Soothing Gray SpinelTM
Spinel, the gem of royalty, has a centuries old history, its most famous sighting in the British Crown Jewels.
Spinel can be found in a variety of hues from bright candied apple red, rich and bold pink, and many shades of purple, blue, violet and bluish green.
Trace amounts of iron give spinel a violet to blue color and trace amounts of cobalt bring about vibrant blue.
Spinel, like garnet and diamond, is singly refractive, with the same physical properties in all crystal directions. It belongs to the cubic crystal system, and its characteristic crystal shape is an octahedron, looking like two back-to-back pyramids.
Natural fancy brown diamonds are available in shades from champagne to cognac to Chocolate Diamonds®, Le Vian®’s original brand of natural fancy color brown diamonds. Chocolate Diamonds® are naturally flavored, the depth of their color determined by the tremendous amount of pressure the diamond receives from deep within the earth.
The Argyle Diamond Mine in Western Australia is the world's largest producer of brown diamonds – 80% of Argyle's gem quality is brown. Famous brown diamonds include the 545 carat dark rich champagne hued "Golden Jubilee," the world's largest cut natural diamond.
Light Brown Diamonds, C2-C3 | Natural Color Diamond | Mohs Scale: 10 | April Birthstone | 10th Anniversary Gemstone
Nude Diamonds™ are more neutral than white diamonds; their natural hue complements all skin tones.”
Nude Diamonds™ are neutral skin tone, natural color diamonds that look colorless, take a high polish and offer a great value that is a fraction of the price of white diamonds. Le Vian® utilizes a very stringent selection process, choosing from a select range of high clarity natural faint and light brown diamonds with a touch of blush, the top of production, that are C2-C3 in color and SI or VS in clarity. The majority of natural fancy color Nude Diamonds™ are responsibly sourced by Le Vian® from the Argyle Mine in Australia.