Australian Chocolate Diamonds are sourced directly from the Argyle Diamond mine in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia. With the Argyle Diamond Mine set to be decommissioned as early as 2020, now is the right time to invest in the unique, warm beauty of an Australian Chocolate Diamond.
Australian Chocolate Diamonds are guaranteed to be conflict free and comply with both the United Nations Resolution and The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme. These resolutions work to ensure diamonds that are sourced from unethical sources, often referred to as ‘blood diamonds’, are not brokered through mainstream diamond wholesalers.
Argyle Chocolate & Pink Diamonds are the only coloured diamonds whose colour is not the result of impurities in the stone. Although there is no definitive answer for what causes the differences in colour of an Australian Chocolate Diamond, it appears to originate from immense pressure and heat that cause the process of plastic deformation and reformation.
Australian Chocolate Diamonds are impurity free coloured diamonds!
Approximately 20% of mined diamonds in the world are considered gem quality. With only one in a thousand polished diamonds weighing more than one carat. The single largest effect on the value of any diamond is rarity. The larger the diamond, the cleaner (internally flawless) or the more unusual the colour, will result in a more expensive stone.
Natural pink diamonds are a good example; they are quite rare which is reflected in the
price. Australian Chocolate Diamonds are no different. The rarer the colour, the larger the diamond, or the cleaner the diamond, the more expensive it will be.
However, Australian Chocolate Diamonds, being a relatively new trend in the market, are priced very competitively. With an ACD costing on average half that of an equivalent good quality white diamond, you can afford to invest in a larger gem!
Australian Chocolate Diamonds are a perfect choice for an engagement ring. Giving the opportunity to stay within tradition by choosing a diamond, an Australian Chocolate Diamond allows much more scope for individual expression. Where white is traditional, and generally difficult to distinguish, an Australian Chocolate Diamond is different. Even within the colour grading of C1 to C7 there are many variations of colour depth and tone making each ACD purchase and design particularly unique.