Elegant and rich in their radiant shades, fancy champagne coloured diamonds make for an alluring and desired choice among diamond aficionados around the world. At an affordable price they are a great choice for exquisite fashion diamond jewellery and have been embraced by everyone up to the A-list celebrities, champagne diamonds have seen a strong and steady market for fashion-forward individuals.
There have always been fancy brown diamonds in a very small availability but it was not until the famous Argyle diamond mine who are well known for their pink diamonds decided to develop a market for the fancy brown diamonds. With such a strong brand behind them and an abundant source of gem quality fancy brown diamonds they cleaverly marketed this new range as champagne diamonds with a colour scale from deep rich cognac to light champagne.
With such a distinctive colour and intensity along with the cut and size of the diamond it gave retailers a whole new market to sell affordable and attractive fashion diamond jewellery.
Champagne Diamond: What Exactly Is The ‘Champagne’ Colour?
Natural fancy champagne diamond usually comes in a pale brown, usually with a secondary tone of light yellow. Champagne diamonds are specifically challenging to polish into perfection because of their stressed crystalline structures, abnormal shapes, and occasionally etched surfaces. To overcome this particular obstacle in champagne diamonds, special programmes have been developed in India for effective polishing, consequently revealing their potential beauty at its most glorious.
Champagne diamonds contain nitrogen in its crystal structure that lends the unique colour to the stone. Presence of nitrogen affects the intensity of the colour, thus more nitrogen results in deeper intensity of the brown, and vice versa.
Though fashionable in the sobriquet of champagne diamonds, these coloured beauties are typically described in their specific colours and not in the name of ‘champagne diamonds’ in grading reports of Gemological Institute of America. They are usually described as fancy yellowish brown, light yellow brown, or in similar phrasing indicating the intensity and hue of the stone.
On the other hand, a different colour scale has been devised by The Argyle Mine particularly to grade champagne coloured diamonds, ranging from C1 to C7. Light champagne is C1 to C2, C3 to C4 are shade of medium champagne, dark champagne is C5 to C6, and C7 is deemed ‘cognac’.
Champagne Diamonds at Diamond Brokers Queensland
Your search for an exquisite piece of champagne diamond jewellery shall come to a rewarding end at Diamond Brokers Queensland. One of the leading jewellery and gemstone retailer in the country, we will offer you an extensive selection of authentic and certified champagne diamonds.
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