A handmade 2.5x2mm 14k yellow gold band holds a stunning 15x12 mm(8.73 carats) AA black pear shape rose cut diamond, which has been set into a 4mm tall 14k yellow gold bezel. The diamond is natural and conflict free and its flash is superb! This stone does have surface inclusions which occur naturally in black diamonds. These inclusions do not affect the strength of the stone and I believe they add to the uniqueness and beauty of the stone. The band has been hand forged to create the "faceted" texture. This ring has been tumbled for strength, and hand polished, and given a soft modern matte finish. The rim of the bezel is high polish.