Diamonds have been a popular choice of stone for engagement rings for decades now, but even before the famous De Beer’s advertising campaign, we have always been fascinated by a diamond’s unique qualities. While the classic colourless diamond engagement ring will probably never go out of style, there has been a growing popularity in the chocolate diamond ring.
Diamonds come in a wide variety of different colours, shades and tones, including blue, green, yellow, pink and brown. The term ‘chocolate diamond’ was actually only coined in 2000 and is used to refer to diamonds of a deep shade of brown. Prior to that, dark coloured diamonds were considered less desirable, but through creative marketing, the popularity of these gems as an alternative to the conventional white diamond has grown significantly.
The chocolate diamond engagement ring has enormous appeal for many people, especially for those couples who do not feel the need to be traditional. These fashionable rings are also popular for their unique, rich dark hue that has proven to be very versatile. For just as white diamonds can go with any skin tone, chocolate diamonds also act as a beautiful complement to nearly every skin colour. This rare stone looks stunning for formal occasions, as well as everyday wear. Just like a white diamond, a chocolate diamond is one of the hardest and most precious materials on earth.
Such diamonds may also be called cognac diamonds, and they work beautifully either as the centre stone or as accents. It is fairly common to find engagement rings with a collection of small chocolate diamonds instead of a single centre stone. It is the neutral colour of this stone that makes it perfect for mixing and matching with light coloured stones such as white diamonds and aquamarines. You also need to consider the setting when choosing the right diamond engagement ring; luckily, the versatile colour of chocolate diamonds beautifully complements most settings of gold, white gold, rose gold or platinum.
You may have to look a little harder to find chocolate diamonds as they are rarer than traditional white diamonds, but these rings are well worth the extra effort. As always, you want to make sure you get your diamond engagement ring from a reputable jeweller who can provide a certificate of authenticity, ensuring that you are getting what you pay for, as opposed to a synthetic diamond. Chocolate diamond rings are perfect for anyone looking for a striking and unique alternative to the conventional engagement ring, as well as being considerably less expensive than white diamonds.