Black Sterling is achieved by the oxidation of sterling silver. This blackened state will fade depending on skin type and sometimes quite quickly, the faded look can be considered an enhancement but we will be happy to help teach you how to re-oxidize your pieces if you prefer the pure black finish. Additionally, please note that Black Sterling tends to look darker in photograph then in person.
The stones used in this item are cuts of diamond material that are removed from a larger chunk of diamond as they are attempting to get to the perfect diamond in the center. Each stone fragment and shape are absolutely unique.