Chocolate Diamond – Beautiful and Unconventional
What is a Chocolate Diamond?
The chocolate diamond, also commonly called a champagne diamond or simply brown diamond, is a relatively affordable colored natural diamond that is as beautiful as it is unconventional. Over the past several years, chocolate diamonds have seen an immense increase in popularity both for Hollywood celebrities and normal diamond jewelry customers alike. Colored diamonds in general and the chocolate diamond in particular, is just beginning to enter mainstream but still quite unique. Diamond buyers are always seeking new and different looks and designs for jewelry. Whether you are looking for a unique diamond ring, a chocolate diamond engagement ring, or other jewelry such as bracelets, earrings, necklaces, or even diamond cuff links, this beautiful unique brown diamond is an excellent choice.
The Powerful and Unique Style of Chocolate Diamonds
Chocolate diamonds retain their unconventional beauty both as a diamond solitaire (set alone) as well as when used to accent or emphasize another diamond or gemstone. They can create a unique contrast that white diamonds could simply never achieve. The chocolate diamond can come in a wide range of brownish-red-orange-yellow hues including cinnamon (light brown), honey (orange/yellow brown), cognac (reddish-copper/orange brown), and deep clove (dark olive brown). This wide range of hues can fit perfectly with many skin tones, hair colors, styles, and other fashions where a white diamond would look either too plain, or else too exaggerated and simply out of place. Therefore, the brown diamond is an ideal gemstone for anyone with a strong sense of their own style and, depending on the piece and the rest of your style, a chocolate diamond can be either more subtle than a white diamond or infinitely more bold.
Chocolate Diamond Setting
A chocolate diamond works in many varieties of jewelry and diamond ring settings. Unlike many gems such as the canary diamond that require a setting with maximal light exposure, chocolate diamonds will still look outstanding in darker settings with far less exposure to light. Likewise, depending on the desired effect, a brown diamond can work perfectly in almost any metal, from white and yellow gold to platinum. One of the most dynamic but effective features of a chocolate diamond is the ability to create incredible and powerful contrasts with other gemstones. It is common to find jewelry with both chocolate diamonds and white diamonds because of the way that they strikingly contrast one another. Aquamarine and turquoise colored gemstones also make an exquisite complement to the brown diamond.
To Buy a Chocolate Diamond
When buying a chocolate brown diamond or a rare gemstone in general, there are two other potentially important considerations: authenticity (certificate) and investment potential.
Authenticity – Diamond Certificates
Regardless of whether you order online or make the purchase in person, as with any valuable gemstone, try to purchase your chocolate diamonds from a trusted company that can provide either GIA (Gemological Institute of America) or AGS (American Gem Society) certification for authenticity and proof of origin. There are many other diamond certification labs but these two are the most respected and trusted. Learn more about the GIA diamond grading report: Why a GIA Diamond Grading Report is so important
Chocolate Diamonds as an Investment
You may not think of it as such but a diamond is also a significant investment (with big potential to increase in value). Low grade brown diamonds are quite common and even used in industrial cutting but the high grade chocolate brown diamonds have good prospects. Because the demand for these diamonds is increasing and the current prices are still quite affordable, now seems an ideal time to buy one. On the other hand, if you intend to keep your diamond as a family heirloom, the investment futures have little relevance.
Chocolate Diamond: An Exceptional Diamond For An Exceptional Individual
You have probably gathered so far that a chocolate diamond is not for everyone. Then again, if you had wanted to be like 'everyone else', you would probably not have been considering a 'fancy' or colored diamond in the first place. In a world where everyone wanted to be like everyone else, we would all have white diamonds… Then again, that would be a boring place indeed. As the saying goes, a diamond is forever and in any case it is quite a large investment. Many people feel beauty should not be the only criterion for their diamond; it should also be unique or exceptional! The chocolate brown diamond fits this bill perfectly. If you or your special someone has a bit of a unique flare in their character or a bold edge in their style, a chocolate diamond is sure to be an excellent match.