About Australian Chocolate Diamonds
Australian Chocolate Diamonds – a unique Australian treasure that holds the prestigious title of being an Argyle Diamond. These warm toned, vibrant pieces are suited to the creative, fashion forward consumer. They are brilliant; they are unique and they are attractively priced. Australian Chocolate Diamonds are guaranteed to come straight from the source – directly from the Argyle Diamond Mine in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia.
The majority of diamonds pass through many hands on their journey from mines all over the world to the retail market, often making them impossible to validate or “fingerprint.” Australian Chocolate Diamonds are different and are traced to the very lot number in the mine.
Be proud in owning your very own unique and stunning piece of Australia’s natural beauty.
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When you involve yourself in the world market for precious gems, and for diamonds in particular, you only have one choice. That choice is a commitment to excellence, with no compromises.” Brett Bolton, Managing Director of Australian Chocolate Diamonds (ACD), embraces this as more than just a slogan: it is a watchword, a credo if you will. Given the success of this company and the standards ACD have set, it is also evidentiary, and very much a part of the reason they have chosen to hallmark their diamonds with the indelible name, “Eternity.”
For over 50 years Eternity Diamonds has garnered a reputation for mining, cutting, cultivating and perfecting quality diamonds, gems and pearls inside the Australasian Quadrant of world markets. The core focus of ACD Managing Director, Brett Bolton, is to provide these markets with the most professional, efficient and ethical supply of its wide range of products. During this time the company has seen many changes in the Australian and international diamond market. Today people expect more from their jewellery than just great design, they are looking for presentations that are both unique and intrinsically exceptional—ones that engender a kind of emotional alchemy that only the finest of stones can inspire.
These are a few of the many reasons why Australian Chocolate Diamonds by Eternity was created. Australian Chocolate Diamonds have been both sourced and selected from Argyle Mines Western Australia. As the world’s largest supplier of natural coloured diamonds, the Argyle Mines are renowned for producing elegant champagne and signature pink diamonds.
It is usually understood only by industry experts that the transformation from a rough diamond to a finished product differs greatly. This difference is particularly true when one compares the process to perfect a chocolate diamond compared to that of a white diamond.
There are two basic reasons for this. The first reason is that a chocolate diamond is much harder than a white diamond and therefore the cutting process is much slower. For instance, generally a white diamond takes around six hours of processing to go from a rough diamond to finished gem. However, in the chocolate series, one laborious stone has taken us over 150 hours of cutting to finish. This stone was a 2ct C6. The second reason is that when cutting a white diamond we are cutting to reduce the colour of the light returned out of the diamond. When people are looking for a white diamond they want it as white as possible of course.
However when cutting coloured diamonds we work to enhance the natural beauty from within the stone. In the past, this was done in a way that directly affected the brilliance and sparkle of the gemstone. Eternity Diamonds have found a way not only to capture the colour, but also to ensure that the brilliance and sparkle of the stone is maximised and even embellished. So much so, that now, even when you compare them to white diamonds of the same quality the scintillation will often be the same or greater.
At this stage of its dynamic growth and development, ACD retains a team of 70 dedicated cutters applying all of their skills and craftsmanship to ensure that every stone is precision cut, capturing and bringing to life the true brilliance of your Australian diamond. Australian Chocolate Diamonds are sure to be a stunning statement amongst an array of pieces. With the confidence of independent grading and absolute integrity that goes into every piece, you will be assured in the knowledge that your diamond has been certified and laser inscribed for added security. My Diamond Story allows your Australian Chocolate Diamond to provide its own genealogy and chain of origin by recording each step of its journey to you.
This even includes the lot number given to the parcel from which it was originally sorted by the Argyle office. These lot numbers give us a guide to the colour, size and also quality of the parcel. This certificate includes the rough weight, the stone’s original weight from the mine before any cutting took place. It also gives you the colour (graded from C1 to C7, where C1 is the lightest through to a deep chocolate colour of C7) as well as the clarity, which follows the GIA grading system of flawless through to I-3 for heavily included diamonds. The Australian Chocolate Diamonds generally range from VVS1 through to I-1.