Natural Color Brown Diamonds

Natural brown diamonds, exude a rich, earthy warmth that is both unique and captivating. These diamonds come in a variety of shades including Chocolate, Coffee, Cinnamon, Cognac and Champagne, each offering its own unique appeal. These gems, found in regions such as Australia and Africa, are celebrated for their natural beauty.

Natural Color Brown Diamonds

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Looking for a natural brown diamond for your next piece of jewelry, or perhaps as a new addition to your investment portfolio? At Langerman, we leverage over five decades of experience to guide our clients find their perfect brown diamonds. We're confident we can help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

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FAQs about Natural Color Brown Diamonds

What Is A Color​ Diamond?

Color diamonds are those that exhibit a distinct color, such as the various shades of brown. These colors arise from unique combinations of pressure, heat, and trace elements that affect the diamond during its formation. These differ from colored diamonds, which may be treated. Our natural color diamonds are not treated to enhance their color in any way. 

Learn more about the origins and characteristics of different diamond colors in our diamond encyclopedia.

What Is A Natural Brown Diamond?

Natural brown diamonds are celebrated for their rich, deep hues which range from light to dark brown. These diamonds are often less expensive than their more colorful counterparts, making them an excellent choice for both first-time buyers and seasoned collectors.

How Do Brown Diamonds Get Their Color?

Brown diamonds get their color through a combination of processes during their formation deep within the Earth. The presence of specific conditions and elements during the diamond's creation influences its ultimate color. Here are the primary factors involved in the coloring of brown diamonds:

  • Plastic Deformation: The most widely accepted theory for the coloring of brown diamonds is plastic deformation. This occurs when the diamond crystal lattice undergoes significant stress during its formation. The stress can be due to geological movements such as tectonic shifts or volcanic activity, which distort the lattice. These distortions can create dislocations and defects within the crystal structure, absorbing light differently. This imparts a brown color to the diamond.
  • Nitrogen Impurities: While less influential in the case of brown diamonds than in yellow diamonds, nitrogen impurities can still play a role. When nitrogen atoms replace carbon atoms in the diamond's crystal lattice, they can cause color changes. This depends on their concentration and the manner in which the atoms are grouped.
  • Irradiation: Natural radiation from surrounding rocks can also affect the color of diamonds. In the case of brown diamonds, prolonged exposure to low levels of natural radiation can alter the crystal structure slightly. This radiation contributes to their brown hue.
  • Heat and Pressure: The intense heat and pressure that diamonds are subjected to naturally in the Earth can also influence their color. For brown diamonds, the specific conditions of heat and pressure can enhance the brown coloration by affecting the diamond's crystal lattice.

How Are Brown Diamonds Priced?

The 4Cs—Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carats—determine the value of brown diamonds, with the intensity of the color and the evenness of the hue being particularly significant. Many brown diamonds also display secondary colors such as yellow, orange, and pink, with those featuring a pink secondary color generally having a higher value than others.

These variations add depth and complexity to the gem's appearance, enhancing its appeal. Due to their range of hues and more favorable pricing, brown diamonds provide a more accessible entry point into the world of colored diamonds.

Are Brown Diamonds Real Diamonds?

​​Yes, the natural brown diamonds in our stock  are all  real diamonds with a coloration that is 100% natural. These diamonds are not treated or enhanced to achieve their color, making each stone uniquely authentic.

What Shades of Brown Diamonds Are There?

At Langerman, we classify our brown diamonds into enchanting shades like Chocolate, Coffee, Cinnamon, and Champagne. Each shade brings its own story and charm, allowing for personal expression and style.

  • Chocolate Diamonds: This shade of brown diamond mirrors the rich, deep tones found in dark chocolate. Often sought after for its intensity and warmth, Chocolate diamonds provide a luxurious and bold statement. They are particularly popular in both modern and traditional settings, making them versatile for various jewelry pieces.
  • Coffee Diamonds: Coffee diamonds feature a lighter, more subtle brown hue, reminiscent of a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Their softer color exudes a gentle warmth that is both comforting and sophisticated. These diamonds are ideal for those who prefer a hint of color that complements any outfit without overpowering it.
  • Cinnamon Diamonds: With a reddish-brown tint, Cinnamon diamonds capture the spicy tones of their namesake. This unique color stands out with a vibrant and fiery quality, making it perfect for pieces meant to be noticed. Jewelers often choose Cinnamon diamonds for their distinctive flair and the warmth they add to jewelry designs.     
  • Cognac Diamonds:  Cognac diamonds are distinguished by their deep orange-brown hue, reminiscent of fine brandy. Popular for their affordability and warmth, they make stunning, unique jewelry pieces.
  • Champagne Diamonds: With a subtle and elegant color just like the bubbly drink in a  glass, Champagne diamonds can be extremely flattering and will bring out the best in your skin tone and har.

