Chocolate diamonds are luxurious diamonds sourced from the Australian Argyle mines. They are a warm chocolate brown color in hue, hence the name. Exceptionally crafted and uniquely colored, chocolate diamonds are fast becoming a must-have fashion trend. Famously used in the intricate fashion jewelry designs of Le Vian, chocolate diamonds are captivating, brilliant, and bring a level of effortless elegance any outfit, ensemble, and occasion.

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Chocolate Diamond FAQs


1. What Are They?

Chocolate diamonds are a common color variety of natural diamonds. In most mines, chocolate diamonds account for 15% of production. The brown color makes them less attractive as gemstones because of the reduced glimmer, and most are used for industrial purposes.

"Chocolate Diamonds" is Le Vian's name for the natural fancy color brown diamond that is featured in Le Vian fine jewelry. It is a trademark synonymous with Le Vian throughout the world. Le Vian holds the registered trademark for it in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, European Union, the Middle East, China, and Russia, to name a few. Le Vian's purpose in getting a registered trademark was to assure its million-plus collectors and new Le Vian fans around the world that Le Vian Chocolate Diamonds are responsibly sourced by Le Vian in accordance with its exacting standards.

Contrary to popular belief, Le Vian is not the first to use brown diamonds in jewelry. Actually, brown diamonds were the first natural color diamond to be used in jewelry, by second century Romans who set the stone in rings.

 2. How Are They Made?

When diamonds are formed, they are placed under enormous amounts of pressure, which compacts the tiny nitrogen particles that exist within them, creating a concentration of colored particles that change the entire color of the stone. The result is brown diamonds. Brown isn’t the only color that these diamonds can take on. There are other variations that can exist, and the lightness or darkness of the color depends on how concentrated the nitrogen atoms are within the diamond. If a smaller concentration exists, then the diamond might be a lighter color, almost like a champagne color. Heavier concentrations are signified with the darker chocolate or brown color.

3. Where Are They Mined?

Chocolate diamonds can be found all over the globe, including Australia, Angola, Borneo, Brazil, and the Congo. Le-Vian mostly sources their diamonds from the Argyle mine in Australia. While this increases the supply of brown diamonds able to be used for jewelry, the demand is significantly lowered due to its commonality. Brown diamonds are the most common colored diamond in the world, and therefore, until recently, they were only used for industrial purposes. When brown diamonds made the switch over to fine jewelry, the value remained lower than diamonds of any other color.

4. Where Can You Buy Them?

These diamonds can be bought at any jeweler or online.

5. Price Range

These diamonds range in price from about $150 to around $8000.

How We Reviewed

The chocolate diamond jewelry pieces below were reviewed based on their features, pros & cons, price, and availability. It is important to us that our readers feel confident in the information we give them in our reviews. To be sure we are giving you quality and accurate information, we have held each piece to the same standards, and have compared each to the same parameters, so it is an even and fair playing field.

Overall Price Range

The chocolate diamond jewelry pieces below range in price from around $150 to about $8000. The less expensive rings on this list are beautiful rings and meet all of our review standards. However, the more expensive rings may be of better quality diamonds or gemstones and may have an overall better appearance than the less expensive rings.

What We Reviewed

  • Engagement Rings
  • Rose Gold
  • Curved Lines
  • With White Diamonds
  • With Other Colorful Diamonds
  • White Gold
  • Interesting Shapes
  • Bold Earrings
  • Mixed Metals
  • Pendants
Sonia Jewels Size 7.25-10K Yellow Gold Chocolate Brown & White Round Diamond Halo Circle Engagement Ring - Channel Set Square Princess Center Setting Shape (1/2 cttw.)
  • 10k Gold Guaranteed, Authenticated with a 10k Stamp
  • Pure, Real & Natural Diamonds, Guaranteed
  • FREE Elegant Velvet Ring Box Included ***
  • FREE Standard Shipping ***
  • Hassle Free 30 Day Full 100% Refund Policy ***

Features

Chocolate diamond rings are commonly used for engagements, and many of them come with color combinations of rubies, turquoise, and emeralds. If you want to go fancier, you can get a ring that has brown pearls surrounding the brown diamonds. Or, to add a bit of flair, you could get an engagement ring with brown diamonds in a gold setting, or a checkerboard pattern that has white and brown diamonds alternating. They also make rings with rows of white and brown diamonds that create a striped pattern. If you want something simpler, you can get a ring with a white diamond right in the center that is surrounded by brown diamonds.

