Champagne diamonds are the best choice if you are looking for colored diamond jewelry, but not willing to splash out a huge sum of money.
Below are two examples of the most famous champagne diamonds. Although not everyone has the budget to buy such extravagant rings in diamond, the design and appeal of these stones can still be an inspiration for the purchase.
One of the most well-known pieces of champagne diamonds is the Golden Pelican. This is an iconic 69.93-carat champagne-colored gemstone, featuring an emerald cut. The diamond was mined from South Africa and is housed in a 14 k gold band that originally belonged to Palenzuela von Habsburg.
The Golden Pelican stone was once used as collateral in a bank transaction that secured the liberation of Jews who fled the mass persecution in Cuba. Later, it was auctioned at Christie’s and bagged a whopping 3 million dollars.
Yet another famous champagne diamond is the Golden Jubilee. This champagne-colored diamond weighs 545.67 carats and has been given the accolade of the largest faceted diamond in the world. It was cut from a 755 carat stone, which was discovered in the Premier mine in South Africa in 1985.
The diamond was originally presented to the king of Thailand during the 50th anniversary of his coronation, and that is how it got the name. The cost of the diamond is estimated to be somewhere between $5 million to $12 million.