Diamonds can occur in nearly any color, though yellow and brown are by far the most common. The Champagne diamond is a member of the Carbon family and is the hardest substance known. The word Diamond is derived from the Greek word "adamas" which means "hardest metal" reflecting the property of the stone.
Definition of Diamond Color
What is the Definition of a Champagne Diamond? Colored diamonds contain impurities or structural defects that cause the coloration. The most common impurity, nitrogen, causes a slight to intense yellow coloration depending upon the type and concentration of nitrogen present. Brown or Champagne “amber” diamond crystals show some deformation called “brown graining”. They also contain nitrogen.
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The Color Scale or Grade for Champagne Diamonds
Argyle Diamonds created the following scale for brown diamonds to separate them into their progressively darker tone ranges which are described as follows:
- Very light Brown (champagne)
- Medium Brown (champagne)
- Brown (dark champagne)
- Dark Brown (fancy cognac)
Names of Famous & Rare Champagne Diamonds:
The most famous Champagne colored diamonds are the Cross of Asia and the Victoria-Transvaal.
- Cross of Asia (Champagne colored)
- Victoria-Transvaal ( Light Brown color
The Victoria-Transvaal is a 67.89 carat diamond from the Transvaal, South Africa which was originally cut from a 240-carat crystal. The Victoria-Transvaal is cut in a pear shape with 116 facets and is located in the Smithsonian Gem & Mineral Collection.
Champagne Diamonds in Jewelry
Champagne diamonds in jewelry are becoming increasingly popular especially for dress rings and as solitaires. Champagne diamond earrings, bracelets, necklaces and of course engagement rings and eternity rings are the most popular types of jewelry.
Information about Champagne Diamonds
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