Cognac, Champagne, Chocolate… gorgeous luxuries we all love to indulge in once in a while, but what do they have to do with diamonds?
Diamonds naturally come in many different colours, ranging from brilliant white through to rich chocolate brown, depending on the location and conditions in which the stone is formed underground. In the past these beautifully coloured diamonds may have been overlooked, but in the last decade or so they have begun to appear more and more in engagement and wedding rings. A clear white diamond will always be a classic, but for a bride who can imagine a delicate champagne coloured diamond set in a bright platinum band, or a rich chocolate diamond enrobed in yellow gold, there is the potential for a truly exceptional ring.
If you choose to go ahead with a more unusual diamond, you will be in good company. The largest diamond ever cut and faceted is a golden-brown diamond estimated to be worth up to $12 million. It is called the Golden Jubilee diamond, and was presented to King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand upon the 50th anniversary of his coronation. Prior to this ceremony, it was blessed by Pope John Paul II, the Supreme Imam, and the Supreme Buddhist Patriarch in Thailand, so you can imagine it is a truly heavenly stone to possess!
Another advantage of choosing a fancy coloured diamond over a white/colourless diamond, is that you may be able to afford a bigger stone, or a higher carat or clarity. This is because fancy coloured diamonds are often less expensive than the more traditional white diamonds, although prices are starting to rise as more and more couples opt for these beautiful stones.
If you are interested in fancy coloured diamonds, or if you have something special in mind for you or your loved one, why not book a consultation at The Workshop? As we design and make everything ourselves, we can create the perfect ring which will be sure to leave a lasting impression. Whether you’re an admirer of the light sparkling colour of champagne, the silky-smooth textures of cognac, or the rich glossy chocolate tones, we can find the perfect fit for you!