The ring we have featured today is the Sonia Jewels 10k Yellow Chocolate Brown & White Round Diamond Halo Circle Engagement Ring. This ring has 16 small round cut brown diamonds set in the middle to look like 1 princess cut diamond. Around it, there is a halo of small round white diamonds. The band is 10k yellow gold with a split shank that also has small white diamonds set into it. The ring can be resized and makes for a beautiful engagement ring.

PROS

  • All diamonds are 100% natural
  • Full refund within 30 days of purchase
  • Comes in a ring box

CONS

  • It is not made clear if the diamonds are conflict-free or not
  • The brown and white diamonds have been treated with irradiation

Features

Chocolate diamonds pair beautifully with rose gold. Something about the champagne pink brightness of rose gold really brings out the deep warm brown of these diamonds.

This particular ring has been handcrafted and forged in designer detail. Its unique shape, along with the round cut chocolate diamond, really makes it attention-grabbing. The band is made from solid 14K rose gold. A large fancy brown diamond adorns the top as a trellis of diamonds cascade downwards from either side. Surrounding the center diamond is delicate rose gold filigree that shows off the excellent craftsmanship that went into creating this beauty.

PROS

  • All diamonds are naturally created
  • The band can be changed to 14k yellow or white gold
  • Handcrafted

CONS

  • It is not made clear if the diamonds are conflict-free or not
Brandy Diamond Chocolate Brown 10k Rose Gold Diva Halo Bridal Ring 2-1/20 Ctw.
  • Real Natural Diamonds
  • 10K Rose Gold
  • Free Shipping Promotion
  • 3.5 grams (approx.)
  • Signature Gift box included.

Features

Jewelry that features subtle and sensual curves and bold movement is becoming increasingly popular amongst celebrities and fashionists. Naturally, customers are drawn to it as well.

This rose gold diva ring is a perfect example of gorgeous lines mixed with chocolate. The 10k rose gold band has 4 rows of diamonds 2 of white round diamonds and 2 of round brown diamonds. Each row curved around and behind the centerpiece which is a 1.5-carat brown diamond. Around the center, diamond is a halo of small round white diamonds.

PROS

  • 100% natural diamonds
  • Comes in a gift box

CONS

  • The brown diamond has been treated with irradiation
  • It is not made clear if the diamonds are conflict-free or not
Size - 9.5 - Solid 10k Yellow Gold Round Chocolate Brown and White Diamond Engagement Ring OR Fashion Band Channel Set Square Shape Solitaire Shaped Halo Ring (1/2 cttw)
  • 10k Gold Guaranteed, Authenticated with a 10k Stamp
  • Pure, Real & Natural Diamonds, Guaranteed
  • FREE Elegant Velvet Ring Box Included ***
  • Hassle Free 30 Day Full 100% Refund Policy ***
  • FREE Standard Shipping in USA

Features

A popular trend with chocolate diamonds is to combine them with other gemstones like white diamonds. The white diamonds compliment and make the rich tones of brown diamonds pop.

This Sonia Jewels ring has the beautiful combination of chocolate and white diamonds. The center is made to look like a square diamond that is made of 29 small round brown diamonds. It has a halo of channel set white diamonds in an octagon shape around the center. Next, to the halo, there is a band of brown diamonds on both sides and to set it off its split shank band has round white diamonds set into it. This ring really capitalizes on the chocolate and white diamond trend.

PROS

  • All diamonds are 100% natural
  • Full refund within 30 days of purchase
  • Comes in a ring box
  • The white diamonds are untreated

CONS

  • It is not made clear if the diamonds are conflict-free or not
  • The brown diamonds have been treated with irradiation
LeVian Rhodolite Garnet Chocolate and Vanilla Diamonds 1.30 cttw Earrings 14k Solid Rose Gold NEW
  • Gorgeous LeVian intense color Rhodolite Garnet Earrings. Earrings length / drop approximately 13.9 mm (0.55")
  • Please allow 2-3 month (LeVian Processing time) for certificate of authenticity to be sent directly to you form LeVian
  • Comfortable enough for everyday wear, yet great for special occasions
  • Come with nice jewelry presentation box
  • Abdorable and cute small earrings. This listing is for earrings only. Matching pendant available and sold separately

Features


Already exceptionally beautiful by themselves, the natural beauty of chocolate diamonds are only enhanced when included with other colorful diamonds. Brown diamonds look amazing when set with warm tones such as rubellites and ruby and brighter, pink tourmalines to balance out the chocolate tones. Adding smaller complimentary stones to the design also adds a lovely touch.

These Le Vian earrings feature oval-shaped deep raspberry colored rhodolite garnets that hang gracefully at the bottom of these drop earrings. They are accented on the top with Le Vian chocolate diamonds and what they call vanilla (white) diamonds. These dazzling gemstones are all set in 14k rose gold.

