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Champagne Diamonds: A Unique Expression of Luxury and Understated Elegance


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Champagne diamonds, unlike their more traditional counterparts, are captivating not just because of their sparkle, but also for their rich color. The mesmerizing hues of champagne diamonds range from light straw to a luxurious, deep cognac. It's these colors that led to their moniker, evoking the same warm tones found in a glass of the world's finest champagne.

A champagne diamond, like all diamonds, is created deep within the earth's mantle over the course of millions, if not billions, of years. The process begins with carbon, subjected to intense heat (approximately 2200 degrees Fahrenheit) and pressure (725,000 pounds per square inch), which prompts the carbon atoms to bond in a specific lattice pattern, ultimately forming a diamond.

The unique color of a champagne diamond is a result of trace elements being incorporated into the diamond's structure during its formation. Specifically, champagne diamonds contain a significant amount of nitrogen. This element imparts a yellow to brown color, and the varying amounts and ways the nitrogen is distributed within the diamond's structure contribute to the range of tones seen in champagne diamonds, from light straw to deep cognac. This process is entirely natural and is a perfect example of the earth's fascinating geochemistry.

Once the diamond has been formed, it still needs to make the long journey from the mantle to the earth's surface. This typically happens during a volcanic eruption of a specific kind, known as a kimberlite eruption. These eruptions are incredibly forceful and occur quickly enough to prevent the diamonds from turning into graphite on their ascent. The rough diamonds are then harvested from the kimberlite ore.

Champagne colored diamonds were predominantly sourced from the Argyle mine in Western Australia, which unfortunately closed in 2020. This closure only adds to the allure of Argyle champagne diamonds, potentially making them even rarer and more valuable as time goes on.


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Many of our champagne diamonds are sourced from the Southern African region: South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe. We also source fully traceable mine to market Canadian champagne rough from the Gaucho Kué, Daivik, Ekati, and Renard mines.


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Canadian Northern Territory Diamond Mines
Canadian Diamond Mines


One of the most intriguing aspects of champagne diamonds is their understated elegance. While a clear diamond may catch the eye with its brilliant shine, a champagne diamond captivates with its warm glow and inviting hue. It's a more nuanced, subtle form of beauty that speaks to those who appreciate the unconventional and the sophisticated. A champagne diamond is still a diamond, meaning it retains the same hardness and durability characteristics that diamonds are renowned for. They're perfect for everyday wear, as they can withstand the rigors of daily life just as well as any traditional diamond.

Champagne diamonds have seen a surge in popularity over recent years, championed by celebrities and fashion-forward individuals and jewelry designers who gravitate towards unique and eco-friendly gemstones. This increased demand has led to a wider acceptance and appreciation of colored diamonds, making them a modern choice for engagement rings, earrings, and other fine jewelry.

If you're looking for a diamond that steps away from the traditional yet maintains the eternal allure that diamonds are known for, a champagne diamond might just be the answer. These diamonds offer a fascinating blend of classic luxury and modern individuality that's hard to find in today's crowded gemstone market.

It's clear that champagne diamonds are not merely a passing fad. Their distinctive appeal and innate elegance make them an alluring choice for those who wish to stand out from the crowd. Whether you're looking to add a new piece to your collection, seeking a unique engagement ring, or simply want to treat yourself to something special, a champagne diamond is a captivating and chic choice.

 Like the finest bottle of champagne, these diamonds offer a blend of luxury, sophistication, and an extraordinary experience. As the world continues to embrace colored diamonds, the champagne diamond stands at the forefront, offering a distinctive and stunning alternative to the classic clear diamond. It is indeed a testament to nature's wonderful artistry and a remarkable expression of individuality and style.

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