Every time I hear the phrase “salt and pepper diamonds” I can’t help but think of the hip-ho group Salt ‘N’ Pepa.  They broke the traditions of the genre by being one of the first female group to go platinum.  They weren’t afraid to be who they were, in spite of the dislike of hip hop by feminists because of its portrayal of women.  Salt ‘N’ Pepa stepped up and shared their womanhood and their thoughts about men.  

Salt and pepper diamonds are breaking traditions in the diamond world.  They are fascinating because they show the reality of diamond as it comes from the ground; they are rose cut which means they have fewer facets than your ideal cut diamond.  That minimal cutting and polishing is necessary due to the internal characteristics of salt and pepper diamonds.

These once underappreciated gems are now coming into their own and just like hip hop, which was once considered a fad, are going mainstream.  They are being set into necklaces, earrings, and rings surrounded by colorless diamonds to show off their unique tones.  From gray to blackish to brownish reds and peppered with natural inclusions, salt and pepper diamonds have gone from the bottom of the barrel to high fashion. 

I find them so fascinating that I purchased a 2 1/2 carat one for myself!  After years of being surrounded by perfection, I find salt and pepper diamonds gloriously imperfect.  Come see them for your self on Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1 at a special event right here at S&S Diamonds.  

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