Everything You Need to Know About Champagne Diamonds
I think we are not alone when we say we love champagne. We love popping open a bottle of bubbles to celebrate a special occasion but we also love a champagne diamond to celebrate the very special occasion of an engagement.
This beautiful ring was created for our very special customer Anisa. The band was created in platinum with diamonds on either side of the centre stone and finished with a round brilliant champagne diamond for a Nairobi proposal.
Champagne diamonds are definitely rising in popularity and here’s a little bit of background information on this beautiful stone.
Champagne diamonds were originally called brown diamonds and were valued only for industrial use. The Australians who first mined these stones (at the Argyle Mine) saw their potential and created jewellery with them whilst cleverly renaming them champagne and/or cognac which saw their popularity rise.
Almost 95% of champagne diamonds have originated from the Argyle Mine; however, the Argyle has quite short of these resources, which means that few champagne colored diamonds are available on the marketplace. As with anything rare or unusual this means that the champagne diamond is actually increasing in value.
The Argyle Mine created a scale to assess the quality of a champagne diamond’s colour. The colour scale ranges from C1 to C7. C1-C2 are considered light champagne colours, C3-C4 are medium colours, C5-C6 are dark colours, and the darkest hue is C7, formally known as a cognac colour
One example of an incredible champagne diamond is the Golden Jubilee stone which is the largest cut and faceted diamond in the world. It weighs 545.67 carats and originates from the Premier Mine here in South Africa where the world famous Cullinan diamond was also found. The stone has had many homes over the years, including being brought to the Vatican to be blessed, but is currently part of the Crown Jewels at the Royal Thai Palace after being presented to the King of Thailand in 1997 for his Golden Jubilee. This incredible stone is currently estimated to be worth between $4milion-$12million.
If you would like to know more about this beautiful for stone or are interested in creating a ring with a champagne diamond then please don’t hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org / 011 453 6989