the naked eye. Grey diamonds (shown above) on the other hand have much finer inclusions formed close together creating an even distribution within the stone, colouring the diamond overall.
Meanwhile, the wide tonal range in champagne diamonds (a colour caused by internal brown grain lines from the distortion in the arrangement of crystal molecules) can go from as light as the bubbly it’s named for, to as dark as molasses. Whatever your preference, ATTIC is always on the hunt to bring you hand-picked diamonds with a little bit of magic.