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Black diamonds are no longer the reserve of mourning jewellery, and have found their niche in modern tastes. To make sure they’re genuine, senior gemmologist ANU MANCHANDA explains what she is looking for when examining these stones.

Fashion trends come and go but classic monochrome is always in vogue. This is certainly the case at the moment for gemset jewellery, where alongside white metal and glittering white stones, black diamonds and other shiny black stones have increased in popularity over the past few years.

Black diamonds have moved on from their long association with mourning jewellery and are now trendy and sophisticated. Where top end designers lead, others will always follow and there are now a multitude of different black stones being used in both the fine and costume jewellery industry. As ever these are of varying quality and value and the gemmologists at AnchorCert have found themselves assessing and authenticating an increasing number of black stones.

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For those who do not wish to use diamonds there are many other black coloured gemstones such as....READ MORE to read more of this article and articles like it please follow the link to our AnchorCert Meet The Experts page http://www.theassayoffice.co.uk/meet_the_experts/anchorcert.html

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