It has been a particularly colorful year for the jewelry industry, with hordes of infectiously happy rainbow creations bursting onto the scene. This time of year, of course, begins to welcome looks that are more subdued, darker.
Once you’ve been living in a rainbow land for a while, the sight of inky black feels like a palate cleanser. That isn’t to say colorful styles aren’t beloved, but contrast is necessary if you want to fully appreciate the bright, bubbly hues.
That’s probably why I nearly always find myself drawn to black diamond jewelry. It’s a moment in the shade after a day spent under the broiling sun.
For Halloween, there’s nothing better. Black diamonds—bonus if they’re accompanied by black rhodium settings, but fabulous in any metal—in a range of different styles and categories look the part of dark and mysterious in a season dominated by witches, ghosts, and goblins.
The styles don’t need to be macabre or explicitly Halloween-esque. Rather than opting for something too on the nose, an “everyday” black gemstone jewel feels chic for anytime—as well as being seasonally appropriate.
Another way to obtain the look is through blackened metals, like rhodium or oxidized silver, set with diamonds—a striking style that makes the stones pop even more brightly than they already do.
Top: Bracelet in 18k black gold with black diamonds, price on request; Joelle Jewellery