Posted on October 8, 2014 by

5 Celebrities Who Can’t Get Enough of Black Diamonds


Black diamonds have been all the rage the last few years among the rich and famous, and with good reason – these glittering opaque gems are different from all other colored diamonds. These distinct colored diamonds hail from outer space and are so exclusive that they can be found in only two locations, the Central African Republic and Brazil. Black diamonds have both a history and a look so spellbinding that it leaves us, as well as the celebrity crowd, completely awestruck. Take a look at 5 celebrities who can’t get enough of black diamonds.




Celebrities Who Can’t Get Enough of Black Diamonds


1. Carrie Bradshaw


Yes, Carrie Bradshaw, from Sex and the City, is a fictional character but we can probably credit her for being responsible for the skyrocketing popularity that black diamonds have enjoyed in recent years. Her boyfriend, Mr. Big, gave her a 5 carat black diamond engagement ring at the conclusion of Sex and the City 2, the second film installment that followed the megahit HBO series in 2010. Carrie’s engagement ring featured a 5 carat black diamond set in 18K white gold and accented with 80 pave-set diamonds.

5 carat black diamond ring from Carrie Bradshaw's engagement in Sex and the City 2

Carrie Bradshaw accepts her black diamond ring from Mr. Big. His reason for choosing a black diamond is “because [she is] not like anyone else.” Aww.

2. Kat Von D


Tattoo artist Kat Von D accepted a custom-made black diamond engagement ring in a proposal from her former fiancé, deejay Deadmau5, whose real name is Joel Zimmerman, in December 2012. Her one-of-a-kind ring featured a black diamond in the center, flanked by two skulls on both sides of a double-banded shank accented with what appeared to be small black stones, possibly diamonds. Sadly, it was not meant to be for Kat Von D and Deadmau5, when she announced the following June that they ended their engagement due to his alleged infidelity.

black diamond ring for Kat Von D and Deadmau5's engagement

Befitting her taste, Kat Von D’s engagement ring from then-fiance Deadmau5 featured a black diamond as the center stone, which was flanked by a pair of skulls on the sides. Now that’s a ring that really speaks to its owner.


3. Carmen Electra


Carmen Electra received a black diamond engagement ring from her former guitarist boyfriend, Rob Patterson, in April 2008. Her ring featured a round black diamond set in a six-prong setting anchored in a diamond pave band. Electra commented to People magazine about her black diamond ring, “It’s a black diamond, perfect for us. Different – it’s our style.” The couple remained engaged for a few years but never officially married and broke up in 2012.

black diamond engagement ring for Carmen Electra and Rob Patterson's engagement

Carmen Electra proudly shows off the black diamond ring she received from then-fiancé Rob Patterson in April 2008.


4. Lance Bass


Lance Bass, of ‘NSYNC fame, re-proposed to fiancé, actor Michael Turchin, exactly on the one-year anniversary of the original proposal, this past August 31st.  While Turchin’s original ring featured a single row of small black diamonds set in platinum, the upgrade Bass got him has two rows of small black diamonds set in a gold band. The former ‘NSYNC member is hanging onto his own original engagement ring, which features two rows of black diamonds set in platinum.

black diamond men's wedding band for 'NSync's Lance Bass engagement

Few are as blessed as Michael Turchin, who was proposed to for a second time on the first anniversary of the original proposal (yes, it all sounds rather confusing) by none other than former ‘NSYNCer Lance Bass.



5. Derek Jeter


As New York City bid a bittersweet farewell to its beloved Captain, Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees, the truly diehard fans were probably already aware that he wears a black diamond chain daily. The black diamond chain was rarely visible as he kept it well-hidden under his uniform. The special chain was given to him as a gift and has been worn for a long time.

black diamond necklace worn by Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter reveals that he has been wearing a black diamond chain this whole time.


You can also watch the Captain as he discusses his black diamond chain.


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