One of the most interesting aspects of brown diamonds is the fact that they can be found all over the globe just like most colorless diamonds; they can be found in Australia, Angola, Borneo, Brazil, and the Congo (Le-Vian sources their chocolate diamonds from the Argyle mine in Australia mostly).
Where do brown diamonds come from?
Where do Chocolate Diamonds® come from? Apart from several brown, caramel and champagne-colored diamond mining sites in Brazil, Angola, the Congo and Borneo, most brown diamonds and other similarly-colored stones originate from the Argyle Diamond Mine located in Northwestern Australia.
How rare are brown diamonds?
Brown diamonds are the most common color variety of natural diamonds. In most mines, brown diamonds account for 15% of production. The brown color makes them less attractive as gemstones because of the reduced glimmer, and most are used for industrial purposes.
Are brown diamonds valuable?
Make no mistakes, brown diamonds are still diamonds and they are valuable, but within the niche of rare natural fancy colored diamonds, brown diamonds are among the most common (along with yellow diamonds) and are the most affordable from all colored diamonds (besides black diamonds).
Do brown diamonds exist?
Brown diamonds, also referred to as chocolate, champagne, and cognac, are among the more affordable fancy color diamonds because there are so many available. Still, as part of the world of color diamonds, they attract many customers with an array of questions.
What precious stone is brown?
Shades of Brown
|Garnet, Andalusite||Smoky orange/brown|
Which mineral is called the brown diamond?
The correct answer is Lignite. Lignite is called as “brown diamond”.
Why are brown diamonds cheap?
It is that simple. Most consumers buy chocolate diamonds because they fall in love with how pretty it looks. Given the low prices, for even fairly large stones, they offer better value for money than almost any other diamond.
How can you tell if a brown diamond is real?
The Water Test
Drop the gem into a glass of water. While a fake diamond is often hollow inside, a real diamond is high in density. Therefore, if the suspect stone sinks straight to the bottom of the glass, it is a real diamond. A fake stone will float around the top or middle of the glass.
What are GREY diamonds?
A gray diamond is a rare color of diamond — rarer than yellow or blue diamonds. This diamond comes in a variety of shades, from dark and dramatic to light and silvery. It can also be found with a speckled design (called salt-and-pepper diamonds) or a deep, metallic blue hue (called galaxy diamonds).
What is the rarest diamond?
Quick answer: The rarest diamond color is the red diamond. They are so rare that less than 30 true red diamonds are known to exist. They can cost $1 million per carat and most of the red diamonds in existence are less than ½ a carat in size.
How much is a 9 carat brown diamond worth?
A 9-carat diamond can be anywhere from $19,000 to well over $1,000,000, depending on the cut, color, and clarity. However, since a D color (colorless) diamond, as well as a diamond of flawless clarity, are exceptionally rare at . 001% of mined diamonds, a high-end 9-carat diamond that can be bought is about $200,500.
Is a black diamond real?
Black diamonds are real diamonds. Natural diamonds, Carbonados, and treated black diamonds are all found in nature. Unlike natural diamonds and Carbonados, treated black diamonds aren’t naturally black, they’re treated with heat to get their color.
Are salt and pepper diamonds real?
Well, in fact they are naturally occurring diamonds that are full of inclusions and natural color markings, making them extremely unique and one of a kind, salt and pepper diamonds have become far more popular more recently. In fact, they are one of our most sought-after gemstones here at Melissa Tyson Designs.