Discover Wild, Untamed, Diamonds  


Salt and pepper diamonds have a beauty all of their own - with a wild, untamed feel and naturally occurring spectrum of black and white flecks, feathers, spots and clouds. Each one is unique and each one has its own distinctive ‘salt and pepper’ pattern.

Why we use Salt & Pepper Diamonds


We are drawn to the rare beauty and individual qualities of salt and pepper diamonds and because we only produce jewellery on a small scale, we can source exceptional and unique stones from artisan gem cutters around the world for our bespoke and collection pieces.

Why Should You Choose

Salt & Pepper Diamonds?


Qualities & Characteristics


Salt and pepper diamonds share many of the qualities of white diamonds; they are as hard as white diamonds and the same cuts and carat weights are available. Where they diverge is in the colour and clarity; salt and pepper diamonds are valued for their aesthetic qualities rather than how white and clear they are.  

Affordability


If you are thinking about purchasing a salt and pepper diamond, it really should be because you love the stone for it's unique qualities, but you might also be interested to know they are an affordable alternative to white diamonds, making them an all round excellent choice.

Environmental Impact


As with all James Newman gemstones, we guarantee all our salt and pepper diamonds are ethically sourced from like minded, small independent gem dealers. Salt and pepper diamonds require far less processing than white diamonds, this means that their extraction is far less destructive to the environment - another great reason to consider these beautiful stones.  

Opacity & Translucency


From clear stones with carbon black feathers, wisps and speckles to soft opaques in shades ranging from pearl to charcoal grey, the variety is extensive and we will look far and wide to find the perfect diamond for you.

Diamond Shapes


Shapes and sizes are far more varied than with white diamonds, with artisan cutters creating a splendid array of shield, kite, hexagon, elongated hexagon and free forms as well as the more traditional round and square shapes. There are limitless possibilities to suit all tastes and imaginations.

Brilliant & Rosecuts


Brilliant and rose cut diamonds are some of the most popular cuts, so what is the difference? Brilliant cuts are multi-faceted, precision cut and designed to maximise sparkle. In contrast, the rose cut is far more subtle; dating back to the 16th century, it is often hand cut by artisans, with a faceted surface that creates a delicate shimmer.

What's The Difference Between

White Diamonds And

Salt & Pepper Diamonds?


Salt & Pepper Diamonds are far more unique than classic white diamonds. Whilst white diamonds are the epitome of timeless beauty, Salt & Pepper diamonds are always different with their own understated individual tones and qualities.

Explore Our Salt & Pepper Collections


We use Salt and Pepper diamonds in a number of our collections, each collection carries its own personality like the stones themselves. Have a look at some of our collections, or if you are interested in bespoke jewellery options, get in touch with us today.

Lyra Collection


All Salt & Pepper


Atelier Collection


Discover Wild, Untamed, Diamonds


Why we use Salt & Pepper Diamonds


Salt and pepper diamonds have a beauty all of their own - with a wild, untamed feel and naturally occurring spectrum of black and white flecks, feathers, spots and clouds. Each one is unique and each one has its own distinctive ‘salt and pepper’ pattern.

Why Should You Choose Salt & Pepper Diamonds?


We are drawn to the rare beauty and individual qualities of salt and pepper diamonds and because we only produce jewellery on a small scale, we can source exceptional and unique stones from artisan gem cutters around the world for our bespoke and collection pieces. However, there are many reasons to consider Salt & Pepper Diamonds for your new piece of jewellery.

Qualities & Characteristics


Salt and pepper diamonds share many of the qualities of white diamonds; they are as hard as white diamonds and the same cuts and carat weights are available. Where they diverge is in the colour and clarity; salt and pepper diamonds are valued for their aesthetic qualities rather than how white and clear they are.

Affordability


If you are thinking about purchasing a salt and pepper diamond, it really should be because you love the stone for it's unique qualities, but you might also be interested to know they are an affordable alternative to white diamonds, making them an all round excellent choice.

Environmental Impact


As with all James Newman gemstones, we guarantee all our salt and pepper diamonds are ethically sourced from like minded, small independent gem dealers. Salt and pepper diamonds require far less processing than white diamonds, this means that their extraction is far less destructive to the environment - another great reason to consider these beautiful stones.

Opacity & Translucency


From clear stones with carbon black feathers, wisps and speckles to soft opaques in shades ranging from pearl to charcoal grey, the variety is extensive and we will look far and wide to find the perfect diamond for you.

Diamond Shapes


Shapes and sizes are far more varied than with white diamonds, with artisan cutters creating a splendid array of shield, kite, hexagon, elongated hexagon and free forms as well as the more traditional round and square shapes. There are limitless possibilities to suit all tastes and imaginations.

Brilliant & Rosecuts


Brilliant and rose cut diamonds are some of the most popular cuts, so what is the difference? Brilliant cuts are multi-faceted, precision cut and designed to maximise sparkle. In contrast, the rose cut is far more subtle; dating back to the 16th century, it is often hand cut by artisans, with a faceted surface that creates a delicate shimmer.

What's The Difference Between

White Diamonds And

Salt & Pepper Diamonds?


Salt & Pepper Diamonds are far more unique than classic white diamonds. Whilst white diamonds are the epitome of timeless beauty, Salt & Pepper diamonds are always different with their own understated individual tones and qualities.

Explore Our Salt & Pepper Collections


We use Salt and Pepper diamonds in a number of our collections, each collection carries its own personality like the stones themselves. Have a look at some of our collections, or if you are interested in bespoke jewellery options, get in touch with us today.

Lyra


Salt &

Pepper


Atelier