Each of these shades not only offers a distinct visual appeal but also tells a different story, allowing clients to choose a diamond that truly resonates with their personal style and emotional expression. At Langerman, we take pride in providing a diverse selection that caters to the varied tastes and preferences of our clientele, ensuring that each brown diamond is a reflection of individual beauty and style.

What Are Some Notable Brown Diamonds?

Although not as famous as their pink diamond or blue diamond counterparts, brown diamonds have gained recognition for their beauty and have featured in various high-profile jewelry pieces and collections around the world.

  • The Golden Jubilee Diamond - Weighing 545.67 carats, this diamond stands as the world's largest cut and faceted diamond. It features a rich, brown color with a yellow hue, discovered at the Premier Mine in South Africa in 1985.
  • The Earth Star Diamond - Miners in South Africa extracted the Earth Star Diamond in 1967, a 111.59-carat pear-shaped gem known for its deep brown color. It stands out for its significant size and rich, deep hue.
  • The Star of the South - Famous for its pinkish-brown color, the Star of the South weighs 128.48 carats. Discovered in Brazil in 1853, this early recognized brown diamond boasts a rich history, with various rulers and members of royalty having owned it.

Where Do Brown Diamonds Come From?

Brown diamonds can originate from several renowned mining regions around the world. Our collection at Langerman includes brown diamonds that we have carefully sourced  ensuring that we offer only the best to our clients.

  • Australia: One of the primary sources for high-quality brown diamonds is Australia, particularly the Argyle mine, which was one of the largest diamond producers in the world until its closure in 2020.
  • Africa: African countries, especially South Africa and Botswana, are other key sources of brown diamonds. These regions are known for their rich diamond deposits and produce a variety of diamond colors, including the  brown shades.
  • Russia: The vast diamond mines of Siberia in Russia also contribute to the supply of brown diamonds. Russian mines are known for their state-of-the-art extraction techniques and have been consistent in producing a range of diamond colors.
  • Brazil: In South America, Brazil has a historic connection with colored diamonds, including unique brown shades. Brazilian mines are often smaller and less industrialized, but they are known for the distinct quality and color of the diamonds they produce.

By sourcing brown diamonds from these diverse geographical locations, Langerman ensures a wide selection of high-quality stones. Each region brings its own unique characteristics to the diamonds it produces, providing our clients with a rich selection of shades and qualities to choose from.    

What's the Appeal of Brown Diamonds?

Brown diamonds capture the imagination with their earthy tones, which range from soft beiges to deep, rich chocolates. This spectrum of colors evokes a sense of warmth and natural beauty. This makes natural brown diamonds highly prized for those seeking a distinctive and sophisticated look in their jewelry. The appeal of brown diamonds extends beyond just their aesthetic qualities; here are several reasons why they are increasingly popular:

  • Unique Aesthetic: Brown diamonds offer a unique alternative to the traditional white diamond. They provide an elegant yet understated beauty that is perfect for those who wish to stand out from the crowd. Their rich tones can complement a wide range of metals and settings, allowing for versatile design possibilities.
  • Affordability: Brown diamonds tend to be more affordable. This is even compared to other color diamonds like blue diamonds or pink diamonds. This makes them an excellent choice for buyers looking to maximize their budget without compromising on the quality of the gemstone. We're confident we can pair you with the brown diamond that best suits your budget.
  • Fashion Flexibility: The neutral color palette of brown diamonds pairs well with both casual and formal wear. This makes them a versatile choice for everyday jewelry as well as special occasions. Whether set in a ring, pendant, or a pair of earrings, brown diamonds can elevate any outfit.
  • Symbolism and Meaning: Brown diamonds carry connotations of stability, reliability, and resilience, resonating with those who value these qualities. In addition, they are often associated with the earth and nature. They appeal to people who prefer a more organic, natural look.
  • Increasing Popularity: As more designers and jewelers recognize the beauty and versatility of brown diamonds, these gems are becoming a trendy choice in fashion circles. High-profile celebrities and fashion icons often sport brown diamond jewelry, lending further credence to their appeal and solidifying their status as fashionable and desirable stones.

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Whether you are in the market to purchase a brown diamond for investment, to add to a collection, or to set in a piece of jewelry, Langerman Diamonds is your ideal partner. Contact us today to explore our exclusive selection and find the brown diamond that speaks to you.