We've befriended a new stone of late, and we're sure Marilyn would approve. Perhaps you've noticed, too, that the diamond has embraced its dark side, trading in the traditional white for an edgy, black makeover. Known as carbonado, this ebony variety is a rare breed of the gem — not to mention the toughest form of natural diamond in existence.
More typically used in men's rings, the stone is now popping up in all sorts of women's wares — mismatched studs, delicate cluster necklaces, and even quirky novelty rings. But, just because these baubles are trending now doesn't mean you can't wear them for years to come. In fact, the 16 black beauties we're sharing ahead prove that this jewel is — dare we say it? — forever.