What are "black diamonds" in costume jewelry?
They sparkle and shimmer with shades of noble gray colors. Who invented them and who made gray rhinestones popular?
Albert Weiss (from Weiss) popularized the smoky gray rhinestones that were often referred to as "Black Diamonds" and had given birth to a new trend of high costume jewelery.
The "Black Diamond" series was created in the 1950s.
The ad published on Vogue reads "Created specifically for the new smokey-toned smart fashion. Gray Austrian rhinestone accented by tiny shimmering crystals designed by the fine jewelry artist, Albert Weiss".