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Traditionally a black diamond was thought of as a man’s stone, and is often used in settings for men’s wedding bands. While black diamonds aren’t considered as popular as other coloured diamonds like fancy pink or canary yellow, there seems to have been an uptrend in recent years.

The latest resurgence of mass publicity came in 2010 with the release of Sex And The City 2, when Carrie is given a nice 5 Carat Black Diamond ring, below, from Big. When she asked why a black diamond, his response was "because you are not like anyone else".

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This ring was designed by Itay Malkin who beat 20 other top designers to the coveted "important" ring. The final design featured a 5 carat natural black diamond surrounded by 80 natural white pave diamonds which are set in 18ct white gold.

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In 2008 Victoria’s Secret created the Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra. It was adorned with nearly 3,900 gems, mainly black diamonds and with a price tag of $5 million.

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Olga Kurylenko, who stars as the newest Bond girl Camille in the latest 007 movie Quantum of Solace, showed up at the London Premier wearing a black diamond and ruby poppy brooch designed by Kleshna. The James Bond beauty is often seen wearing black diamonds.

So what are your thoughts on the matter? Is it as clear as black or white?

 

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