Chocolate brown coloured diamonds were named “Cognac Diamonds” by executives at the Argyle mine as part of an advertising campaign. The purpose of the campaign was to raise awareness of the beauty of this colour of diamond. As the Argyle mine is the largest producer in the world of cognac diamonds, they hoped to increase sales too!
Prior to this very clever marketing, the cognac diamond had been quite neglected, particularly in the world of fine jewellery.
You can see that the Cognac name is quite appropriate, when you look at the dark, rich colour tones of these diamonds. They display deep burnt orange flashes of colour and chocolate tints and overtones. Cognac diamonds are truly one of the more stunning colours of all the fancy colour diamonds that are available.
The cost of cognac diamonds compared to white diamonds is very attractive too. This opens up greater possibilities for the ring design. simply because not all of the budget is taken up with the central white diamond.
Cognac diamonds look especially good when contrasted with white diamonds. The combination of the two colours really brings out the gorgeous, rich tones of the cognac colour. As you will spend less to get a great size cognac diamond, you may be able to also have more white diamonds set into the ring band as well.
Have a look at the ring designs below to see just some of the possible options. Of course as we are custom ring makers, many of the ring designs you see on this site could be made with a cognac diamond, if that is what you want.