What is a Chocolate Diamonds anyway ?
The Diamonds are definitely real. The term “Chocolate Diamond” is simply a marketing phrase coined by the jewelry manufacturer Le Vian. The color of the diamonds darkens due to pressure of the earth on the diamonds when they are underground. Chocolate diamonds are another type of brown, or cognac colored diamond. It just one of variety of shades of brown color diamonds.
There are natural brown diamonds, and there are those that have been color treated. Natural colored diamonds are always going to be more expensive than those that have been color treated. Among the rest, chocolate, cognac and champagne are the most common shades. Chocolate diamonds are prominently mined in Argyle Diamond Mine in Kimberly; and also in other places in Australia, Africa and Russia. No other deposits of these diamonds have been found to date. Although these ‘low color’ diamonds were once considered as lower grade diamonds, today it is the most popular diamond color shade all over the world. Authentic chocolate diamonds are also very rare and hence, they are very popular. However, artificial ones can also be created by artificially coloring them. Although they are not artificial, people who wish to buy an all authentic diamond may not want to go for it.
Chocolate Diamonds Jewelry
Due to heavy marketing by chain stores, customers tend not to judge a brown or chocolate diamond in the same way they do a white diamond. Chocolate diamonds are often opaque in color, with heavy inclusions and little to no sparkle, yet consumers have begun to expect this because it’s everywhere. Unfortunately, what you see in a chain store newspaper ad is rarely what you get out of the case.
Chocolate colored diamonds are less expensive than colorless or white diamonds; therefore, prove to be a good option for the budget-conscious people. They are considered as an alternative to conventional diamonds and are more in demand nowadays. Chocolate diamond jewelry looks great when combined with colorless or colored diamonds. Much of this jewelry is made in combination with other diamonds, gold and white gold. These diamonds can be used to make earrings, pendants, bracelets, watches, rings, etc. A brown diamond as the centerpiece with white diamonds around or vice verse is the most popular and sought after design for making an engagement ring.
Aquamarine paired with chocolate-colored diamond is a heavenly and stunning combination. According to some jewelers, aquamarine provides beauty and warmth to the piece of jewelry. Aquamarine symbolizes a happy marriage. Therefore, these rings are gaining a lot of popularity. One of the other interesting facts about chocolate diamonds is that they complement brown eyes. But, others have no reason to be discouraged as they definitely leave an impact on the spectator.
One has to be very careful while shopping for a chocolate diamond. Some jewelers make fake brown colored diamonds by exposing diamonds of lower grade to radiations and changing the color to brown. Such diamonds look like the original ones but they are not valuable and have no resale value. You must remember to buy the stone from a trusted jeweler. It is also essential to get a certificate signifying the diamond’s origin which will prove its authenticity.
The deeper the color of the diamond, the more expensive it is. Chocolate diamond jewelry is in great demand as many celebrities have been pictured flaunting it. It has made its way to the red carpet. The trend of having a chocolate or champagne diamond engagement ring is estimated to rise quickly. These diamonds have a mesmerizing effect on the onlooker as they catch light at every angle. Given an opportunity, you must definitely opt for these diamonds. These rare, champagne-colored diamonds will surely win your heart!
Higher Quality Brown Diamonds
In the end, a diamond with eye visible inclusions and a lack of brilliance will not look any better once it’s been color treated. A more expensive/valuable white diamond is used to make a vivid golden brown diamond, and a lower quality diamond less than half the price is used to make a grayish brown, less vivid chocolate, or muddy brown diamond.
If you want brown diamonds that have sparkle and a rich golden brown color, or especially if you want a larger single brown diamond as a center stone, you would be better off requesting a cognac color. Compare the differences in quality and decide what looks best to you.
If you like chocolate diamonds, by all means, buy them and enjoy them! When it comes to colored gemstones especially, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. As always, just be conscious of the quality you’re paying for.
All i can say is, look at the price you pay for your jewelry you know what quality of diamonds you get. all about the 3Q factor.