How To Choose Your Grey Diamond: A grey rose-cut pear diamond

How to Choose Your Grey Diamond

As much as we like bright whites, grey diamonds have become one of our favorite things to set into an engagement ring. They come in the same elegant shapes and are polished with the same care as white diamonds, but with added tone and texture to set them apart. While other jewelers think of them as a passing trend, we love them so much that they’re one of our preferred centers in our Horizon rings. But that begs the question—

What is a grey diamond?

These naturally colored stones can be found in warm, cloudy hues or cool, smokey swirls. To make the most of their distinctive look, we only use rose-cut diamonds because their simple, enlarged facets act like windows right into the heart of each diamond. And though we love the huge variety the earth makes, our design specialists know that not every grey diamond is right for every ring. That’s why we partner with trusted suppliers and hand select every piece in our diamond library so you only have to choose from the best stones.

But how do I know I’m getting the right diamond for my ring?

When you’re done customizing your Waant ring, a design specialist will reach out to help you pick the perfect stone. While we’re assembling a set for you to review, think about what you want your grey diamond to say and how you want it to look.

How to Choose Your Grey Diamond - Two light grey rose-cut pear diamondsLight grey diamonds tend to be more milky so they’re perfect for accentuating the rose cut’s domed shape. Their mostly white tone and hazy sparkle feel a bit like a white diamond—but tougher and less traditional. Thanks to their modern sense of romance, we love putting them in yellow and rose gold for maximum impact.
How to Choose Your Grey Diamond - A medium grey rose-cut pear, emerald, and round diamondMedium grey diamonds look like a galaxy of stars trapped inside a stone, with random glints and unexpected shadows giving each stone its own sparkling “fingerprint”. A great in-between choice, these grey diamonds aren’t too dark or too light—they’re just right for setting in any color and with any accents.
How to Choose Your Grey Diamond - Two grey rose-cut emerald diamondsDark grey diamonds are the most dramatic of the bunch, with a nearly opaque shimmer. More lustrous than sparkly, these are the grey diamond of choice for women who want their ring to make a statement without conventional brilliance. There’s no wrong way to wear these diamonds, but white gold makes for a stunning contrast.

 

Light grey diamonds tend to be more milky so they’re perfect for accentuating the rose cut’s domed shape. Their mostly white tone and hazy sparkle feel a bit like a white diamond—but tougher and less traditional. Thanks to their modern sense of romance, we love putting them in yellow and rose gold for maximum impact.

Medium grey diamonds look like a galaxy of stars trapped inside a stone, with random glints and unexpected shadows giving each stone its own sparkling “fingerprint”. A great in-between choice, these grey diamonds aren’t too dark or too light—they’re just right for setting in any color and with any accents.

Dark grey diamonds are the most dramatic of the bunch, with a nearly opaque shimmer. More lustrous than sparkly, these are the grey diamond of choice for women who want their ring to make a statement without conventional brilliance. There’s no wrong way to wear these diamonds, but white gold makes for a stunning contrast.

 

Sounds dreamy! How do I get started?

Begin by browsing the Horizon family of designs set with grey diamonds or reach out to a design specialist now.