DEEP SEA BLUE TOPAZTM
Legend has it that topaz dispels all enchantment and helps improve eyesight. In ancient times, it was believed that topaz had the power to increase strength and make the wearer invisible. Today, the gem is favored for its exquisite blue hue which can range from cool icy blues as featured in Le Vian®'s Ocean Blue TopazTM to the deep, Mediterranean blues in Deep Sea Blue TopazTM.
An interesting characteristic of topaz is its ability to build up a distinct electrical charge from heat or friction that it will retain for several hours. Blue is the most popular topaz color which is obtained through a diffusion treatment that is permanent.
In 2012, the Le Vian Corporation announced its newest brand, a separate division named Le Vian Exotics®, introducing a new palette of color in diamonds in bold primary hues, enhanced to bring out their natural beauty. Since all other divisions specialize in natural color diamonds, Le Vian Exotics® has become Le Vian’s gallery where diamond color has no limits. Le Vian Exotics® Blueberry Diamonds® feature a bold blueberry flavor.
Blueberry Diamonds® can be found in the Blues™ trend with Blueberry ‘N Vanilla (Blueberry Diamonds®, Vanilla Diamonds® and Vanilla Gold®), providing accent to softer Blues™ like Sea Blue Aquamarine® and Ocean Blue Topaz™, as well as in the Mixberry Diamonds® collection which features four distinct flavors including Goldenberry Diamonds™, Kiwiberry Green Diamonds™, Blueberry Diamonds® and Cherryberry Diamonds™ in settings of Honey Gold™ or Vanilla Gold®.
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.
The journey of a diamond in the rough to the sparkling diamond design you love is a fascinating story, one that began billions of years ago, deep within the earth where a diamond has formed under extreme heat and pressure. Its ascent from its natural home is forced by nature or man where it is then cleaved, cut and polished revealing its natural beauty. Diamonds are the hardest material on earth and the only gem that is composed of only one element, carbon.
Vanilla Diamonds® are specially selected to adorn Le Vian® designs – from breathtaking one-of-a-kind red carpet favored designs in Vanilla Gold® to the trendsetting combination of Strawberry ‘N Vanilla® featuring the blushing hue of Strawberry Gold® topped with Vanilla Diamonds®.