Understanding Brown Diamonds & Chocolate Diamonds Better
When we talk about jewels, there is no doubt that stones have always played a very important role. Amongst the various stones, diamonds are considered the most fascinating and exciting. Yes, since they are rare, they are very expensive and may not within reach for large sections of people. But there are some occasions in life where the use of these diamonds is becoming extremely important. No wedding can be considered complete without diamond rings even if the size of the stone is small. When we think about wedding rings with studded diamonds or other jewels like necklaces or ear rings or even nose rings, we always think about white diamonds or sparkling but colorless diamonds.
Growing Demand For Colored Diamonds
However, things have changed over the years and today we have a growing demand for colored diamonds. They come in different colors ranging from gray to yellow, from pink to green, from red to blue and even from black to purple. They are available in different sizes and shapes. But original colored diamonds are extremely rare and therefore at times they are considered more expensive when compared to the white or colorless diamonds. It is believed that if around 10000 carats of diamonds are mined from the earth, only one gram could be of high quality colored diamonds. Hence it continues to be very much in demand and supply is very limited. There are some stories that by 2020, the stock of pink diamonds would have exhausted in the world.
The Growing Demand For Brown Diamonds
Brown diamonds or chocolate diamonds have appeared recently on the scene and within a short span of time they have started occupying center stage. They are very much in demand and they are creating sensation within a short period of time. Brown diamonds even a few years back was unheard of but today there are many celebrities and star who have played their role in making it very popular and this has increased the demand quite significantly. However, before investing in these colored diamonds in general and brown diamonds in particular, there are a few things you must know.
The Industrial Use Diamond
There is no doubt that colored diamonds in green, pink, blue, red and yellow are considered more valuable than white diamonds. Brown diamonds while being considered a colored diamond were not considered commercially suitable when compared to their brighter and colorful counterparts. Brown diamonds are usually dull in color and they come with full of inclusions. Hence they are mined in abundance. Because of their relatively large availability they are quietly moved to factory or commercial use and very rarely they had made to jewelry making in the true sense of the term. However, there could have been a brief exception in 1970s when it was used as cognac diamonds with brown-orange hue in them. Hence it would not be out of place to mention here that these brown diamonds were considered suitable only for industrial use and not good enough for domestic or commercial use.
The Entire Of Chocolate Diamond
However the tide turned for chocolate diamonds in the early 2000s and the credit for this should go to Le Vian. They were able to find a way by which the brown diamond could be made more acceptable to the general public. They were able to change the public perception of these brown diamonds by grading them better. In fact there is a well thought out and efficient grading system for diamonds and Li Vian started categorizing brown diamonds in the C4-C7 color range.
Steps were also taken to reduce the impact of inclusions which were a major problem with these brown diamonds. This led to the chocolate variants of diamonds becoming fairly rare. Over a period of time only 5% of brown diamonds were made to meet these exacting standards. The rarity of this variant led to the immense rise and use of chocolate diamonds in the jewelry making. It saw the rise of this form of diamond and today there is no doubt that brown diamond in general and the chocolate variety of it is hugely popular and is considered a highly fashionable gemstone to say the least.