Sure bling is rad, but in the middle of an economic recession maybe not such a good idea to break out at the office party (especially if downsizing is on the mind). So the Blackout Collection by Rafaello and Co. is the epitome of understated elegance.

Featuring black diamonds and the perfectly designed settings that accentuate them, not only is the Blackout Collection super fashionable, it also serves a purpose. The company is committed to conflict free diamonds, with 10% of the proceeds going to charity.