PROS

  • The diamonds are conflict free
  • All the diamonds are naturally created
  • Come with a certificate of authenticity
  • Comes in a jewelry presentation box

CONS

  • None

Features

Whether choosing an engagement ring, earrings, a necklace, or a bracelet made from chocolate diamonds, the fashionable option is to combine this jewelry with 14k yellow gold as it compliments various skin tones. However, because of the contrast diamonds set in white gold, sterling silver or even platinum are also sought after.

These Sonia Jewels White Gold Channel Set Round Brown and White Diamond diamond earring have the perfect blend of deep, rich brownstones and bright, metallic white gold.

PROS

  • All diamonds are 100% natural
  • Full refund within 30 days of purchase

CONS

  • It is not made clear if the diamonds are conflict-free or not
  • The brown and white diamonds have been treated with irradiation
Sonia Jewels Size 7-14k Rose Gold Round Chocolate Brown Diamond Infinity Ring (1/3 Cttw)
  • Natural, Real Diamonds GUARANTEED - 1/3 Ct. Total Diamond Carat Weight
  • 14k Rose Gold GUARANTEED, Authenticated with a 14k Stamp
  • Elegant Velvet Ring Box Included
  • Hassle Free 30 Day Full 100% Refund Policy
  • Made with Highest Quality Craftsmanship

Features

Combining uniquely shaped rings with chocolate diamonds is a big trend that has already been seen across runways and on fashion blogs.  These designs use soft curves, gleaming gold metals, and unique stone settings to create pieces that are sure to impress on Earth and beyond.

This rose gold chocolate diamond infinity ring features an infinity design in the middle that is made completely of chocolate diamonds. On either side of the infinity design are soft curved lines of white diamonds that leads into the 14k rose gold band.

PROS

  • All diamonds are 100% natural
  • Full refund within 30 days of purchase
  • Comes in a ring box

CONS

  • It is not made clear if the diamonds are conflict-free or not
  • The brown diamonds have been treated with irradiation
925 Sterling Silver Round Chocolate Brown Diamond Square Cluster Earrings (1/5 Cttw)
  • Natural, Real Diamonds GUARANTEED - 1/5 Ct. Total Diamond Carat Weight
  • 925 Sterling Silver GUARANTEED, Authenticated with a 925 Stamp
  • Elegant Velvet Earrings Box Included
  • Hassle Free 30 Day Full 100% Refund Policy
  • Made with Highest Quality Craftsmanship

Features

Bold earrings are a subtle yet elegant way of wearing chocolate diamonds

These Sonia Jewels square cluster earrings feature a center of brown diamonds outlined with sterling silver.

PROS

  • All diamonds are 100% natural
  • Full refund within 30 days of purchase
  • Comes in a velvet presentation box

CONS

  • It is not made clear if the diamonds are conflict-free or not
  • The brown diamonds have been treated with irradiation

Features

We’ve discussed how amazing chocolate diamonds look with rose gold and white gold. But combining, however, white gold with accents and highlights of rose gold can also look great.

This white and rose gold perfectly accent the 1.2-carat brown diamond ring at the center. Around the stone, there is a halo of white diamonds that are set to look almost like a flower around the center diamond. There is intricate line detailing on the side of the ring, and there is a trail of white diamonds reaching around the band.

PROS

  • All diamonds are naturally created
  • The band can be changed to 14k yellow or white gold
  • Handcrafted

CONS

  • It is not made clear if these diamonds are conflict free or not
Sonia Jewels 10K White Gold Prong Set Chocolate Brown & White Princess Square Diamond Pendant Charm (.15 cttw.)
  • 10k Gold Guaranteed, Authenticated with a 10k Stamp
  • Pure, Real & Natural Diamonds, Guaranteed
  • FREE Elegant Velvet Pendant Box Included ***
  • FREE Standard Shipping ***
  • Hassle Free 30 Day Full 100% Refund Policy ***

Features

A chocolate diamond pendant is an excellent addition to any simple necklace.

This Chocolate Brown & White Princess Square Diamond Pendant by Sonia Jewels has a center made entirely of brown diamonds with accents of white diamonds on the edges.

PROS

  • All diamonds are 100% natural
  • Full refund within 30 days of purchase
  • Comes in a ring box

CONS

  • The pendant does not come with a chain
  • It is not made clear if the diamonds are conflict-free or not

The Verdict

Chocolate diamonds are great for any occasion and look fantastic on any piece of jewelry. Our favorite from this list is the 14K Rose Gold Chocolate Diamond Leaf Ring. The richness of the diamond next to the rose gold and intricate design underneath the diamond was more than we could have imagined.

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