Why are Salt & Pepper Diamonds so Popular? Yay or Nay

Diamonds are one of the most precious and sought-after gemstones in the world. They are a symbol of love, commitment, and luxury, making them an essential part of celebrations such as engagements, weddings, and anniversaries.
Amongst the different types of diamonds, “I” clarity graded diamonds are considered the most “included” of them all. Be it moissanite, lab-grown, or natural, I clarity graded gemstones have imperfections or tiny flaws that affect the clarity and brilliance of the stone. 
For many years, these diamonds were the least preferred and were typically ignored by the masses. However, things have changed in recent years.  
Why are “I” diamonds so popular now? 
Here are the reasons why…
One of the benefits of choosing I clarity natural or lab-grown diamonds is that they are relatively affordable in comparison to higher-grade diamonds. If budget is the main concern then these diamonds are the most affordably priced in terms of clarity grades. 
This leaves room for people to upgrade the other 3 of the “4 Cs” (cut, color, and carat weight). A well-cut I diamond can enhance its brilliance and sparkle making it look more attractive. One may also opt to have larger and whiter gemstone by opting to go for an I diamond. 
In addition, highly included “I” graded diamonds have been coined “Salt & Pepper” in recent years due to its noticeable black inclusions and white clouds from the gemstone. This has created a craze for S&P diamonds more than ever before. 
Gemstone enthusiasts love the uniqueness of each stone’s non-duplicable inclusions. The jewelry industry calls it a gemstone’s “fingerprint” since no one stone is identical to the next..  
I graded diamonds offer a great value for anyone looking for all the sparkles and beauty without breaking the bank. They are a popular choice among those who are budget-conscious and love the S&P look.
With proper care and maintenance, I diamonds can last a lifetime and be passed down as a precious family heirloom.

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