Champagne diamond rings complement perfectly with pearls & white diamonds
Do you associate champagne diamond rings with dinner parties and moyet?
Well you aren’t off. They are truly unique offerings of nature.
A little history about champagne diamonds.
The majority of these colored diamonds are found in the North West region of Australia called Kimberly within which lie pipes of lamporite diamond bearing ore.
Diamonds were found there in October 1979 & thus was founded the largest diamond mine in the world the Argyle Mine.
It produces the largest volume of diamonds in the world over 600 million carats by 1985.
That’s a lot of diamonds!!
Unfortunately, only 5% of these stones are gem quality while the average of other mines is 20% gem quality production.
Even quality enhanced or treated champagne diamonds are rare; so when you wear champagne diamond rings you are wearing a unique piece of jewelry.
The Argyle mine produces over 95% of Champagne colored diamonds & they have developed a color grading scale that is used by majority of gemologists today.
Champagne diamonds range from light straw color to deep rich cognac color.
The Argyle color grading scale for champagne diamonds is as follows:
C1 – C2 = Light Champagne C3 – C4 = Medium champagne C5 – C6 = Dark Champagne C7 = Fancy Cognac.
Okay slow down now!! Its getting exciting but we need to know what causes of color variation in diamonds.
The first is due to some type of foreign element.
The element responsible for yellow or orange coloration is Nitrogen.
When Boron is the element responsible, the diamond color will be blue in color.
The second cause of variation in colored diamonds is Natural Radiation which causes Green color.
The diamonds described above are considered type 1 diamonds.
There are type 2 diamonds….
They get their coloration due to structural anomalies caused by plastic deformation (the crystal structure is unstable) during the crystal growth.
Most of the Argyle mines diamond production are of type 2 variety.
They are usually grey or a steely blue due to scattered boron within the crystal.
The neutral, earthy & subtle tones of champagne diamonds make them perfect for contemporary jewelry & mens diamond rings and jewelry.
They make perfect gifts for a fathers day gift.
They complement perfectly with pearls, white diamonds & precious metals such as yellow gold, white, platinum & silver.
Champagne diamonds & jewelry have inspired designers with their versatility & glamour.
Celebrities & royalty are captivated by the stunning beauty of these diamonds.
Are champagne diamonds cheap? No!
Like for like compared with a normal diamond, the champagne diamonds are more expensive.
Don’t let that stop you though as they are affordable champagne rings available.