black diamond

noun

Definition of black diamond 

1 : dense black hematite

2 black diamonds plural : coal sense 3a

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According to Elle, only three of these luxe brushes are being made, each of which are plated in white gold and encrusted in either white diamonds, black diamonds, or rubies — hence the uh, steep $25,000 price tag. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Artis Created a $25,000 Diamond-Encrusted Makeup Brush," 13 Nov. 2018 Of the three one-of-a-kind Artis Bespoke brushes, one features a logo design made of white diamonds, one made of black diamonds, and one made of rubies. Marci Robin, Allure, "We Talked to Artis About Those $25,000 Diamond-Encrusted Makeup Brushes It Just Launched," 12 Nov. 2018 For their relaxed suits, the pair chose striking hues, such as a bright blue that brings to mind a French chore coat (like the one photographer Bill Cunningham used to wear), and sharp patterns, like a smart green-on-black diamond motif. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "The Suit is Being Radically Reinvented—With Comfort in Mind," 19 Sep. 2018 Darren Criss stood out in a John Hardy look in a black diamond print with silver zigzags. Leanne Italie, The Seattle Times, "Tracee Ellis Ross leads parade of pink on Emmys carpet," 17 Sep. 2018 The backless gown showed off the model's black diamond thong (the only acceptable under garment to wear to the Met Gala, of course). Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kendall Jenner Shows Off Her Thong At The Met Gala," 2 May 2017 Edgy meets elegant in the debut Saturn collection of bracelets and rings that mixes polished geometric hardware in 18-karat gold or silver with white and black diamonds. Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, "Inside L.A.'s New Secret Fine Jewelry Space," 11 June 2018 On a recent Saturday, the public resort was packed with hotshots effortlessly careening down steep — if short — black diamond trails. Dan Levin, New York Times, "How Immigrants Become Truly Canadian: On the Ski Slopes," 28 Feb. 2018 As the Associated Press noted, something similar happened during the 2017 AL Championship series with Lance McCullers Jr. and his black diamond necklace. Alysha Tsuji, For The Win, "Diamonds scattered around infield after Yoenis Cespedes' necklace broke during Mets-Braves," 2 May 2018

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1763, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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