Champagne and cognac are a marketing name to describe various shades of brownish diamonds. I believe Argyle came up with those names. I believe C1 through C5 (not 100% positive) are the true GIA grades for these "champagne" diamonds. Someone correct me if I''m wrong.Date: 2/25/2009 12:29:13 PM
I believe there is a formal color-grading system for brown shades. I have some earrings that are C4 or C5 (may be called ''champagne'').
PS - At one point, I was thinking of having a champagne diamond tennis bracelet made. At that time, of all the PS vendors I contacted, only could source such diamonds (and actually sent me samples - which I paid for).
Have you had experience with this vendor? They seem like they have quite a selection.Date: 2/25/2009 12:40:38 PM
Here is an example. Gorgeous brown-orange color!
Those are beautiful! I don''t know what is it about brown diamonds either, but they have such charm and personality! Especially love the pear-amazing colour!Date: 2/25/2009 4:47:18 PM
I don''t know what it is about brown diamonds but every time I wear mine, they seem to get noticed! I''ve got to say that I love them but as you can see from the photos they''re quite different in colour. The pear shape has wonderful orange tones and is really vibrant - terrible setting that doesn''t do the gemstone any favours at all! The Oval is a much softer, perhaps more ''champagne'' in colour. The amount of different colour fire from this is amazing. I see green blue, red, orange, yellow flashes etc. This particular colour - although you can''t tell from the photo - really suits yellow gold. The cushion cut is more a cold colour. This one has some grey undertones so looks quite different from the others.
You can buy brown coloured diamonds very cheaply (and also some at incredibly high prices too)! All of the diamonds featured below are 1ct or over and I''ve not paid more than $500 for any of them! Hope this helps.
I''m so sorry autumngems but a friend of mine is a gemstone dealer and occasionally he gets diamonds like this that are a bargain and fall into his lap. I''m lucky that he normally calls me first to see if I''m interested (and I usually am)Date: 2/27/2009 1:25:50 PM
Oh lovingdiamonds, will you share where you found yours, they are lovely?