Jewelry trend of 2011: Chocolate diamond rings
Over the last years, the jewelry world has begun to see a shift in what is desired by jewelry lovers. Classic diamond solitaries are still popular, it’s hard to imagine the popularity of a classic diamond solitaire ring going away, but what is also coming in trend for 2011 are colored diamonds. At first is was yellow canary diamond rings and now the trend is moving to chocolate diamond rings.
Chocolate diamond rings have been around for quite some time, yet it is only now that the chocolate diamond ring is coming into vogue. One of the jewelers at the front of this trend is Le Vian. Le Vian has been crafting chocolate diamond jewelry for centuries; from royalty to celebrities.
Chocolate diamond rings are especially popular for those getting married. The sales of chocolate diamond engagement rings have went up in the last year and industry trends are saying that number is only going to get larger. However, if you’ve already gotten your engagement ring, don’t worry about missing out on chocolate diamonds. You can also get chocolate diamonds in earrings, bracelets, necklaces and pendants.
If you want to pick yourself up a chocolate diamond ring, here are a few things you should know before purchasing.
- Chocolate diamonds are sold under different names. Two popular names for chocolate diamonds are cognac diamonds and champagne diamonds.
- Chocolate diamonds come in many shades and colors.
- A chocolate diamond is graded on its hue, tone and color saturation. A great chocolate diamond has a high color intensity.
- Dark diamonds mask small flaws more easily then clear colorless diamonds. Use a jeweler’s loupe to look for any black spots of cloudiness that may reduce the brilliance of the diamond.