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What is a Champagne Diamond?

August 01, 2022

Many people are obsessed with diamonds for different reasons. Some buy diamonds to add to their jewellery collection, to give a loved one on special occasions, or to hold as an investment. The more colourless a diamond, the rarer and the higher the price. Therefore, many people opt for coloured diamonds, which are more affordable.

Champagne diamonds are one such diamond. Often mounted on white gold, champagne diamond rings are primarily encrusted in a pendant or ring and are a sight to behold. 

What is a Champagne Diamond?

Champagne diamonds derive their name from the brown colour that resembles champagne. They’re also called cognac or chocolate diamonds.

The brown colour results from nitrogen impurities. The darker the diamond, the greater the amount of nitrogen. Like white diamonds, brown diamonds are very durable and have many applications. What does a champagne diamond represent? Click to learn about it. 

Champagne Diamond Rarity and Cost

Champagne diamonds are rarer than other diamonds and therefore command a higher price. However, it’s important to note that they are less rare than colourless diamonds.

Many factors affect the price of a champagne diamond, including the four Cs–colour, carat, cut, and clarity.

Factors to Consider Before Buying a Champagne Diamond

It’s important to do some research before walking into a jewellery store when shopping for a champagne diamond. Here are the most important aspects to consider before making your diamond purchase.


Champagne diamonds come in various shades of brown, and their colour intensity and shade can affect the price. The colours range from light brown (champagne) to dark brown (chocolate). The darker a champagne diamond, the higher the price it commands. For more information, check out our recent post on the colour grades of champagne diamonds.


The smoother the cut of a diamond, the more attractive it is considered and the higher the price. Champagne diamonds offer jewellers more flexibility in cutting methods than a colourless diamond, and they often prioritise intensifying the brown colour.


A high-quality diamond should not contain any visible blemishes or intrusions. Diamonds with higher clarity command a higher price, and a diamond’s value decreases the more imperfections are present. It’s also worth considering how a diamond’s clarity can affect its sparkle.

Carat Weight

Carat is the standard measurement unit used to denote the weight of a diamond. Many people prioritise carat when choosing a diamond because they want a larger stone to show off.


There are many shapes of diamonds to choose from, and it’s essential to choose a shape based on the jewellery itself so that the jeweller can properly incorporate the diamond into the best-looking piece possible.


If you’re looking to surprise a loved one on a special occasion, it’s worth considering a champagne diamond. This diamond colour is growing in popularity and can help make any piece of jewellery unique enough to help the wearer stand out from the crowd.

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