While I’m not fond of white diamonds, I was intrigued by this one. It’s peppered with the carbon that, when heavily present, makes a diamond black. But this has just a bit of it….and I like it!
If we called this a white diamond, then these flecks would be seen as a detriment to the stone’s beauty; they’d make it subpar, too heavily included to be valuable. But if we call it a galaxy diamond (the name for this stone which is gaining ground in the world of alternative diamonds), or a dalmatian diamond (my own tag)? Then it’s mysterious and cool, and somehow brings our minds back to how diamonds form. They are of the earth, and as individual as you and I. It’s unlikely you’d confuse this stone with another once you’d worn it and memorized it.
I think it all comes back to what we’ve been taught we’re supposed to value in diamonds, and I think that’s just silly. That’s an idea which banks on us not thinking, and we like to think, don’t we? Yes. Yes, we do.