How We Set Pink Diamonds

Enhancing the Brilliance of Natural Pink Diamonds in Jewelry

Pink diamonds are renowned for their allure, captivating collectors and enthusiasts alike with their mesmerizing and delicate hues. These rare diamonds, celebrated for their extraordinary rarity and unique coloration, evoke a profound desire among individuals seeking the pinnacle of beauty in the world of diamonds. Whether coveted for their aesthetic elegance or as an investment, pink diamonds consistently enrapture hearts, often commanding record-breaking prices in the competitive arena of luxury gem auctions. In this article, we'll delve into the art of enhancing the allure of pink diamonds in jewelry, exploring the expert craftsmanship, settings, and complementary elements that contribute to their vibrant pink appearance in jewelry.

Halo Settings: Bringing out the Vibrance in Pink Diamonds

Halo settings are a popular choice for accentuating the beauty of pink diamonds. In this setting, the central pink diamond is encircled by smaller diamonds, typically white diamonds or other complementary colored diamonds. This surrounding halo of diamonds acts as a radiant embrace, making the pink diamond appear larger, more prominent, and even more vivid. It not only intensifies the natural pink color, but also adds an extra layer of sophistication and brilliance to the jewelry piece.

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Mixing Metals with White Gold and Rose Gold

The choice of metals for the jewelry setting plays a pivotal role in accentuating pink diamonds. Combining metals like white gold and rose gold in a single piece creates a striking contrast that makes the pink hue stand out beautifully. For example, a white gold band paired with a rose gold basket setting, allows for a captivating play of colors and accentuates the pink diamond's beauty.

Rose gold obviously has a pink hue in and of itself,  so when setting a natural pink diamond with a rose gold band, or even just a rose gold basket mixed with a white gold band, the placement of the rose gold under the natural pink diamond makes for a bright and lively intensification of the natural color.

Below is an example of how we set three pink diamonds in a rose gold bezel setting, one of our favorite edgy settings for fine jewelry, while still enjoying a white gold band. Mixing metals is a fun way to add a pop of edge and funk to your diamond jewelry look. 

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Below is another example of a rose gold prong setting beneath a Fancy Pinkish Purple diamond heart. You can see that the rose gold brings out the pink in the Fancy Pinkish Purple.

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Color Enhancement with Pink Rhodium in the Basket 

Although most pink diamonds we set in jewelry are just set in a classic rose gold basket, there is a further natural color enhancement option that we give our clients when working with lighter pink diamonds. Clients have the choice to plate their rose gold basket of their diamond ring with pink rhodium, that will be completely under the diamond and invisible once the ring is set. Pink rhodium is a bright pink plating, that has an even reddish tint to it, that can bring out some extra color from a pink diamond. 


On the lower ring in the photo below, you can see the bright pink rhodium plating in the ring basket.

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Below you can see the pink diamond once it is placed inside of the ring, and how the pink rhodium brings out a nice and vibrant pink hue in the diamond.

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Pink rhodium is not our go-to when crafting pink diamond jewelry, but it is an option to consider when designing your pink diamond jewelry piece.  


There is so much that goes on behind the scenes when designing bespoke color diamond jewelry in order to achieve a flawless look. The beauty of natural color diamonds is that the beauty is already within the diamond, but setting the diamond properly can bring the vibrance out of the diamond in a special way.




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As the holiday season approaches, what better way to celebrate the spirit of giving than with the timeless elegance of color diamond jewelry? Dazzling and distinctive, color diamonds add a touch of rarity and sophistication to any piece, making them the perfect gifts for those who appreciate the extraordinary.

In this holiday gift guide, we explore the enchanting world of color diamond jewelry, offering a curated selection of exquisite pieces that will not only captivate the eyes but also create cherished memories for your loved ones. Whether you're searching for a show-stopping necklace, a pair of elegant earrings, or a statement ring, our guide is your gateway to finding the ideal color diamond creation that will make this holiday season truly unforgettable.

Color Diamond Studs

Color diamond studs make fantastic holiday gifts for a few practical reasons. Firstly, they're just plain beautiful and add a touch of class to any outfit. The range of colors available means you can choose something that matches the recipient's style. Whether it's a classic yellow diamond, a bubblegum pink shade, there's something for everyone. Diamond studs are also durable and versatile, making them suitable for everyday wear, so the recipient can enjoy them long after the holidays. Overall, the combination of beauty, personalization, durability, and versatility makes color diamond studs a great and practical holiday present.

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Color Diamond Stackable Bands

Beyond their aesthetic appeal, these bands carry significant symbolism, representing enduring love and commitment with their continuous circle of diamonds. The versatility lies in the variety of available colors, allowing for a personalized touch that aligns with the recipient's taste and style. Unlike traditional diamond bands, the introduction of colored diamonds adds a contemporary and distinctive element to the jewelry, making it a standout accessory. The timeless design of diamond eternity bands ensures their suitability for both casual and formal occasions, contributing to their practicality and enduring charm. In summary, the combination of symbolic meaning, personalization, uniqueness, and timeless design renders color diamond eternity bands a thoughtful and appreciated holiday gift.

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Color Diamond Necklaces

These color diamond necklaces carry an undeniable touch of elegance. From a diamond heart pendant, to a stunning yellow diamond tennis necklace, the range is diverse enough to cater to different tastes. The beauty of colored diamonds adds a unique charm, allowing you to select a hue that perfectly complements the recipient's style. It's a thoughtful way to show you know their preferences, and the infusion of color gives these pieces a modern twist, making them stand out in the jewelry collection. If you're aiming for a gift that's both refined and adaptable, a color diamond necklace is a solid choice for the holiday season.

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Green Diamond Rings

Green diamond rings have been making waves, emerging as best-sellers and gaining popularity, partly thanks to iconic figures like Jennifer Lopez flaunting a stunning green diamond engagement ring. It's not just about the trend, though; green diamonds bring a refreshing twist to the classic ring. Whether it's a solitaire or a more intricate design, the vibrant green hue adds a unique touch, making it a standout piece in any collection. Beyond the aesthetics, the rising popularity of green diamond rings makes them a thoughtful and on-trend choice for a holiday surprise. So, if you're looking for a gift that combines elegance with a touch of celebrity-inspired style, a green diamond ring might just be the perfect holiday present.

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Color Diamond Bracelets

Whether you go for a mixed-shape design or a classic tennis bracelet, these pieces bring a touch of sophistication and sparkle to any wrist. The mixed shapes add a contemporary flair, making the bracelet stand out, while a regular tennis bracelet exudes timeless elegance. The versatility of color diamonds allows you to tailor the bracelet to the recipient's style, whether they prefer a modern edge or a more traditional look

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