Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Natural Fancy Champagne Diamonds

Thirty years ago, Champagne diamonds were seldom seen on the market, until the Argyle Mine in Western Australia began raising international awareness of their alluring beauty. Since then, Champagne diamonds have become the ultimate fashion accessory for A-List celebrities and style trendsetters worldwide.
Argyle Diamonds has devised the C1 to C7 colour scale to grade champagne diamonds.

Gemologists use three terms to describe color in natural colored diamonds:

Hue: the dominant color of the natural diamond. Sometimes, modifying colors or tints can affect the hue of a diamond.

Tone: the amount of lightness or darkness in the natural colored diamond. The range of tone extends from light to dark.

Saturation: the strength or intensity of color in the natural diamond. The saturation of light in diamonds can vary from pastel to vivid and intense. The darker and more intense the color, the rarer and more expensive the diamond.

A famous Champagne colored diamond is the Golden Jubilee. The diamond weighs 545.67-carats and is known as the largest faceted diamond in the world. The rough was 755-carats and was discovered in the Premier mine in South Africa in 1985. As a gift for the 50th anniversary of his coronation, the Golden Jubilee was presented to the King of Thailand in 1997.