After my fiancee, Laura mentioned that we could possibly use a Meteorite rings as the centre stone of our engagement ring, I was sold! However, I was concerned that Laura just might not be able to handle such a hefty stone on her ring and honestly, I imagine that after a while, having to drag her left hand on the ground everyday due to its weight, might get a little bit annoying, especially while typing. And it would really slow her down when she races into Tube stations. So, with my intended’s best interest in mind, I thought I would look into this carbonado possibility a little more closely and maybe suggest she start doing push-ups now in preparation.
The carbonado, “The Black Diamond” as it is commonly known, is beautiful in its own unique way and is the perfect symbol for an everlasting relationship when set in a black engagement ring. Apparently, it is as close to indestructible as you can get, which would be perfect for Laura who is somewhat challenged in the field of coordination but is an expert klutz.
Unlike standard white diamonds, which are found in many areas where there has been volcanic activity, a carbonado is found in alluvial deposits solely in the Central African Republic and Brazil. The black diamond is a form of “polycrystalline”, which makes it not quite a diamond; rather it consists of millions of tiny crystals that are nigh on impossible to break down. That makes it no less brilliant but actually quite magical in appearance in black engagement rings. But it also means it is rarely used in jewellery because it’s so resistant! In fact, the only thing that can cut a carbonado is another carbonado (this is a common misconception with regular diamonds, which you could crush with your own fist if you had an abnormally strong grip). It’s a very time-consuming process but worth it to anyone seeking something a little unconventional like a black engagement ring.
The origins of the carbonado are shrouded in deep intergalactic mystery and controversy, and several hotly-debated theories are available. These include origins as asteroid composites, pieces of star, and maybe even extra-terrestrial material. They could have been formed even before the Earth appeared. No one really knows, and this intrigue adds significantly to the lure of owning such a bizarre stone.
So despite my initial assumption that this meteorite black engagement ring stone would easily be the size of a small goat, I was wrong. I guess this is fortunate as a black engagement ring, showcasing these striking carbonados, appears to be a bold yet elegant statement piece, and personally, I love the stone’s mysterious origins as well as its spectacular and sultry look.