Fifty Shades of Misfit Diamonds
Salt & Pepper Diamonds
We love salt and pepper diamonds! These one of a kind beauties are what we specialize in here at Misfit Diamonds. Because of the unique characteristics of these stones it's often hard to describe just what type of color you may be searching for. To help answer the question “what color salt and pepper diamond are you looking for?” we've put together a color palette guide for the terminology we use around these stones here at Misfit. When describing the color of salt and pepper diamonds, it is important to also consider the level of transparency. This heavily informs the appearance of color saturation and overall aesthetic.
- Clear - crisp, transparent crystal that allows light through easily. Think of a clean traditional stone with a smattering of inclusions for flavor.
- Translucent - allows some light to pass through. These stones are semi transparent because they are heavily peppered with clear windows within, or contain gauzy cloud inclusions that diffuse the light passing through.
- Opaque - milky stones with subtle light diffusion. These diamonds allow little to no light to pass through them.
Icy & Opalescent
Prismatic, warm white-ish in coloration sometimes with a silky rainbow like appearance. The opaque stones tend to be more on the milky side in this color family. While the translucent stones tend to have a more frosty/icy aesthetic. When you’re lucky, the silky cloud inclusions in these diamonds create an opalescent shimmer of color (especially when the diamonds are fluorescent).
These stones range from translucent pale silver-greys to misty medium greys all the way to opaque dark and stormy greys. Grey diamonds have an expansive color palette that also bridge across hues of earthy green-greys and into champagne greys.
Salt & Pepper
The classic! Salt and pepper diamonds encompass moody, opaque black diamonds with silver flecks and translucent windows to crisp, clear white diamonds with dramatic sprays of black carbon ribboning through them. Whether you are drawn to cosmic dark matter or faceted natural ink blots, these are some of our favourite diamonds.
Champagne Salt & Pepper
From light, warm champagne tones to dark, smoky cognacs, Champagne Salt & Pepper diamonds traverse a wide array of shades. Like their Grey cousins, one can find these stones in an assortment of greens, yellows, orange-reds, with a few rare and radical shades in between.
Nailing The Perfect Diamond
Salt and pepper diamonds are our passion. We hope our 50 Shades of Misfit combined with our Salt and Pepper Buying Guide provide some of the tips and tools for nailing your next salt and pepper acquisition!