WHAT ARE SALT AND PEPPER DIAMONDS?
Diamonds are natural occurrences, formed under intense heat and pressure over billions of years, approximately 100 miles beneath the earth's surface. Each little miracle is one of a kind. Inevitably, most diamonds are marked in some way. Granted, some stones are more blemished than others; but very few are deemed FL (flawless).
Inclusions are small ‘birthmarks’ that develop throughout the process of diamond formation. Some inclusions are foreign matter that has worked its way into the diamond's fabric during the formation process; others are structural discrepancies caused by heat and pressure.
Though inclusions are usually black or white, they can occur in several different colours, as well as infinite shapes and sizes. A salt and pepper diamond is a diamond that boasts a particularly high volume of black and white inclusions in the form of spots, feathers, cracks, clouds or chips.